Bogra (Bengali: বগুড়া) is a major city located in the Bogra District, Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh, and acts as the major commerce hub in the Bogra District. Described by some[who?] as the "nerve centre of Northern Bangladesh", Bogra is a bridge between the Rajshahi Division and Rangpur Division. The city area of Borga is approximately 72.5 km2 (27.99 sq mi), consists of 21 wards, and has a population of around 780,000 people.The city is famous for it's many ancient buddhist stupas, hindu temples and ancient palaces of Buddhist Kings and Muslim sultans as it is the oldest city in Bengal, the cuisine of Bogra is famous for its extravagant array of desserts and its renown Mishti doi and a major hub of politics producing the President Muhammad Ali Bogra of Pakistan, President Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh, First Lady and First Female Prime Minister of Bangladesh Khaleda Zia all were born or have lived in the city. Currently[when?] the mayor of the municipality is Adv. Mahabubar Rahman.