Rajshahi is a metropolitan city in Bangladesh and a noteworthy urban, business and instructive focus of Bangladesh. It is the authoritative seat of both Rajshahi Division and Rajshahi District. Situated on the north bank of the Padma River, close to the Bangladesh-India fringe, the city has a populace of more than 763,952 residents. The city is encompassed by the satellite towns of Nowhata and Katakhali, which together form a urban agglomeration of around 1 million population.
Present day Rajshahi lies in the old area of Pundradhana. The establishment of the city dates to 1634, as indicated by epigraphic records at the tomb of Sufi holy person Shah Makhdum. The region facilitated a Dutch settlement in the 18th century. The Rajshahi district was established amid the British Raj in 1876. It was a divisional capital of the Bengal Presidency.
Rajshahi is a critical regulatory, instructive, social and business focus in Bangladesh today. It is a memorable focus of silk generation. Varendra Research Museum, the most established of its kind in Bangladesh, is situated in the city. The city is home to numerous eminent instructive foundations of Bangladesh. The head office of Rajshahi Agricultural Development Bank and Barind Multipurpose Development Authority BMDA is arranged in the city. Rajshahi is served by the Shah Makhdum Airport.