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Sylhet
সিলেট (Silēţ)
Sylhet City Corporation
Location o Sylhet frae the caipital athin Bangladesh
Location o Sylhet frae the caipital athin Bangladesh
DiveesionSylhet Diveesion
DestrictSylhet Destrict
Metropolitan ceety status31 Mairch 2009[1]
Sylhet City Corporation9 Aprile 2001
Municipal Board1867
Govrenment
 • MayorBadar Uddin Ahmed Kamran (Awami League)
Area
 • Total26.50 km2 (10.23 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)[2]
 • Total463,198
 • Density17479/km2 (45,270/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Sylheti
 • Ethnicity[3]
99% Bengali
1% Manipuri Khasi an ithers
Demographics
 • LanguagesSylheti, Bengali, Inglis
 • Literacy rate70%
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Post code
3100
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Sylhet (Sylheti: ছিলট Silôţ, Bengali: সিলেট Ṣileţ), is a major ceety in north-eastren Bangladesh. It is the main ceety o Sylhet Diveesion an Sylhet Destrict, an wis grantit metropolitan ceety status in Mairch 2009.[1] Sylhet is locatit on the banks o the Surma Valley an is surroondit bi the Jaintia, Khasi an Tripura hills. The ceety is approachin a population o 500,000 fowk while an aw haein a heich population density. It is ane o the lairgest ceeties in Bangladesh. The Sylhet region is weel kent for its tea gardens an tropical forests The ceety is an aw kent for its business boom; being ane o the richest ceeties in Bangladesh,[4] wi new investments o hotels, shoppin maws an luxury hoosin estates, brocht mainly bi expatriates livin in the Unitit Kinrick.[5][6]

Sylhet haes a history o conquests an heritage frae different types o culturs. The ceety is describit as a Ceety o Saunts,[7] wi the mausoleum o the great saunt Hazrat Shah Jalal, who brocht Islam tae Bengal durin the 14t century, being locatit here.[8] Durin the next few centuries it wis pairt o the state o Assam durin the rule o Breetish Raj. Efter unthirldom atween Indie an Pakistan, Sylhet wis then pairt o East Pakistan based on a referendum, an is nou pairt o Bangladesh. It played a major role in the Bangladesh Leeberation War durin the 1970s.Sylhet is the most attractive place for tourist.It is really a land of beauty in Bangladesh. The natural beauty and traditional history of Sylhet are proud for me.Actually the charming beauty of sylhet touches the heart of anyone.High hill, forest,river and canal are very amazing for anyone sylhet has.I still feel the beauty of sylhet when I visited last.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bangladesh clamps down on beggars" BBC News 2 April 2009, accessed 2 April 2009
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 2008booklet
  3. Current Situation - Past and Present - Sylhet, Bangladesh Ethnic Community Development Organization. Retrieved on 30 May 2009.
  4. Syed Zain Al-Mahmood (28 November 2008) Bondor Bazar to Brick Lane Star Weekend Magazine - The Daily Star (Volume 7 Issue 47). Retrieved on 26 May 2009.
  5. "BBC London: Faith - Bangladeshi London". BBC. Retrieved 29 Mey 2005.
  6. "Immigration and Emigration - London - Banglatown". BBC: Legacies - UK History Local To You. Retrieved 29 November 2008.
  7. Shah Jalal (R). Banglapedia. Retrieved 5 Juin 2007.
  8. V.C. Pandey (2006). Environment, Security and Tourism Development in South Asia: Tourism development in South Asia. Gyan Publishing House. pp. 113-114.

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