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Bogra

Bogra (Bengali: বগুড়া) is a town, and one of the oldest towns in northern Bangladesh. It is a centre of commerce and trade within the Bogra District and located under the Rajshahi Division. Bogra is sometimes described as the nerve centre of Northern Bangladesh, it is also a bridge between Rajshahi Division and Rangpur Division. The area of the town is approximately 71.56 km2 (27.63 sq mi), and after becoming a municipality (first ever Mayor of the municipality is Adv. Mahabubar Rahman), it consists of 21 wards (after the recent greater extension). Among many notable activities, it has been hosting cricket test matches in Shaheed Chandu Stadium. Bogra is also the battle honour of 5/11 Gorkha Rifles of Indian Army which fought a fierce battle with Pakistani army here during the Liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971 along with Muktibahni.

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Shajahanpur
... Sahajanpur is an Upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh ... It is the 12th upazila of Bogra district ... Shahjahanpur is located in the southern part of Bogra district, approximately between 240 40/ and 240 50/ North latitudes and 890 15/ and 890 30/ East longitudes ...
Notable People From Bogra
... Bangladesh Army President of Bangladesh, Founder of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Muhammad Ali Bogra (died 1969), Notable Diplomat, former Prime Minister of Pakistan (from 1953–1955) Khademul Bashar (1935 ...
Battle Of Hilli - The Battle
... The main objective of the Indian Army was to control Bogra, thereby cutting off Pakistan forces in the north from the rest of East Pakistan ... The best way of getting to Bogra was through Hilli ... forces in Hilli, upon which the 4FF Battalion in Hilli was withdrew for the defence of Bogra ...
Sahajanpur Upazila
... Sahajanpur is an Upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh ... It is the 12th upazila of Bogra district ... of Shahjahanpur is located in the southern part of Bogra district, approximately between 240 40/ and 240 50/ North latitudes and 890 15/ and 890 30/ East longitudes ...