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List of cities and towns in Bangladesh

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According to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, The administrative populated areas which have population of 100,000 or more than that can be defined as a city in Bangladesh. The administrative populated areas which have population less than 100,000 are classified as towns.[1]


Major cities of Bangladesh are governed by City Corporations.


These are other cities of Bangladesh which are governed by Municipal Corporations .

Bogra City
Tangail City
Rank City Area(km2) Population(2011) District Division
1. Bogra 69.56[2] 540,000[3] Bogra Rajshahi Division
2. Kushtia 42.79[4] 375,149[5] Kushtia Khulna Division
3. Jessore 28.56 237,478 Jessore Khulna Division
4. Cox's Bazar 24.45 223,522 Cox's Bazar Chittagong Division
5. Brahmanbaria 22.49 193,814 Brahmanbaria Chittagong Division
6. Dinajpur 22.00 191,329 Dinajpur Rangpur Division
7. Nawabganj 32.09 180,731 Chapai Nawabganj Rajshahi Division
8. Tangail 33.80 167,412 Tangail Dhaka Division
9. Sirajganj 31.27 167,200 Sirajganj Rajshahi Division
10. Feni 22.00 156,971 Feni Chittagong Division
11. Jamalpur 55.25 150,172 Jamalpur Mymensingh Division
12. Pabna 27.27 144,442 Pabna Rajshahi Division
13. Noakhali 23.79 130,842 Noakhali Chittagong Division
14. Faridpur 19.78 122,425 Faridpur Dhaka Division

Source: 2011 Bangladesh census[6]


The following is a list of towns in Bangladesh governed by Municipal Corporations.

Division Number Towns
Barisal Division 11
Chittagong Division 27
Dhaka Division 23
Khulna Division 9
Mymensingh Division 13
Rajshahi Division 15
Rangpur Division 7
Sylhet Division 9

Urban areas by population

Dhaka is by far the largest urban area as well as the largest metropolitan area in Bangladesh. Chittagong is the second largest city and urban area in Bangladesh as well as second largest metropolitan in Bangladesh while Khulna is the third largest metropolitan in Bangladesh. Other major cities with a population of more than 300,000 include Mymensingh, Narayanganj, Sylhet, Rajshahi,Rangpur,Bogra, Barisal and Comilla. The following table shows the largest populated area within a local government area.

See also


  1. ^ "Population Census 2011: National Volume-3: Urban Area Report" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. p. 8. Retrieved 26 September 2017. 
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  6. ^ "Population Census 2011: National Volume-3: Urban Area Report" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. p. 24–25. Retrieved 26 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "National Volume-3: Urban Area Report" (PDF). Population and Housing Census 2011. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. August 2014. pp. 23–24. 
  8. ^ Subsequent to the 2011 census, the boundaries of Dhaka were significantly expanded: Partha Pratim Bhattacharjee; Mahbubur Rahman Khan (7 May 2016). "Govt to double size of Dhaka city area". The Daily Star.  and "Dhaka City expands by more than double after inclusion of 16 union councils". 9 May 2016.  Population has not been recalculated.
  9. ^ Subsequent to the 2011 census, Comilla became a city corporation combining two pourashavas: "Welcome to Comilla City Corporation". Comilla City Corporation.  Population has been recalculated accordingly.

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