Khulna is the third -biggest city of Bangladesh. It is the executive seat of Khulna District and Khulna Division. As of the 2011 census, the city has a populace of 663,342. The encompassing Khulna metro area had an estimated population of 1.022 million as of 2014. Khulna is an old river port placed at the Rupsha and Bhoirob river. It is an vital hub of Bangladeshi industry and hosts many country wide corporations. It is served with the aid of Port of Mongla, the second biggest seaport in the US. It is also one of the two major naval command centres of the Bangladesh Navy.
Navy base BNS Titumir is placed inside the town. A colonial steamboat carrier, which includes the fleet Tern, Osrich and Lepcha, keeps to function at the river course to the town. It is appeared as the gateway to the Sundarbans, the arena's biggest tidal wooded area and home of the Bengal tiger. Khulna is also located north of the Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Khulna was part of the ancient kingdoms of Vanga or Samatata. In the 12th century, it came under the Sena dynasty during the reign of Ballal Sena and formed a part of the Bagri department of Bengal. The previous call of this region turned into Jalalabad.