Rangpur Diveesion (Bengali: রংপুর বিভাগ) became Bangladesh's seivent diveesion on Januar 25, 2010. Afore that, it haed been the northren 8 destricts o the Rajshahi Diveesion. The Rangpur diveesion consists o aicht destricts: Rangpur, Dinajpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Nilphamari, Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, an Lalmonirhat. There are 58 Upazillas or subdestricts unner these aicht destricts. Rangpur is the northmaist diveesion o Bangladesh an haes a population o 15,665,000 at the 2011 Census.
The major ceeties o this new diveesion are Rangpur an Dinajpur. Rangpur haes well-kent educational institutions, such as Carmichael College, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science an Technology University, Rangpur Medical College, Rangpur Cadet College, an Begum Rokeya University.
The central ceety - Rangpur - haes a historical importance an indentity. Mansingh, commander o Emperor Akbar, conquered pairt o Rangpur in 1575. Rangpur came completely unner the Mughal empire in 1686. Mughalbasa an Mughalhat o Kurigram district still bear marks o the Mughal rule in the region. Durin the Mughal rule Rangpur wis unner the sarker o Ghoraghat. Rangapur Ghoraghat haes been mentioned in the Riyaz-us-Salatin. Durin the early period o the company rule fakir-sannyasi resistance an peasant rebellion wur held in Rangpur.