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Country Bangladesh
Established1450 (573 years ago) (1450)
Municipality13 July 1864 (158 years ago) (1864-07-13)
Named forJeshoreshwari Kali Temple
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • BodyJashore Municipality
 • MayorHaider Gani Khan
 • City & Municipality21.15 km2 (8.17 sq mi)
6 m (20 ft)
 • Rank13Th
 • Urban
 • Metro
Demonym(s)Jashorie, or Jessoree
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal Code
7400 - 7409
IDD:Calling Code+880 (0)421
LanguagesStandard Bengali(Official)
PoliceBangladesh Police
AirportJessore Airport
Literacy rate58.56

Jessore (Bengali: যশোর, romanizedjôshor, [dʒɔʃor]), officially Jashore,[a] is a city of Jessore District situated in Khulna Division. It is situated in the south-western part of Bangladesh. It is the administrative centre (headquarter) of the eponymous district and the third largest and second developed city in Khulna Division. It is one of the industrious and developed cities in Bangladesh and it is also the second developed city of Khulna Division. Jessore city consists of 9 wards and 73 mahalls. Jashore municipality was established in 1864.[2] The area of the town is 21.15  km2. It has a population of about 2,98,000 according to the record of Jessore municipality. Jessore also has a domestic airport named as Jessore Airport.The city is named after the famous Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple which is a holy Shaktipeeth.


It was the capital of Pratapaditya, the one and only Hindu ruler of the 12 Bhuiyas of Bengal, who had also famously fought against Mughal intrusion in East Bengal. He was defeated by Mughal forces and his territories were annexed into the Mughal Empire.

It was the first district to be freed and taken back by Bengali rule in the Liberation War, on the 8th of December, 1971.


The Jessore city is the Educational and Cultural hub for Jessore District, as well as Khulna Division. There are: 1 university, 3 medical colleges and a few universities located here. They are:



  1. ^ The spelling of the district name in the Latin script was officially changed from Jessore to Jashore in April 2018.[1]


  1. ^ Mahadi Al Hasnat (2 April 2018). "Mixed reactions as govt changes English spellings of 5 district names". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Jashore Sadar". Ministry of Local Government. Retrieved 21 October 2020.