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Bagerhat Sadar is an Upazila of Bagerhat District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh. The municipality was established in 1958. It consists of 9 wards and 31 mahallas.HistoryKhan Jahan Ali established a pargana named Khalifatabad here in 1429 AD, which covered Bagerhat, Khulna, Jessore, Satkhira and Barisal. The Sixty Dome Mosque was the central administrative place of the kingdom. He built a mint, several mosques, and excavated several lakes.During the Bangladesh Liberation War, Razakar Seraj Master killed 18 members of a family in the area. Battles between the Pakistan army and the Bangladeshi Freedom Fighters, the Mukti Bahini, were held at Panighat, Devir Bazar and Madhav Kathi.GeographyBagerhat Sadar has 45,527 households and a total area of 272.73 km². Bagerhat Sadar Upazila is bounded by Fakirhat and Chitalmari upazilas on the north, Morrelganj upazila on the south, Kachua upazila on the east, Rampal and Fakirhat upazila on the west. The main rivers in the area are the Bhairab, Chitra, Daudkhali, Poylahar, and the Putimari.DemographicsAs of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Bagerhat Sadar has a population of 235,848. Bagerhat Sadar has an average literacy rate of 49.9% (7+ years), compared to the Bangladeshi national average of 32.4%.
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