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Chittagong Division

Chittagong Division
চট্টগ্রাম বিভাগ
Chattogram Division
Division of Bangladesh
Location of Chittagong in Bangladesh
Location of Chittagong in Bangladesh
Districts of Chittagong Division
Districts of Chittagong Division
Coordinates: 22°55′N 91°30′E / 22.917°N 91.500°E / 22.917; 91.500
Country Bangladesh
CapitalChittagong
Area
 • Total33,771.18 km2 (13,039.13 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total28,423,019
 • Density840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
ISO 3166 codeBD-B
Notable sport teamsChittagong Vikings, Chittagong Division, Chittagong Abahani
Websitewww.chittagongdiv.gov.bd

Chittagong Division, officially known as Chattogram Division,[1] is geographically the largest of the eight administrative divisions of Bangladesh. It covers the south-easternmost areas of the country, with a total area of 33,771.18 km2 (13,039.13 sq mi)[2] and a population at the 2011 census of 28,423,019. The administrative division includes mainland Chittagong District, neighbouring districts and the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

Chittagong Division is home to Cox's Bazar, the longest natural sea beach in the world.[3][4][5]; as well as St. Martin's Island, Bangladesh's sole coral reef.

Administration

Chittagong Division is subdivided into eleven districts (zilas) and thence into 99 sub-districts (upazilas). The first six districts listed below comprise the north-western portion (37.6%) of the division, while the remaining five comprise the south-eastern portion (62.4%), the two portions being separated by the lower (or Bangladeshi) stretch of the Feni River; the upland districts of Khagrachhari, Rangamati and Bandarban together comprise that area previously known as the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Before 1995, the four districts of Sylhet Division were also a part of Chittagong Division.

Name Capital Area (km²) Population
1991 Census
Population
2001 Census
Population
2011 Census
Brahmanbaria District Brahmanbaria 1,881.20 2,141,745 2,398,254 2,840,498
Comilla District Comilla 3,146.30 4,032,666 4,595,539 5,387,288
Chandpur District Chandpur 1,645.32 2,032,449 2,271,229 2,416,018
Lakshmipur District Lakshmipur 1,440.39 1,312,337 1,489,901 1,729,188
Noakhali District Noakhali 3,685.87 2,217,134 2,577,244 3,108,083
Feni District Feni 990.36 1,096,745 1,240,384 1,437,371
North of the Feni River
(proposed new Comilla Division)
12,789.50 12,863,076 14,572,569 16,918,446
Khagrachhari District Khagrachhari 2,749.16 342,488 525,664 613,917
Rangamati District Rangamati 6,116.11 401,388 508,182 595,979
Bandarban District Bandarban 4,479.01 230,569 298,120 388,335
Chittagong District Chittagong 5,282.92 5,296,127 6,612,140 7,616,352
Cox's Bazar District Cox's Bazar 2,491.85 1,419,260 1,773,709 2,289,990
South of the Feni River)
(proposed reduced Chittagong Division)
21,119.05 7,689,832 9,717,815 11,504,546
Total Division Chittagong 33,908.55 20,552,908 24,290,384 28,423,019

See also

Sources

Census figures for 1991, 2001 and 2011 are from Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Population Census Wing. The 2011 Census figures are based on preliminary results.

References

  1. ^ Mahadi Al Hasnat (2 April 2018). "Mixed reactions as govt changes English spellings of 5 district names". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  2. ^ Sajahan Miah (2012). "Chittagong Division". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ Ethirajan, Anbarasan (26 December 2012). "Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar: A paradise being lost?". BBC World. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  4. ^ Panday, V.C., ed. (2004). Environment, Security and Tourism Development in South Asia: Tourism development in South Asia. Environment, Security and Tourism Development in South Asia. 3. New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House. pp. 100–101. ISBN 978-81-8205-139-3.
  5. ^ The Europa World Year Book 2003. Taylor & Francis. 2003. p. 679. ISBN 978-1-85743-227-5.

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