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Location of Chittagong in Bangladesh
Districts of Chittagong Division
|• Total||33,771.18 km2 (13,039.13 sq mi)|
|• Density||840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
|ISO 3166 code||BD-B|
|Notable sport teams||Chittagong Vikings, Chittagong Division, Chittagong Abahani|
Chittagong Division, officially known as Chattogram Division, 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) 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.
Administration [ edit ]
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.
|North of the Feni River
(proposed new Comilla Division)
|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)
See also [ edit ]
Sources [ edit ]
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 [ edit ]
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
- Mahadi Al Hasnat (2 April 2018). "Mixed reactions as govt changes English spellings of 5 district names". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
- Sajahan Miah (2012). "Chittagong Division". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
- Ethirajan, Anbarasan (26 December 2012). "Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar: A paradise being lost?". BBC World. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- 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.
- The Europa World Year Book 2003. Taylor & Francis. 2003. p. 679. ISBN 978-1-85743-227-5.
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