Resting on the northern bank of the Pabna River, the city of Pabna serves as the capital of the district and is an industry hub as it is home to several mills used for the processing of cotton, jute, rice, flour, paper, oil, and sugar. Visitors can look forward to visiting a number of local attractions including: the 19th-century Hindu temple of Jor Bangla, one of the main historical monuments of Pabna showcasing ancient architecture, the Jubilee tank, an old water reservoir; and the once-stately Tarash Palace known for its architectural heritage.