Narainganj - Encyclopedia




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NARAINGANJ, or Narayanganj, a. town of India, in the Dacca district of eastern Bengal and Assam, situated near the junction of two rivers with the Meghna, 10 m. by rail S. of Decca city. Pop. (1901) 24,472. As the port of Dacca, having steamer communication with both Calcutta and Chittagong, it has become the chief entrepot for the jute trade of eastern Bengal. There are 73 jute-presses, employing 6000 hands, and the annual export of jute exceeds 300,000 tons. It also ranks as the model municipality of Bengal.

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