Sunamganj is a district in north-eastern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Sylhet administrative division.
In 1336 BS a devastating flood occurred as a result of breaking down a damn in Manipur. This flood is popularly known as 'White Water Flood'. A pernicious earthquake on 12 June 1897 caused heavy loss of lives and establishments.
However the Nankar Rebellion of Sukhair in 1922-23 is notable. Many political leaders and activists of Sunamganj were involved in the anti-British movement. The leftist movement spread over the district after the partition of 1947.
During the war of liberation many encounters were held between the freedom fighters and the Pakistani Army. Sunamganj was liberated on 6 December 1971.
Map of Sunamganj
Sunamganj is in Sylhet and is six miles away from India. The rivers Surma River & Kushiara River runs through it.
Annual average temperature: maximum 33.2°C and minimum 13.6°C; annual rainfall 3334 mm. There are many haors and beels in Sunamganj.
Sunamganj District is comprised of 10 sub-districts or Upazilas.
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