About Siddhirganj




Siddhirganj, is one of the oldest industrial cities of Bangladesh. It is located in the bank of Shitalakshya RiverNarayanganj. The Siddhirganj Industrial Zone has more than 15 thousand factories and industrial establishments. Adamjee Jute Mills was established in Siddhirganj in 1951 and was once the largest jute millin the world. From 2005 to 2016, the Adamjee export processing zone[1] in Siddhirganj[2] exported more than 2251.19 million US dollars' worth of garments items.
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictNarayanganj District
Government
 • TypeNarayanganj City Corporation
Area
 • Total22.71 km2 (8.77 sq mi)
Population
 • Total256,760




From ancient times Siddhirganj was famous for its rich textile Industry. Due to its favorable geographic location Siddhirganj was historically used as a port city and specialized in muslin production from hand looms. As a gateway to DhakaNarayanganj's economic activities were largely contributed by Siddhirganj and it was also called the Dundee of the East.
The traditional art of weaving Jamdani muslin in Bangladesh was included in the list of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. In the liberation war of Bangladesh, war hero Shafi Imam Rumi's major target was to bomb the Siddhirganj Power Station.

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