keorakata tourist spot
kashiabad forest station
hiron point
koyra govt. women’s college

Koyra, Khulna

Koyra is an upazila located at the furthest south of the Khulna District. It is the second largest upazila in Bangladesh, with a land area of 1775.41 sq./km, and the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest covers a large part of this gigantic upazila. That makes Koyra area guide one of the most sought-after area guides for people who want to know more about the upazila.

It has Paikgacha in the north, Shundarban Mangrove Forest in the south and east, and Shaymnagar and Ashashuni Upazilas of Satkhira in the west. The upazila has 7 unions, 72 mouzas or mahallas, and 131 villages. According to the 2022 Census, there are around 2,20,100 people in Koyra.

Though Koyra Upazila does not have many developed roads, there has been a major communication development in the last few years. As a result, people in the upazila, especially in the remote areas, are gaining better accessibility to necessary amenities. However, some areas in and across the upazila are only accessible by water transports, such as ferries and launches.

The number of educational institutions and literacy rates of Koyra upazila have also increased. There are numerous religious institutions in the area, such as mosques, churches, temples, etc. The Mosjidkur Mosque is one such notable landmark. Other popular landmarks of Koyra Upazila are the Koyra Bridge, Khalishar Dighi, Koyra River, Keorakata Tourist Spot, etc. Other than the Shundarband Forest itself, Hiron Point of the upazila has also been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Though agriculture is the main source of the economy of the people, a large part of Koyra’s income source also depends on shrimp culture and export business. The water bodies of the area are used as shrimp ghers (a bounded area), and you are likely to come across many of them in most parts of the upazila.

The geographical location of Koyra makes it highly prone to natural disasters and heavy damage. But the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest keeps most of the upazila safe. However, many developments are still needed to offer better living conditions for all.

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City Insights

tick iconKoyra was established as a thana in 1980 but then was turned into an upazila in 1983.
tick iconKoyra is an upazila in the southwest part of Khulna District, and it is also the 2nd largest upazila in Bangladesh.
tick iconOther than buses, people can also travel around the upazila using local transport, launches, and ferries.
tick iconMost part of the Koyra is covered by water bodies, which is why a big part of the upazila’s economy depends on fisheries and shrimp culture.
tick iconBecause of the mangrove forest, Koyra is often protected from various natural disasters, and the upazila is also filled with various natural wonders.

Known Landmarks

  • Sundarbans Mangrove Forest

  • Hiron Point

  • Keorakata Tourist Spot

  • Kashiabad Forest Station

  • Koyra Govt. Women’s College

  • Koyra Launch Ghat


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Bus Routes

Koyra - Dumuria
Koyra - Chuknagar
Koyra - Tala
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Nearest Train Stations

There is no train station in the nearby area.

New Developments

tick iconSeveral embankment projects are underway to prevent flooding during the rainy season.
tick iconVarious other projects have been initiated to develop roads, educational and healthcare institutions, and living facilities.

What’s great here?

tick iconKoyra is accessible from Khulna, Jashore, Satkhira, etc., by bus.
tick iconPeople can travel to the Shundarbad Mangrove Forest from Koyra using ferries and launches.
tick iconKoyra offers both city and rural lifestyles for people of various economic classes.
tick iconThere is a police station in Koyra to ensure the safety and security of the people.
tick iconKoyra is a naturally beautiful area filled with forests, rivers, historical landmarks, and more.

What needs attention?

tick iconThere are no train routes in the area.
tick iconMore developed roads, bridges, culverts, and bus routers should be added to the area.
tick iconMany parts of the villages need better living facilities and access to amenities.
tick iconDespite the efforts, crimes are pretty common in the Upazila.
tick iconThe upazila goes through vicious natural disasters every year, which causes people to suffer immensely.

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Connectivity & Commute3.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities4.5 out of 5
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Safety & Security3 out of 5
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Environment4.5 out of 5

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