Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat (1985)

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UNESCO (France) 2003. The Mosque of Bagerhat in Bangladesh

Situated in the suburbs of Bagerhat, at the meeting-point of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, this ancient city, formerly known as Khalifatabad, was founded by the Turkish general Ulugh Khan Jahan in the 15th century. 

The city's infrastructure reveals considerable technical skill, and an exceptional number of mosques and early Islamic monuments, many built of brick, can be seen there. 

  • UNESCO (France) 2003. The Mosque of Bagerhat in Bangladesh. 

Islam, the state religion, is the faith of 88 percent of the population, almost all of whom adhere to the Sunni branch. Hindus make up most of the remainder, and the country has small communities of Buddhists, Christians, and animists.

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Other World Heritage Sites in Bangladesh (on this site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Bangladesh Section, for further information about the individual properties. 

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