Sylhet, is a metropolitan city in northeastern Bangladesh. It is the managerial seat of Sylhet Division. The city is situated on the correct bank of the Surma River in northeastern Bengal. It has a subtropical atmosphere and rich good country territory. The city has a populace of the greater part a million. Sylhet is one of Bangladesh's most essential profound and social focuses. It is a standout amongst the most imperative urban communities of Bangladesh, after Dhaka and Chittagong because of its significance to the nation's economy.
The name of Sylhet is the anglicized type of the antiquated Indo-Aryan term Srihatta. In 1303, the Sufi Muslim pioneer Shah Jalal vanquished Sylhet by overcoming the neighborhood Hindu Raja. Ibn Battuta visited Sylhet in the fourteenth century and saw Bengali Muslims changing the locale into a horticultural basket. Sylhet was a mint town of the Bengal Sultanate. In the 16th century, Sylhet was controlled by the Baro-Bhuyan zamindars and turned into an area of the Mughal Empire. British principle started in the 18th century under the organization of the East India Company. With its antiquated marine custom, Sylhet turned into a key wellspring of lascars in the British Empire. The Sylhet metropolitan board was built up in 1867.