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Introduction
Moulvibazar (মৌলভীবাজার জেলা Moulbibazar Zila), also spelled Maulvibazar, Moulavibazar, and Maulavibazar, is a district of Sylhet Division in North-Eastern Bangladesh.
Other Districts in Sylhet Division: Habiganj | Moulvi Bazar | Sunamganj | Sylhet
Area
716.08 square kilometers (276.48 square miles).
Population
655392
Bounded by
Sylhet district on the north, Tripura state of India on the south, Assam and Tripura states of India on the east, and Habiganj district on the west

Map of Moulvi Bazar District
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Profile
Maulvi Bazar subdivision was established in 1960 and was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 6 upazilas, 4 municipalities, 36 wards and 123 mahallas, 66 union parishads, 876 mouzas, 2030 villages.
Upazilas
Barlekha Upazila, Kamalganj Upazila, Kulaura Upazila, Maulvi Bazar Sadar Upazila, Rajnagar Upazila, Sreemangal Upazila
History
A battle between the great Pathan warrior Khawasa Osman and Raja Subidha Narayan was fought in 1595 at Rajnagar. During the sepoy revolt, in 1857 some 300 sepoys looted the Chittagong Treasury and took shelter to Gaus Ali Khan, zamindar of Pritthim Pasha. The physiography of the region was seriously changed due to the earthquake of 12 July 1897. In 1921 Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, Maulana Hossain Ahmed Madani and Sarojani Naidu attended the Khilafat Conference and inspired people to join the anti British movement. At that time, Purnendu Kishore Sengupta established the Viddia Aashram at Rangirkul of Kulaura. Beside these, the nankar movement in 1931-32 and Haor Karaiya Movement in 1968-69 are noted historical events of Maulvi Bazar. A movement, known as Vanubal Peasant Movement, lead by Panchanan Singh, Kasem Ali, Baikuntha Shawrma and Themba Singh was occurred in 1307 BS. During the war of liberation in 1971 many sanguinary battles took place at Shamshernagar, Sherpur and other places. Martyr Birsrestha Sipoy mohammad hamidur rahman was killed at village Aambasa (a border-side village of Kamalganj).
Economy
The main exports of Moulvibazar are bamboo, tea, pineapple, cane, jackfruit, oranges, agar, rubber, mangoes and lemons. Ninety-one of Bangladesh's 153 tea gardens are located in Moulvibazar. The area is also home to the three largest tea gardens (size and production wise) in the world. Pineapples from the Sreemangal area are famous for their flavour and natural sweetness. Sreemongal is known as the 'tea capital of Bangladesh' due to the high frequency of tea plantations found there.
Archeological Sites
Khoja Mosque of Laghati village in Dasher Bazar (Barlekha, 16th century), Madhab Mandir located near the Madhabkunda water fall, Rangirkul Viddyashram (established in the first quarter of 19th century, Kulaura upazila), Nawab Bari of Pritthim Pasha (first quarter of 18th century), Khoja Mosque (14th century, Goiyghar), the temple of Agnian Thakur, Nirmmai Shib-Bari (1454, Gaiyebi Eter Masjid at the premises of the tomb of Kazi Khandker (R), Persian manuscripts of Firoz Shah Tuglak's period (1330 AD), statue of Ananta Naraiyan (11th century, preserved in the Calcutta Museum).
Newspapers
Daily Maulvi Bazar, Daily Banglar Din, Daily Khola Chithi; weeklies: Patakunrir Desh, Manu Varta, Janaprattasha, Muktakatha, Manb Thikana, Hefazat-e-Islam, Maulvi Bazar Darpan, Al Insan, Sreemangaler Chithi, Sree Bani, Pubali Varta, Sree Vhumi, Joy Varta, Kulaurar Dak, Rajkantha; fortnightly: The Sylhet Today, Banhi Shikha; Monthly: Dur Diganta, Sree Gaurban;. extinct: Monthly Tabligul Islam and Monthly Tanjimul Muslemin (1924), Sreehatta Vraman-Paridarshan (1930), Weekly Avijan (1935), Monthly Christian Jagat (1935), Quarterly Brati (1936), Weekly Nakib (1937), Abahani (1939), Weekly Agradut (1960), Monthly Bonna (1970), Weekly Biplavi Bangla (1972), Weekly Muktabarta (1972), Weekly Fariad (1987).
Rivers
manu, Dhalai, Juri, Gopala, etc; noted depressions: Hakaluki, Hail and Kawadighi Haors.
Official Website
http://www.moulvibazar.gov.bd
10th Parliament Member(s)
ConstituencyName, Party
Moulvibazar-1
Md. Shahab Uddin
Bangladesh Awami League
Moulvibazar-2
Md. Abdul Matin
Independent
Moulvibazar-3
Syeda Saira Mohsin
  Bangladesh Awami League
Moulvibazar-4
Vice Principal Md. Abdus Shahid
Bangladesh Awami League
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Post Codes
ThanaSub-officePostcode
Baralekha
Baralekha
3250
Baralekha
Dhakkhinbag
3252
Baralekha
Juri
3251
Baralekha
Purbashahabajpur
3253
Kamalganj
Kamalganj
3220
Kamalganj
Keramatnaga
3221
Kamalganj
Munshibazar
3224
Kamalganj
Patrakhola
3222
Kamalganj
Shamsher Nagar
3223
Kulaura
Baramchal
3237
Kulaura
Kajaldhara
3234
Kulaura
Karimpur
3235
Kulaura
Kulaura
3230
Kulaura
Langla
3232
Kulaura
Prithimpasha
3233
Kulaura
Tillagaon
3231
Moulvibazar Sadar
Afrozganj
3203
Moulvibazar Sadar
Barakapan
3201
Moulvibazar Sadar
Monumukh
3202
Moulvibazar Sadar
Moulvibazar Sadar
3200
Rajnagar
Rajnagar
3240
Srimangal
Kalighat
3212
Srimangal
Khejurichhara
3213
Srimangal
Narain Chora
3211
Srimangal
Satgaon
3214
Srimangal
Srimangal
3210
Information Source
Compiled from data collected from Wikipedia.org, Banglapedia.org, Amardesh.com and Bangladesh Government sites.