Thakurgaon District

The upazilas in this district are:
Thakurgaon Sadar Upazila
Pirganj Upazila
Baliadangi Upazila
Haripur Upazila
Ranisankail Upazila

The economy of Thakurgaon district can be divided into two major parts: Agri-based economy and non agricultural sources of ecomony. It is an obvious that in agri-depended Bangladesh agriculture would be the thrust sector of the economy. Thakurgaon has been striving for long time to be economically productive. But being 500 km apart from the capital it is not easy to get sufficient technical and logistic support. Even its been always a pain for local products to get into the national market. It is not easy for the investors to set up their business far away from the center of national trade and commerce. Thakurgaon is rich in producing a good number of agri-items like paddy, wheat, sugercane, seasonal corps, seasonal fruits etc. There is a sugarcane plantation - TSM (Thakurgaon Sugar Mill), part of the BSFIC. These become the main livelihood of the native. Poltry firms are quite productive business in Thakurgaon. There are several coldstores in the district. Different businesses for producing and repairing agricultural tools have grown up. Good number of service holders dwell in Thakurgaon engaging themselves in different government and non-government services among with independent jobs. The people needs some planned and long term actions to develop and maintain their economy.
Places of interest
Thakurgaon: 1) The river of Tangon 2) Senua Bridge 3) Sugar Mill 4) Old Air Port, First Destroyed second world war, situated at Shibganj 5) Jomidar Mosjid at Shibganj 6) Papri's home. Baliadangi: 1) Ancient Mango Tree
Ranisankoil: 1) The Fair of Nekmordon 2) Gorkoi Heritage 3) King's Palace 4) The river of Kulic 5) KhuniaDhighi Memorial 6) Palace of King Tonko Nath
Pirgonj: 1) Mazars of great Muslim saints.
Haripur: 1) Ancient Hindu Temples.
Thakurgaon is culturally very rich district. It has its own culture developed for many years. The locality face an influence of its colorful culture. Few festivals and cultural events are regularly arranged here. Alpona Samsad events 'Boishakhi Mela' every Bangla new year. Teertho arranges 'Thakurgaon Film Festival' every year from 2007. Dhamer Gaan is the cultural invention of Thakurgaon people. Existing about 10 tribals here enjoy there culture practices.
Many government and non-government organizations are active in Thakurgaon. Government offices and organizations are as usual to any district of Bangladesh. Along with some famous national NGOs like BRAC, ASA, CARE, PKSF there are number of renowned local non-government organizations active here.
Thakurgaon District (rajshahi division) with an area of 1809.52 sq km, is bounded by panchagarh district on the north, west bengal of India on the west and south, Panchagarh and dinajpur districts on the east. Annual average temperature: maximum 33.5°C, minimum 10.5°C; annual rainfall 2536 mm. Main rivers are tangon, punarbhaba, nagar, Pathari, Talma, Kulic, dhepa.
Thakurgaon (Town) consists of 9 wards and 23 mahallas. The area of the town is 10.70 sq km. The Town has a population of 40336; male 51.62%, female 48.38%; population density per sq km 3770. Literacy rate among the town people is 58.5%.
Administration Thakurgaon subdivision was established in 1860 and was turned into a district in 1984. The district consists of 2 municipalities, 18 wards, 32 mahallas, 5 upazilas, 51 union parishads, 643 mouzas and 643 villages. The upazilas are baliadangi, haripur, pirganj, ranisankail and thakurgaon Sadar; municipalities are Thakurgaon Sadar and Pirganj.
Archaeological heritage and relics Residence of Raja Tonkanath (Malduar), Rajbari of Raja Jagendra Narayan, Rajbari of Raja Ganesh, Jagadal Rajbari, Bangla Garh, Sangaon Shahi Mosque, Fatehpur Mosque, Jamalpur Mosque, tomb of Syed Nasir Uddin, tomb of Pir Sheikh Sirajuddin, tomb of Hazrat Adam (R), Govinda Jeo Mandir (eighteenth century), Shiva Mandir at Haripur Rajbari, Goraksanath Mandir, Katihar Hat Shyamrai Mandir, Ramrai Dighi, Khunia Dighi, Adhar Dighi, Shapla Dighi and Rani Dighi.