Dinajpur (Bengali pronunciation: [/d̪inadʒpur/]; Bengali: দিনাজপুর) is a city of Rangpur Division situated in northern part of Bangladesh. It was founded in 1786. It is located in the Dinajpur District, near the capital city of Rangpur Division,413 km north-west of Dhaka in Bangladesh. It is situated in 25o37' N. latitude and 88o39' E longitude on the eastern bank of the river Punarbhaba. It is bounded on the north by Suihari, Katapara, Bangi Bechapara, Pulhat, Koshba on the south, on the east of Sheikhupura and by the river Punarbhaba on the west.