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Sylhet City Corporation


Sylhet City Corporation area 27.36 sq km, located in between 24°51´ and 24°55´ north latitudes and in between 91°50´ and 91°54´ east longitudes. It is bounded by sylhet sadarr upazila on the north, dakshin surma upazila on the south, Sylhet Sadar upazila on the east, Dakshin Surma and Sylhet Sadar upazilas on the west.

Population  Total 270606; male 142320, female 128286.

Water bodies Main River: Surma.

Administration Sylhet Municipality was formed in 1867 and it was turned into City Corporation on April 9, 2001.

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City Corporation
City Corporation Thana Word Mahalla
1 4 27 218
Thana
City Corporation Thana Area (sq km) Ward Mahalla Population Density (per sq km) Literacy rate (%)
Kotwali Model 17.22 18 144 168271 9772 71.75
Jalalabad (part) 0.96 1 8 7409 6160 67.98
Dakshin Surma (part) 2.7 2 10 19912 7375 64.13
Bimanbondar (part) 1.84 2 22 22654 12312 71.38
Shah Paran (part) 4.64 4 42 52360 11284 66.70

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

Sylhet City Corporation at A Glance
First Chairman Ray Bahadur Dulal Chandra Deb
Municipality was formed 1867
Upgraded to City Corporation 9 April 2001
First Mayor Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran
Number of holding 29381
Wards 27
Ward commissioners 27
Reserved Seats for woman commissioners 9
Police Station 2
Roads 21998 km
Park 3
Community Center 30
Gymnasium 3
Graveyard and Cemetery 4
Bus Terminals 2
Traffic Signal 7

Source  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Field Reports.

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References  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Cultural survey report of  2007; Field reports of Sylhet  city corporation.