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Tangail ( Bengali: টাঙ্গাইল) is a district ( zilla ) in central region of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka division. The population of Tangail zilla is about 3.2 million and its surface area is 3,414.39 km². The main town of Tangail District is the district town Tangail. It is surrounded by the several districts, such as Jamalpur district on the north, the Dhaka and Manikganj districts on the south, the Mymensingh and Gazipur districts on the east, and the Sirajganj district on the west. The main rivers that cross the Tangail district are the Jamuna, Dhaleshwari , Jhenai, Bangshi, Louhajang, Langulia, Elongjani, Jugni, Fotikjani and the Turag.

Tangail was part of Mymensingh district previously. Tangail district is subdivided into 12 Upazilas . These are: Tangail Sadar Upazila Sakhipur Upazila Basail Upazila Madhupur Upazila Ghatail Upazila Kalihati Upazila Nagarpur Upazila Mirzapur Upazila Gopalpur Upazila Delduar Upazila Bhuapur Upazila Dhanbari Upazila , (newly formed).