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Chittagong Division


Chittagong Division area 33771.18 sq km, located in between 20°43' and 24°16' north latitudes and in between 90°32' and 92°41' east longitudes. It is bounded by dhaka and sylhet divisions on the north, bay of bengal and arakan (Myanmar) on the south, Mizoram, tripura states of India and Chin state of Myanmar on the east, Dhaka and barisal divisions on the west. There are many lofty hills in Rangamati, Khagrachhari, Bandarban and in the eastern part of Chittagong districts.

Population Total 24290384; male 52.03%, female 47.97%; Muslim 79%, Hindu 12.65%, Buddhist 7.08%, Christian 0.84% and others 0.43%.

Water bodies Main rivers: meghna, matamuhuri, titas, dakatia, gumti, feni, karnafuli and sangu; Sandwip, Hatiya, Kutubdia, Maheshkhali and st martin's island are notable.

Administration Chittagong Division was formed in 1984 with 11 districts as a result of the administrative decentralisation. The greater Sylhet district was separated from Chittagong Division with the formation of sylhet division in 1995. Chittagong Municipality was established on 27 June 1977; chittagong city corporation was formed on 31 July 1990.

Division
Area
(sq km)
City corporation District Upazila Paurasabha Union Ward Population Density
(per sq km)
Literacy rate (%)
Urban Rural
33771.18 1 11 97 44 363 922 6022650 18267734 719 44.37
City Corporation
City Corporation Metropolitan Thana Ward and Union Mahalla and Mouza
1 12 41 207
Chittagong Metropolitan Thana
Name of metropolitan thana and GO code Area (sq km) Ward and Union Mahalla and Mouza Population Density Literacy rate (%)
Karnafuli 39 136.59 7+1 (Part) 27 179148 1312 45.7
Kotwali 41 7.68 9+1 (Part) 23 282975 36846 79.6
Khulshi 43 13.12 3+1 (Part) 45 243351 18548 60.3
Chandgaon 19 25.32 3 11 178390 7045 62.7
Double Mooring 28 8.12 5+1 (Part) 41 259181 31919 63.1
Panchlaish 57 8.3 1+1 (Part) 12 148120 17846 69.2
Pahartali 55 13.31 3 14 127243 9560 67.3
Bandar 20 20.04 4 11 213598 10659 72.6
Bakalia 10 12.33 3+1 (Part) 9 196877 15967 50.5
Bayjid Bustami 16 17.58 3 12 168051 9559 59.5
Halishahar 35 9.64 2+1 (Part) 26 125255 12993 62.4
Others Information of Division
Name of District Area Upazila Municipality Ward Mahalla Union Mouza Village Population Density Literacy rate (%)
Cox's Bazar 2491.86 8 4 27 59 71 189 984 1773709 712 30.18
Comilla 3085.17 16 5 54 150 180 2703 3586 4595557 1490 45.99
Khagrachhari 2699.55 8 3 9 61 34 120 1581 525664 195 41.8
Chittagong 5282.98 14 9 54 96 194 985 1310 6612140 1252 55.55
Chandpur 1704.06 8 6 60 198 87 1062 1237 2271229 1333 50.3
Noakhali 3600.99 9 6 45 93 86 914 977 698447 715 52.32
Feni 928.34 5 2 27 56 45 540 570 698447 1336 54.27
Bandarban 4479.03 7 1 9 61 29 97 1501 298120 67 31.7
Brahmanbaria 1927.11 8 4 39 97 98 1024 1331 2398254 1244 39.46
Rangamati 6116.13 10 1 9 36 48 162 1344 508182 83 43.6
Lakshmipur 1455.96 4 3 30 60 50 447 539 1489901 1023 42.9
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Religious institutions Mosque 34025, temple 1402, church 175, tomb 609, pagoda 162, Buddhist Vihara 4, sacred place 9.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 44.41%; male 48.38%, female 39.84%. Educational institutions: university 6, medical college 2, cadet college 2, marine academy 1, technical education college 4, teachers' training college 11, homeopathy college 7, college 345, law college 9, nursing institute 5, polytechnic institute 6, secondary school 2202, primary school 8786, community school 341, kindergarten 65, satellite school 104, madrasa 2017. Noted educational institutions: Chittagong University (1966), Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (1968), Feni Government College (1922), Sir Asutosh Degree College (1939), Satkania College (1949), Cox's Bazar Government College (1962), Lakshmipur Government College (1964), Chakaria College (1968), Khagrachhari Government College (1974), Comilla Victoria College, Brahmanbaria Government College, Jilani Chisti College, Faridganj Degree College, Haimchar Degree College, Puran Bazar Degree College, Hajiganj Model College, Matlab College, Fulgazi Government College (1972), Sonagazi Government College (1972), Comilla Zila School (1837), Patiya Ideal High School (1845), Noakhali Zila School (1853), Annada Government High School (1875), Chandipur Mansa High School (1924), Bishnupur High School (1925), Feni Model High School (1927), Bandarban Government High School, Ramgarh Government High School (1952), Adampur Fazil Madrasa (1917), Feni Alia Madrasa (1923).'

Main sources of income Agriculture 47.94%, non-agricultural labourer 4.80%, industry 0.9%, commerce 14.38%, transport & communication 2.82%, service 11.93%, construction 1.88%, religious service 0.34%, rent & remittance 4.65% and others 10.80%.

Health centres Hospital and clinic 191, upazila health complex 107, health and family planning centre 504, T.B hospital 10, community hospital 58, maternity and child welfare centre 37, police hospital 9, railway hospital 8, veterinary hospital 21, satellite clinic 114, charitable dispensary 68. [Sajahan Miah]

References Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Cultural survey report of Districts and Upazilas of Chittagong Division 2007.