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Rajshahi (Bengali: রাজশাহী; historically Rampur Boalia; nicknamed "Silk City") is a metropolitan city in Bangladesh and a major urban and industrial centre of North Bengal. It is the administrative seat of Rajshahi District and Rajshahi Division. Located on the north bank of the Padma River, near the Bangladesh-India border; the city has a population of over 763,952 residents. The city surrounded by the elevated terrain of the Barind Tract. Modern Rajshahi lies in the ancient region of Pundravardhana. The foundation of the city dates to 1634, according to epigraphic records at the mausoleum of Sufi saint Hazrat Shah Makhdum. The area hosted a Dutch settlement in the 18th century. The Rajshahi municipality was constituted during the British Raj in 1876. It was a divisional capital of the Bengal Presidency. Rajshahi is a prominent commercial hub. It is a historic center of silk production. The city is home to the Varendra Research Museum. The University of Rajshahi is the second oldest and one of the largest public universities in the country. The Rajshahi Agricultural Development Bank is based in the city. The city is served by the Shah Makhdum Airport.

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Facts and Stats for Rajshahi*

  • Pollution Statistics in Rajshahi

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    • Air Pollution 78.57 (High)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Rajshahi: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Rajshahi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Rajshahi.

    • Burglary and Theft 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.75 (Moderate)
  • Living in Rajshahi - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 55.88 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 75.86 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.61 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Rajshahi

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Rajshahi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.32 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 54.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 22.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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