Khulna is a metropolitan area in Bangladesh
Inhabitants: 1,420,000 (World Rank 318)
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For the settlements in Barisal Division, Bangladesh, see Khulna, Barisal Division.
Khulna is the forth-largest city in Bangladesh. It is located on the banks of the Rupsha and Bhairab rivers in Khulna District. With a population of over 1.4 million, it is the capital of Khulna Division and a major industrial and commercial center. It has a seaport named Mongla on its outskirts, 60 km from Khulna City.
The city is 333 km southwest of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, to which it is connected by air, road, train and water transportation. The steamer fleet for this route includes the ancient ships Tern (1912), Osrich and Lepcha.