Entrance to Tangail
|Elevation||14 m (46 ft)|
|Time zone||DST (UTC+6)|
Tangail (Bengali: টাঙ্গাইল, [ʈaŋgail]) is a town in the Tangail District, in the central region of Bangladesh. It is located on the banks of Louhajang River, and is part of the Dhaka Division. Tangail is famous worldwide for cham cham and hand-loom Tangail Sari.
Before the Liberation War, some educational institutions were established by notable persons in Tangail. Among those schools are Bindu Basini Govt. Boys' High School (1880) and Bindubasini Government Girls' High School (1882) were established by Jamindar Shantosh according to his mother's name. In 1926, the Sa'dat Government University College, Korotia, was established by Wazed Ali Khan Panni, a zamindar and one of the most prominent educationalists of Tangail. M.M. Ali Government College was established by Maulana Vasani at Kagmari (About 5 km away from the main city). Kumudini College was established in 1943 by Ranada Prasad Saha, a philanthropist of Tangail. Later the college was converted into a Government College as the same name.
Currently, there are 5 government-run high schools in the city. Among those schools are the two Bindubasini Government schools (situated in the center of the town) as well as a Technical University
Tangail rebrands its name through Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University situated at Santosh near Tangail Town. It is mainly a government financed public university of Bangladesh.It is named after the charismatic, legendary political leader of the country Mawlana Bhashani. This University is the first of its kind among the public universities in Bangladesh.
Recently a Government Medical institution named Tangail Medical College was established which is situated at Sabalia-a newly populated area of Tangail Town.
Tangail now has a station with new broad gauge line of Bangladesh Railways which connects the western and eastern systems via the Bangabandhu Bridge. There is also a connecting road. Bus services are available from Mohakhali bus terminal such as Nirala super service, Jhatika paribahan, Dhalesswary and many more.
The Sweet known as Cham Cham originated from Porabari of Tangail. The sweet is very popular in the Indian subcontinent.
Nowadays the Sweet shops have been grown up in the heart of tangail town at shahid joglu road carrying the history of Porabari. "Gopal Mistanno Vander" and "Joykali Mistanno Vander" is the two most popular sweets shop in Tangail town. People whoever visits Tangail town always buy the sweets named Cham Cham for their Family Members and Relatives.