Khulna

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Khulna

খুলনা
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Official seal of Khulna
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Country Bangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
DistrictKhulna District
Municipal Council:12 December 1884
Municipal Corporation:12 December 1984
City Corporation:6 August 1990
Government
 • TypeCity Corporation
 • BodyKhulna City Corporation
 • MayorTalukder Abdul Khaleque
Area
 • Metropolis59.57 km2 (23.00 sq mi)
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2015)[2]
 • Metropolis663,342
 • Density11,000/km2 (29,000/sq mi)
 • Metro1,022,000
Demonym(s)Khulnaiya
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal Code
Khulna GPO 9000 & Khulna Head Office 9100
IDD:Calling Code+880 (0)41
LanguagesStandard Bengali(Official)
PoliceKhulna Metropolitan Police
AirportKhan Jahan Ali Airport
Literacy rate59.1%[4]
Websitekhulnacity.org

In Khulna, a district of Bangladesh in South Asia with beautiful views of the Sundarbans and sixty dome mosques.There are other places to visit.Khulna is the third largest city in Bangladesh after Dhaka and Chittagong. The headquarters of Khulna District and Khulna Division is located in this Khulna town. Khulna is located on the banks of the Rupsha and Bhairab rivers in southwestern Bangladesh. Khulna is one of the oldest river ports in Bangladesh. Khulna is called as an industrial city as it is one of the industrial and commercial areas of Bangladesh. 48 km from Khulna city. Mongla is the second largest seaport in Bangladesh. The world famous coastal forest Sundarbans is located in the southern part of Khulna district. Khulna is called the gateway to the Sundarbans. The distance from the capital Dhaka to Khulna city is 333 km by road. Land, air and waterways can be used with the capital and other parts of the country. Since 1912, steamers have been plying the river in the area.

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  4. Tapan Palit (2012). "Khulna City Corporation". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.