Jessore (town)

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Country Bangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
DistrictJessore District
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • BodyJessore Municipality
 • Total25.72 km2 (9.93 sq mi)
 • Total201,796
 • Density7,800/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (Bangladesh Time)
National Dialing Code+880

Jessore, officially known as Jashore,[1] Bengali: যশোর) is a city in and district headquarter of Jessore District in the division of Khulna, south-western Bangladesh. It is the capital of Jashore District. Jashore City consists of 9 wards and 73 mahalls. Jashore municipality was established in 1864.[citation needed] The area of the town is 25.72 km2. It had a population of 201,796 at the 2011 census. The literacy rate was 56.57% in 1991. It is the location of the Bangladesh Air Force base Matiur Rahman.[2] It is near Bookbhora Oxbow Lake.[2]

It is the birthplace of Sanatana Goswami (1488–1558) who was the principal disciple of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Mahadi Al Hasnat (2 April 2018). "Mixed reactions as govt changes English spellings of 5 district names". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b Bedi, Rahul (July 2, 2018). "Two BAF pilots killed in K-8W crash". Jane's Defence Weekly.

Coordinates: 23°10′N 89°13′E / 23.167°N 89.217°E / 23.167; 89.217

  1. ^ Population and Housing Census 2011 - Volume 3: Urban Area Report (PDF), Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Aug 2014