Discover the natural wonders of Tangail
The Tangail district stretches over an total area of about 3424,39 sq km. It is surrounded by the Jamalpur district to the north, the Dhaka and Manikganj districts to the south, the Mymensingh and Gazipur districts to the east and the Sirajganj district to the west. The main rivers that cross the Tangail district are the Jamuna, Dhaleshwari, Jhenai, Bangshi, Lohajang, and the Turag.
The Tangail district has a very favorable all-year-round climate of about 12°C minimum and about 33°C maximum. It also has a fairly high rainfall of 1467 mm per year, which explains the good fertility of the ground.
Agriculture is one of the Tangail district’s main occupations. Its main agricultural products are rice, jute, sugarcane, wheat, mustard seed and pulse. Its main fruit products are mangos, jackfruit, bananas, litchis, and pineapples. Fisheries, dairies and poultry farms are also being developed in the Tangail district.
The Tangail town municipality was established in 1877 and consists of 9 wards and 63 mahallas. The town has a few notable archeological relics and monuments, such as the Atia Mosque built in 1608, the Sagardighi, Ichamati Dighi and the Dhanbari Mosque built in 1685. Another tourist attraction of Tangail is the Madhupur National Park and the multipurpose Bhuapur Bridge.
Some Tangails make use of horse carriages, bullock carts, panshi nauka (luxurious boats) and Gaina nauka (passenger boat) as means of transport, but these are either extinct or very nearly extinct.
The Tangail district’s main export products are jute, pineapples, bananas, sugarcane and sari.