Rajshahi is one of the divisional head quarters of Bangladesh situated northern part of the country. Rajshahi has been regarded as the bread-basket of Bangladesh. Recent agricultural modernizations with the much-lauded Barendra project has increased crop-diversification, allowed farmers to access better analysis of their farmland’s chemical composition, and generally allowed farmers to grow as many as three crops every year instead of the usual one crop. Moreover, agro-processing is also thought to have an extremely bright future in this region of the country; industry experts predict that gas connection with the rest of the country will allow Rajshahi to fulfill its true potential and generally emerge as one of the most economically vibrant parts of Bangladesh.
Rajshahi is a prominent commercial hub. It has a venerable silk industry. Its widely known as Silk City of Bangladesh as the National Silk Board (In Bengali: Jatio Resham Board) is situated at Rajshahi. Rajshahi is also famous in Bangladesh for producing quality Mangoes. Rajshahi is famous for its characteristic sweetmeats, not to be found anywhere else in the country. These special preparations include Roshkodom, Khaja, Raghobshahi and Kachagolla (Natore is especially famous for this particular sweetmeat). Along with neighboring Chapai Nababganj, Rajshahi is the home of the region’s best mangoes and lichis. Rajshahi is also the home of Barendra research Museum which is famous for its collection of local sculpture and other artifacts dating from medieval times.
Rajshai has well organized internal communication as well as connection to other parts of the country. There are 96 metalled roads with a total length of about 1270 km, 108 semi-metalled roads of about 546 km length, and six railways of about 63 km total length. It is served by the Shah Makhdum Airport, and is connected via road and rail to Dhaka, Khulna and the Port of Mongla.