city, northwestern Bangladesh. It lies on the west bank of the Karatoya River, which is a tributary of the Jamuna River (the name of the Brahmaputra in Bangladesh). Easy accessibility by road and railway makes Bogra a commercial centre for the southern Barind region, between the upper Padma (Ganges [Ganga]) and Jamuna rivers. It was incorporated as a municipality in 1876. It has a park, a theatre hall, and a nursery for silk production and also is the seat of many government colleges.
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