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Mymensingh CityMymensingh, city in northern Bangladesh, in Dhaka Division. Mymensingh is located on the Brahmaputra River, 115 km (71 mi) north of Dhaka, the national capital. The city’s industries include cotton textile production and sugar processing. It is connected by road and rail to Dhaka and Brahmanbaria. Mymensingh, formerly known as Nasirabad, was part of the Mughal Empire from the 16th century to the 18th century. In addition to various Mughal buildings, the palace of Mymensingh Rajbari, built between 1905 and 1911 alongside the Brahmaputra, is an architectural landmark. The palace now houses a teacher training academy for women. The Zainul Abedin Museum of Art displays the work of Bangladeshi painter, Zainul Abedin. The Bangladesh Agriculture University, a medical college, and several colleges affiliated with the University of Dhaka are also in the city. Population (1991) 202,194.

          

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Source: Microsoft ® Encarta ® Encyclopedia 2004

 

 

 

 
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