District Area: 407.02 km2
Leader: Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain
Name and Etymology:
Faridpur (Indo-Iranian: Farid City) was formerly known as Fatehabad (Persian: "place of conquest"). It was also known to early modern Europeans as Fatiabas and Fathur. It was named Faridpur in honor of Sufi saint Shah Fariduddin Masud.
Faridpur is a major rail hub in Bangladesh, as well as a center of the jute trade and fishing. It is also home to a power plant.
Fatehabad was founded by Jalaluddin Muhammad Shah as the site of a mint. It became a Mughal government center in the seventeenth century. It was renamed Faridpur in the nineteenth century; it became a rail terminus for shipping from Calcutta to Assam and Burma.