The name of the district, Moulvibazar is derived from two words, moulvi and bazar meaning "Market of the Moulvi". 'Moulvi' is an Islamic honorific title and 'bazar' is the Persian word for market or township. Moulvibazar is named after Syed Moulvi Qudratullah Munsef, the descendant of Syed Shah Mustafa 'Sher-E-Sowar' Chabukmar Baghdadi, an Islamic preacher active during the advent of islam in the region. It is believed that the name was coined in the middle of 17th century when Moulvi Qudratullah established a small bazaar near his house and local people named it as Moulvibazar. This market was established at riverside of the present Poschim Bazar (West Market), which gradually expanded over the time.
The Welcome Square of Moulvibazar District beside Dhaka Sylhet highway
Moulvibazar is in Sylhet a district to the North-East of Bangladesh It is 2,707 km² in area, and has a population of 1.38 million.It is surrounded by Sylhet Distric in the north, Habiganj Distric in the west. And India in the east and south respectively.
|Sky View of Moulvibazar|
The main rivers of the district are the Monu the Dholoi and the Juri which flow from India. Every year during the rainy season, when there is excessive rainfall in India, the surplus water flows through these rivers and causes floods in low-lying parts of Moulvibazar (for example, the villages of Balikhandi and Shampashi on the northern side of the river Manu). Unless the rivers are properly dredged the floods can be devastating
|Monu Bridge of Moulvibazar|
Moulvibazar is made up of 7 subdivisions or upazilasT hey are: Moulvibazar Sadar, Barleka.Juri,Kamalganj Kulaura,Rajnagar and Sreemangol.
There are 67 Unions, 2,064 Villages and 5 Pourashavas namely Kamalganj, Kulaura, Sreemongal, Barlekha and Moulvibazar.