Ramna Thana

Bengali New Year celebrations in Ramna Park
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°44.5′N 90°24.5′E / 23.7417°N 90.4083°E / 23.7417; 90.4083Coordinates: 23°44.5′N 90°24.5′E / 23.7417°N 90.4083°E / 23.7417; 90.4083
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Dhaka District
  Total 3.84 km2 (1.48 sq mi)
Population (1991)
  Total 195,167
  Density 24,862/km2 (64,390/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of the Ramna Thana

Ramna (Bengali: রমনা) is a historic colonial neighborhood in central Dhaka. Once the site of Mughal gardens, it developed into an institutional area during British rule in the late 19th century. It became a focal point for Dhaka's modernization in the 1960s. It was the scene of many tumultuous events that ushered the independence of Bangladesh in 1971.

The Ramna Park (also known as Ramna Green) is the largest park in Dhaka, seen being akin to Calcutta's Maidan, London's Hyde Park and New York's Central Park. The Suhrawardy Udyan (formerly the Ramna Race Course Maidan) is the second largest park in Dhaka. The annual parades and concerts of the Bengali New Year take place in Ramna.

Ramna hosts the University of Dhaka, the Bangladesh Supreme Court, the Dhaka High Court, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CIRDAP, the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh headquarter, the InterContinental Dhaka hotel, the Dhaka Club, the Bangladesh National Museum, the Bangla Academy, the International Mother Language Institute, the Dhaka Medical College, BIRDEM Hospital, the British Council Dhaka, the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Shaheed Minar, the official residences of the Bangladeshi ministers and official state guest houses.


Ramna is at 23°44′30″N 90°24′30″E / 23.7417°N 90.4083°E / 23.7417; 90.4083. It has an area of 3.84 square kilometres (1.48 sq mi).[1]


As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Ramna had a population of 195,167. Males constituted 58.32% of the population and females 41.68%. The thana's population of those age 18 and higher was 127,049.[2]

See also


  1. Md. Mosharraf Hossain Sarkar (2012), "Ramna Thana", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  2. "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
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