Dhaka Division

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Dhaka Division
ঢাকা বিভাগ
Division
Map of Bangladesh showing Dhaka division
Map of Bangladesh showing Dhaka division
Coordinates: 24°10′N 90°25′E / 24.167°N 90.417°E / 24.167; 90.417Coordinates: 24°10′N 90°25′E / 24.167°N 90.417°E / 24.167; 90.417
Country  Bangladesh
Capital Dhaka
Area
 • Total 31,177.74 km2 (12,037.79 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 47,424,418
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
ISO 3166 code BD-C

Dhaka Division (Bengali: ঢাকা বিভাগ, Ḑhaka Bibhag) is an administrative division within Bangladesh.[1] The capital and largest city is Dhaka. The division covers an area of 31026.51 km²,[1] and has a population of 46,729,000 at the 2011 Census (preliminary results), revised to 47,424,418.[2]

Dhaka Division is bounded by the Indian state of Meghalaya to the north, Barisal Division to the south, Chittagong Division on the south-east, Sylhet Division to the east, Rangpur Division to the north-west, and Rajshahi and Khulna Divisions to the west.

Administrative Districts[edit]

Dhaka Division, formerly Dacca Division of East Pakistan province, consists of two city corporations, 17 districts, 58 municipalities, 123 upazilas, 1,239 union parishads, 12,765 mouzas, 549 wards, 1,623 mahallas and 25,244 villages.

Name Capital Area (km²) Population
1991 Census
Population
2001 Census
Population
2011 Census
Dhaka District Dhaka 1,463.60 5,839,642 8,511,228 12,043,977
Faridpur District Faridpur 2,052.68 1,505,686 1,756,470 1,912,969
Gazipur District Gazipur 1,806.36 1,621,562 2,031,891 3,403,912
Gopalganj District Gopalganj 1,468.74 1,060,791 1,165,273 1,172,415
Jamalpur District Jamalpur 2,115.16 1,874,440 2,107,209 2,292,674
Kishoreganj District Kishoreganj 2,688.59 2,306,087 2,594,954 2,911,907
Madaripur District Madaripur 1,125.69 1,069,176 1,146,349 1,165,952
Manikganj District Manikganj 1,383.66 1,175,909 1,285,080 1,392,867
Munshiganj District Munshiganj 1,004.29 1,188,387 1,293,972 1,445,660
Mymensingh District Mymensingh 4,394.57 3,957,182 4,489,726 5,110,272
Narayanganj District Narayanganj 684.37 1,754,804 2,173,948 2,948,217
Narsingdi District Narsingdi 1,150.14 1,652,123 1,895,984 2,224,944
Netrokona District Netrokona 2,794.28 1,730,935 1,988,188 2,229,642
Rajbari District Rajbari 1,092.28 835,173 951,906 1,049,778
Shariatpur District Shariatpur 1,174.05 953,021 1,082,300 1,155,824
Sherpur District Sherpur[disambiguation needed] 1,364.67 1,138,629 1,279,542 1,358,325
Tangail District Tangail 3,414.35 3,002,428 3,290,696 3,605,083
Total Division Dhaka 31,177.74 32,665,975 39,044,716 47,424,418

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]

  • Iftikhar-ul-Awwal (edited) (2003) Photographic Album of Old Dhaka' (Ālokacitre sekālera Ḍhākā / আলোকচিত্রে সেকালের ঢাকা), 1st Edition (2003), Bangladesh National Museum: Dhaka, Pages: 132, ISBN 9845850065
  • Iftikhar-ul-Awwal (edited) (2003) ঐতিহাসিক ঢাকা মহানগরী: বিবর্তন ও সম্ভাবনা (Aitihāsika Ḍhākā mahānagarī, bibartana o sambhābanā), Translated title: 'The Historical City of Dhaka: Evolution and Prospects', 1st Edition (2003), Bangladesh National Museum: Dhaka, Pages:606, ISBN 9845850049
  1. ^ a b Sajahan Miah (2012). "Dhaka Division". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
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