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Rangpur

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Tajhat Palace in RangpurRangpur, city in northwestern Bangladesh, in northern Rajshahi Division. Rangpur is located about 160 km (about 100 mi) north of the city of Rajshahi. Rangpur is a market center for jute, rice, potatoes, fine tobacco, and animal hides produced in the region. Roads and railways connect the city to Dinajpur and Rajshahi. Several colleges affiliated with Rajshahi University are in Rangpur. The city is also the site of Rangpur Medical College Hospital, one outdoor and two indoor stadiums, and a public library. Rangpur was designated a municipality in 1869. Population (1991) 220,849.

          

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Source: Microsoft ® Encarta ® Encyclopedia 2004

 

 

 

 
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