Maldah district (Bengali: মালদহ জেলা) (also spelled as Malda or Maldaha) is a district of West Bengal, India. It lies 347 km (215 miles) north of Kolkata, the state capital. Jute, Mango and silk are notable products of this district. The special variety of mango produced in this region, popularly known by the name of the district, is exported across the world and is acclaimed internationally. The folk culture of gombhira is a feature of the district, being a unique way of representation of joy and sorrow of daily life of the common people, as well as the unique medium of presentation on national and international matters.
District headquarters is English Bazar, also known as Malda, which was once the capital of Bengal. The district maintains the traditions of the past in culture and education. Old Maldah, the town which lies just east of the confluence of the Mahananda and Kalindi rivers, is part of the English Bazar urban agglomeration. The town rose to prominence as the river port of the old capital of Pandua. During the 18th century it was the seat of prosperous cotton and silk industries. It remains an important distributing centre for rice, jute, and wheat. Historical monuments include the mosque Jami' Masjid (1566) and the landmark Nimai sarai tower across the river. Constituted as a municipality in 1867, it has several colleges affiliated with the University of Gour Banga. Rice, jute, legumes, and oilseed are the chief crops in the surrounding area.Malda is the largest producer of excellent quality of JUTE in India. Mulberry plantations and mango orchards occupy large areas; mango trade and silk manufacture are the main economic activities. Interestingly the Independence Day of Malda is 17 August 1947.
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