Manikganj, a district under Dhaka division, is situated beside the river Kaliganga. It has a unique natural landscaping due to the presence of a number of canals. Dhaka-Kolikata Road, the Asian highway runs through the northern side of the town. Manikganj was established as a subdivision of Dhaka district in 1845. It was turned into a district in 1984. The area of the town is 20.59 sq km. It has 2 circles, 7 police stations: Manikganj Sadar, Singair, Saturia, Harirampur, Shibalay, Doulotpur and Ghior; 1 town outpost, 2 investigation centers and 1 river traffic outpost at Paturia.