🇧🇩 Khulna is the third largest city in Bangladesh after Dhaka and Chittagong. It is the administrative territory of Khulna District and Khulna Division. The economy of Khulna is the third largest in the People's Republic of Bangladesh, contributing $53 billion in nominal gross state product and $95 billion in purchasing power parity terms as of 2020.
Khulna is located on the bank of the Rupsha and Bhairab Rivers. A centre of Bangladeshi industry, it hosts many national companies. Khulna is served by Port of Mongla (the second-largest seaport in the country), and is one of two principal naval-command centres hosting the Bangladesh Navy. The navy base BNS Titumir is in the city.
A colonial steamboat service, including the Tern, Osrich and Lepcha, continues to operate on the river route to the city. Khulna is considered the gateway to the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest and home of the Royal Bengal tiger. It is north of the Mosque City of Bagerhat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Economy Khulna is the Bangladesh's third-largest economic centre. North of the Port of Mongla, it has a variety of light and heavy industry. Major sectors are jute, chemicals, fish and seafood packaging, food processing, sugar milling, power generation and shipbuilding. The KCCI regulates commerce through its Licensed Measurers’ Department (LMD) and certification, attestation and publicity departments of this area. The region has an Export Processing Zone, which has attracted foreign investment. The city is home to branch offices of a number of national companies, including M. M. Ispahani Limited, BEXIMCO, James Finlay Bangladesh, Summit Power and the Abul Khair Group. The largest companies based in the city include Khulna Shipyard, Bangladesh Cable Shilpa Limited, Bangladesh Oxygen, Platinum Jubilee Mills, Star Jute Mills and the Khulna Oxygen Company. The economy of Khulna is the third largest in the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, contributing $52 billion in nominal gross state product and $94 billion in purchasing power parity terms as of 2020.
Khulna was ranked #873 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Khulna has a population of over 1,500,689 people. Khulna also forms the centre of the wider Khulna Division which has a population of over 15,563,000 people. Khulna is ranked #977 for startups with a score of 0.08.
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