|Sunamganj town centre|
Sunamganj (Bengali: সুনামগঞ্জ Sunamgonj) (Urdu and Punjabi: سونم گنج) is a district located in north-eastern Bangladesh within the Sylhet Division.
Sunamganj is located in the Sylhet Division with the Sylhet District to its east, Habiganj District to its south and Netrokona District to its west. The Surma River and Kushiyara River run through the district. The River Dhawka also run through district sunamganj.
The annual average temperature of Sunamganj has a maximum of 33.2°C and a minimum 13.6°C, with annual rainfall of 3334 mm. There are many haors and beels (wetlands ecosystems) in Sunamganj.
|A Masjid at College Road, Sunamganj|
People and population:
Sunamganj has a total population of 1,968,669; males constitute 50.89% and females 49.11%.
There are also some 6,643 person with ethnic affiliations of Manipuri, Khasia, Garo and Hajong ethnic groups from neighbouring countries.
The district of Sunamganj consists 3566 mosques, 740 temples and 61 churches. And there are many temples also.
Muslims are the largest religious community followed by Hindus. They are 83.62% and 15.95% respectively. The remaining people belong to other faiths.
|Beautiful Birds in Sunamganj|
The name Sunamganj is derived from its founder, Sipahi Sunamuddin, who established a bazaar on the bank of the river Surma. In the ancient period, Sunamganj was part of the Rarh Kingdom that included western part of Sylhet, Habiganj, Netrokona, Kishoreganj and the northern part of Mymensingh. After the conquest of Sylhet in 1303 by Muslims under the spiritual guidance of Hazrat Shah Jalal, Hazrat Shah Kamal Qahafan brought the entire Kingdom of Rarh under his control with aid of his twelve disciples and Shah Moazzamuddin, administered the entire district from Shaharpara. Between the latter part of 1300 CE and 1765 CE, the present-day Sunamganj district was a part of Iqlim-e-Moazzamabad, i.e. the state of Moazzamabad, which was independent state until 1612 and, thereafter, it was conquered by the mighty Mughal of Delhi.
In 1336, a devastating flood occurred as a result of a broken dam in Manipur. This flood is popularly known as the 'White Water Flood'. An earthquake on 12 June 1897 caused many deaths.
|Govt Jubille High School in Sunamganj|
During the war of liberation there were many encounters between freedom fighters and the Pakistani Army. Sunamganj was liberated on 6 December 1971.
Only one Reserv Howor in Bangladesh Natural Fish Birth at Thahipur Upzala is called Townger Howor. Many Howor /Bil as Matihein Howor, Shonir Howor, Khocher Howor, jhamkhola howor,Dhekhar howor,Nalwar howor,Fatar howor, grow Paddy and Natural Fish Birthplace in Sunamganj.
The major schools of Sunamganj are:
- Jubilee High School, Sunamganj
- Abdul Haque Memorial College, Chhatak
- Chhatak Cement Factory High School
- Chhatak Bohumukhi High School
- Government Satish Chandra Girls High School
|Sunamganj College, Sunamganj|
- HMP High School
- AlHera Jameya Islamia Madrasha, Maizbari, Sunamganj
- Bulchand High School
- Hazi Kamar Ali High School
- Pirpur High School, Chattak
- Moinpur High School, Chattak
- Moinpur Janata College, Chattak
- Sunamganj Government College, Sunamganj
- Sunamganj Government Girls College, Sunamganj
- Dargapasha Janata High School, Sunamganj
- Badshagonj Public High School, Dharampasha
- Madhyanagar B.P. High School, Dharampasha
- Chamardani High School, Dharampassa
- Patli Union High School, Jagannathpur
- Abdus Subhan High School, Jagannathpur
- Shaharpara Shah Kamal High School, Jagannathpur
- Abdul Jabbar High School, Jagannathpur
- Raniganj High School, Jagannathpur
- Hatia High School, Derai
- GC girls high school, Sulla
|A Green Field in Bishwamvarpur, Sunamganj|
- Shahid Ali high school, Sulla
- Sulla College, Sulla
- Balijury Hazi Elahi Box High School
- Thahirpur Govt. High School, Thahirpur
- Jagdish pur, Shafath Ullah High School, Jagannath pur
- Akhtapara, Aliyah Madrasha,Sunamganj.
- Amria, Aliyah Madrasha,Sunamganj.
- Khairul Wara Tahfizul Quran Madrasah, Sichni, Pagla Bazar, South Sunamgonj
Sunamganj District comprises 11 sub-districts or Upazilas:
- Sunamganj Sadar
- Sunamganj South