Sonargaon Tourism, Bangladesh

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Sonargaon (Bengali: সোনারগাঁও; also transcribed as Sunārgāon, meaning City of Gold) was a historic administrative, commercial and maritime center in Bengal. Situated in the center of the Ganges delta, it was the seat of the medieval Muslim rulers and governors of eastern Bengal. Sonargaon was described by numerous historic travelers, including Ibn Battuta, Ma Huan, Niccolò de' Conti and Ralph Fitch as a thriving center of trade and commerce. It was an administrative center of Fakhruddin Mubarak Shah's sultanate, the Bengal Sultanate and the Kingdom of Bhati. The area is located near the modern industrial river port of Narayanganj in Bangladesh. Today, the name Sonargaon survives as the Sonargaon Upazila (Sonargaon Subregion) in the region.


A place in Bangladesh, Sonargaon is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. To explore Sonargaon, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Sonargaon*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sonargaon

    Know the pollution level of Sonargaon before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 84.38 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 82.59 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 76.75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 82.89 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 68.86 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 83.33 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 83.05 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 80.36 (Very High)
  • Sonargaon: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 67.4 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 74.26 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 68.99 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 90.59 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 66.35 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.38 (High)
    • Attacks 61.89 (High)
    • Drug offense 67.23 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 45.48 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 21.43 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 56.97 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 39.42 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 71.93 (High)
  • Living in Sonargaon - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Sonargaon is 59.47 (Low)

    • Safety Index 31.63 (Low)
    • Climate Index 71.29 (High)
    • Pollution Index 95.38 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 63.75 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 31.5 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 40.36 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.67 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 40.07 (Very Low)
    • 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 Sonargaon

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.72 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 62.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 25.4 USD

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

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