Ali Kadam Upazila

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Ali Kadam
আলিকদম
Upazila
Ali Kadam is located in Bangladesh
Ali Kadam
Ali Kadam
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 21°40′N 92°18.3′E / 21.667°N 92.3050°E / 21.667; 92.3050Coordinates: 21°40′N 92°18.3′E / 21.667°N 92.3050°E / 21.667; 92.3050
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Bandarban District
Area
 • Total 885.78 km2 (342.00 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 24,782
 • Density 28/km2 (70/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Ali Kadam

Ali Kadam (Bengali: আলিকদম) is an Upazila of Bandarban District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Ali Kadam is located at 21°40′00″N 92°18′20″E / 21.6667°N 92.3056°E / 21.6667; 92.3056 . It has 4923 units of house hold and total area 885.78 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Ali Kadam has a population of 24782. Males constitute 55.21% of the population, and females 44.79%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 13312. Ali Kadam has an average literacy rate of 20.7% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[1]

Religion[edit]

The religion of Ali Kadam have Muslim 85.32%, Buddhist 13.68%, Hindu 0.77%, others 0.23%. It is the first Muslim majority population in this upazila. But Buddhist is the second religion in this upazila. Religious institutions Mosque 680, Pagoda 65, Buddhist temple 55 and Hindu temple 8.

Administrative[edit]

Alikadam has 2 Unions, 6 Mauzas and 148 villages.

Schools and others[edit]

There is a shortage of high school. Now there is only a government high in Alikadam.

Tourism[edit]

View of Ali Kadam upaliza near Ali's Tunnel.

Alikadam is a popular hiking destination among tourists for the tunnels in the mountains known as "Alir Guha" or "Ali's Tunnels". Tourists are expected to face slippery and muddy terrains for the hike to the tunnels. The steep mountains in both the sides during the hike and green vegetation with running water from the mountain streams give it a fresh look. Winter is the best season to travel because the mountain streams and rivers are dangerous during Monsoon.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.