Paltan is a Thana of , the capital of . It is often said to be the center of Dhaka, dividing "Old Dhaka" and "New Dhaka". Paltan was made a thana in 2005 by then Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia.

Notable Places in the Area

, also known as Dhaka Stadium, and formerly known as Dacca Stadium, is the national stadium and a multipurpose sports arena in , Bangladesh. Photo: Pinu Rahman, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Baitul Mukarram, also spelled as Baytul Mukarrom is the National Mosque of . Photo: আহসান হাবীব, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a national monument in , , established to commemorate those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952 in then East Pakistan. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Hindu temple
is a Hindu temple in , Bangladesh. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.5.

Localities in the Area

Central includes Motijheel, the centre of finance and business, the University of Dhaka, a historic area with a number of museums, and Tejgaon-Dhanmondi, home to large shopping malls, markets and a variety of eateries. Photo: Rangan Datta Wiki, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a term used to refer to the historic old city of , the capital of Bangladesh. Photo: SabbirAbeir, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is the capital and largest city of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.


23.7313° or 23° 43' 52.7" north
90.4121° or 90° 24' 43.5" east
Open Location Code
18 metres (59 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 3396195793
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Bengali: পল্টন
  • Bengali: পল্টন থানা
  • Cebuano: Paltan
  • Dutch: Paltan
  • English: Paltan Thana
  • French: Paltan
  • Japanese: パルタン
  • Swedish: Paltan
  • Paltan, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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