Naogaon district (Rajshahi division) with an area of 3435.67 sq km, is bounded by West Bengal of India on the north, natore and rajshahi districts on the south, joypurhat and bogra districts on the east, nawabganj district and West Bengal (India) on the west. Annual temperature: maximum 37.8°C and minimum 11.2°C; annual rainfall 1862 mm. Main rivers are atrai, punarbhaba, little jamuna, nagar, Chiri and Tulsi Ganga. Guta, Mansur and Dighali beels are notable.
|A beautiful picture of Paharpur|
Somapura Mahavihara known as Paharpur Bihar or Paharpur Vihara. Paharpur vihara is the biggest known monastery in the southern region of Himalayas. Paharpur is now a little village 5 km western of Jamalganj at Badalgachi upazila in Naogaon dristrict (greater Rajshahi district) where the continues to be of the most essential and the biggest known monastery in the southern region of the Himalayas has been excavated. Paharpur or Shompur Bihar was designed by Master Dharmapal Dev (770-810), who was the second king of the Pal Empire. As it was remaining in a discontinued condition for years, it changed into a very great hillock, and this triggered the individuals to contact it Paharpur.