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Khagrachhari District


Khagrachhari District (chittagong division) area 2699.55 sq km, located in between 22°38' and 23°44' north latitudes and in between 91°44' and 92°11' east longitudes. It is bounded by the tripura state of India on the north, rangamati and chittagong districts on the south, Rangamati district on the east, Chittagong district and Tripura state of India on the west. Notable hill ranges are Golamoon, Chotto Panchari, Karmi Mura, Lutiban, Kuradia, Bhanga Mura, Jopisil.

Population Total 525664; male 277614, female 248050; Muslim 228753, Hindu 86351, Buddhist 3745, Christian 206473 and others 342. Indigenous communities such as chakma, marma, tripura and Tanchanga belong to this upazila.

Water bodies Main rivers: Maini, Chengi.

District
Area (sq km) Upazila Municipality Union Mouza Village Population Density (per sq km) Literacy rate (%)
Urban Rural

2699.55

8

3

34

120

1581

171035

354629

195

41.8

Others Information of District

Name of Upazila

Area
(sq km)

Municipality

Union

Mouza

Village

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

Khagrachhari Sadar

297.92

1

5

13

228

92380

310

47.2

Dighinala

694.12

-

5

22

235

92743

134

47.5

Panchhari

334.11

-

4

7

219

64510

193

34.6

Mahalchhari

248.64

-

5

13

155

44086

177

38.6

Matiranga

495.39

1

7

28

342

106322

215

37.9

Manikchhari

168.35

-

2

11

146

50061

297

44.7

Ramgarh

240.87

1

3

12

130

53817

223

46.4

Lakshmichhari

220.15

-

3

16

126

21745

99

22.9

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

Administration The district of Chittagong Hill Tracts was established in 1860 under the 'Raid of Frontier Tribes Act 22 of 1860'. Following the district of Chittagong Hill Tract Regulation Act the Chittagong Hill Tract was divided into three sub-divisions (included Khagrachhari) in 1900. Khagrachhari sub-division was turned into district in 1983. The Khagrachhari Local Government Legislative Council was formed in 1989 (in accordance with the Khagrachhari Hill Districts Council, Act 20), which, on the basis of the historic 'Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord', was turned into Khagrachhari Hill District Council on 2 December, 1997. '

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History of the War of Liberation An encounter was held between the freedom fighters and the Pak army in August 1971 in Ramgarh Upazila in which 17 Pak soldiers were killed.'

Marks of the War of Liberation Mass grave 1, memorial plate 1, memorial monument 2.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 41.8%; male 49.9%, female 32.7%. Noted educational institutions: Khagrachhari Government College (1974), Matiranga Degree College (1992), Ramgarh Government Degree College (1980), Panchhari College (1990), Dighinala Government College, Panchhari High School and College (1981), Khagrachhari Government High School (1957), Tabalchhari TK High School (1952), Ramgarh Government High School (1952),' Rani Nihar Devi Government High School (1976), Dighinala Government High School, Khagrachhari North Khobongpodia Government Primary School (1905).

Main sources of income Agriculture 59.92%, non-agricultural labourer 9.33%, industry 0.44%, commerce 10.67%, transport and communication 1.11%, service 7.94%, construction 0.92%, religious service 0.24%, rent and remittance 0.37% and others 9.06%.

Newspapers and periodicals Daily: Aranno Barta; weekly: Parboti, Chabuk, Parbotta Bani, Binnas.

Folkculture Biju festival of the Chakma, Sangri festival of the Marma and the Baisabi festival of the Tripura are most notable.

Tourists spots Ramgarh Lake and Suspicious Bridge, Rifles Memorial Monument (Ramgarh),' Alu Tila (Khagrachhari Sadar and Matiranga). [Barendro Lal Tripura]

See also The upazilas under this district.

References Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Cultural survey report of Khagrachhari District 2007; Cultural survey report of Upazilas of Khagrachhari District 2007.