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Khulna(ko͝ol`nə), town (1991 est. pop. 1,001,825), SW Bangladesh, in the Ganges delta. It is a river port and the trade and processing center for the products of the Sundarbans, a swampy, forested coastal region. Agricultural products are processed, especially rice, oilseed, and cotton. There are industries in wood processing and shipbuilding. Khulna has several colleges affiliated with Rajshahi Univ.
a city in Bangladesh. Located on one of the branches of the Ganges. Population, 452,000 (1972; a 600-odd percent increase in population since 1952). Khulna is a fast developing center of the country and ranks third in economic significance. The city’s economy is linked with the seaport of Chalna, 45 km to the south. Jute and paper industries, a fish-canning plant, and a river shipyard are located in Khulna.