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Please note much of Bangladesh villages' history tend to be oral tradition that has been passed from one generation to another.
Nothing is definitely known about the origin of the Upazila name.
Long ago Biswanath was occupied by Hindus and Muslims with the Hindus predominately occupying position of landlords. Amongst such landowners was allegedly Baburam Jibon Ray who had a son called Biswanath Ray. Baburam bought whole of Biswanath bazar from Lord Charles Cornwallis in 1739 and developed the area into an administrative centre. In recognition of his efforts the Upazila was named after his son Biswanath.
Another similar suggestion for the origin of the name is that during the British rule there lived a Zamindar named Bishwanath Dhar in the locality. It is generally believed that the Upazila might have originated its name from the name of the Zamindar.
Hasan Raja, the great saint, had his residence in this Upazila.
On 10 January 1922 Biswanath was declared a thana. It has eight unions.
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