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Sylhet life

Sylhet is a traditional habitat enriched with natural resources. The lush
green and high-rise mountains have made it vibrant, lively and radiant places.
The role of the habitants of the division and during the great war of liberation is
well known to all.
Boundary: It is flanked by Assam state of India in the north. Chittagong and Dhaka Division in the south, Assam again in the last and Dhaka division in the West.
Area: It has an area of around 12,717 square Kilometers.
Population: The population of the division is nearly 70,72,000



Among the several places of historical interest in Sylhet town is the shrine of Saint Hazrat Shah Jalal. Even today, more than six hundred years after his death, the shrine is visited by innumerable devotees of every caste and creed, who make the journey from far away places. Legend says, the great Saint who came from Yeman to preach Islam and defeated the then Hindu Raja (King) Gour Gobinda, transformed the witchcraft followers of the Raja into catfishes which are still alive in the tank adjacent to the shrine. Swords, the holy Quran, and the robes of the holy Saint are still preserved in the shrine.

HOME OF TEA GARDENS


Nestled in the picturesque Surma Valley amidst scenic tea plantations and lush green tropical forests, greater Sylhet is a primeattraction for all tourists visiting Bangladesh. Lying between the Khasia and the Jaintia hills on the north, and the Tripura hills on the south, Sylhet breaks the monotony of the flatness of this land by a multitude of terraced tea gardens rolling countryside and the exotic flora and fauna. Here the thick tropical forests abound with many species of wild life, scented orange groves and luxuriant pineapple plantations spread their aroma around the typical hearth and homes of the Manipuri Tribal maidens famous for their dance.

The Sylhet valley is formed by a beautiful, winding pair of rivers named the Surma and the Kushiara both of which are fed by innumerable hill...
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Radio furti 89.8 FM now in sylhet. tune 89.8fm. Radio furti 89.8 fm. Sylhet Division located to the north-east of Bangladesh and with an area of 12595.95 sq km, is bounded by Meghalaya State of India on the north, Tripura State on the south, Assam State of India on the east and dhaka and chittagong divisions on the west. Main rivers- surma , kushiyara , khowai , Kalni, Manu, etc. There are many hills, hillocks, haors , baors , beels and jheels in this division. Administration Sylhet division consists of 4 districts, 14 municipalities, 145 wards, 619 mahallas, 35 upazilas, 323 union parishads, 5521 mouzas and 10185 villages. The districts are sylhet sunamganj , maulvibazar and Habiganj. Large View Sylhet (Town) chabiganjonsists of 27 wards and 210 mahallas (Statistical Year Book of Bangladesh 2001). The area of the town is 10.49 sq km. The town has a population of 285308; male 54.68%, female 45.32%; density of population is 27198 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 66.9%. Religious institutions Mosque 6144, temple 960, pagoda 7, church 52, tomb 45 and sacred place 2. Population 7899816; male 50.47%, female 49.53%; Muslim 81.16%, Hindu 17.80%, Christian 0.06%, Buddhist 0.02% and others 0.96%. Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 27.9%; male 33.7%, female 21.8%. Educational institutions: university 1, medical college 4, polytechnic institute 4, teacher's training college 5, government college 19, non-government college 78, law college 2, vocational training institute 2, government high school 21, non-government high school 622, junior high school 37, primary school 5016, madrasa 402, satellite school 108, community school 68 and music school 7. Main occupations Agriculture 36.93%, fishing 3.07%, agricultural labourer 18.81%, wage labourer 7.49%, commerce 9.24%, transport 1.94%, service 6.43%, industry 1.33%, house renting out 3.1% and others 11.66%. Main crops Paddy, wheat, tea, mustard seed, onion, garlic, betel leaf, vegetables. Main fruits Orange, pineapple, mango, jackfruit, litchi. Health centres Hospital and clinic 52, upazila health complex 29, union health and family planning centre 76, satellite clinic 30, maternity and child welfare centre 5, mission hospital 4, leprosy hospital 3, family welfare centre 37 and veterinary hospital 10.

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