Rajshahi

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Rajshahi

(räjshä`hē), formerly

Rampur Boalia

(räm`po͝or bōä`lēä), city (1991 pop. 318,000), W central Bangladesh, on the Ganges River. It is the administrative center for a district that produces practically all of the country's silk. In the town are oil-pressing plants, match factories, and sawmills. Rajshahi also houses the Varendra Research Museum, a silk institute, and a university (founded 1953) with eight affiliated colleges.

Rajshahi

 

a city in Bangladesh, on the Ganges River. Capital of Rajshahi Division. Railroad station. Population, 76,000 (1969). A river port, the city has small establishments of the food and condiment, leather, and silk-weaving industries and produces handicrafts. There is a university, founded in 1953.