Feni District

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This article is about a district of Bangladesh; for the alcoholic spirit see Fenny; for other uses see Feni (disambiguation)
Clockwise from top: Feni Government College, Feni Computer Institute, Shaheen Academy School & College, Bijoy Sing Digi, Feni Govt. Pilot High School, Feni Girls Cadet College
Clockwise from top: Feni Government College, Feni Computer Institute, Shaheen Academy School & College, Bijoy Sing Digi, Feni Govt. Pilot High School, Feni Girls Cadet College
Nickname(s): southeastern nucleus.
Motto: becoming splendid
Coordinates: 23°01′00″N 91°23′30″E / 23.0167°N 91.3917°E / 23.0167; 91.3917Coordinates: 23°01′00″N 91°23′30″E / 23.0167°N 91.3917°E / 23.0167; 91.3917
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
 • District 928.34 km2 (358.43 sq mi)
 • Metro 197.33 km2 (76.19 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • District 1,437,371
 • Density 1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 64.0%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3900
Website www.dcfeni.gov.bd

Feni (Bengali: ফেনী জেলা , Feni Jela also Feni Zila) is a small southeastern district of Bangladesh bordering (clockwise from the north) Tripura in [India], Chittagong district, the Bay of Bengal, Noakhali district and Comilla district.[1] It comprises six sub-districts ("Upazilas"): Feni Sadar, Chhagalnaiya, Porshuram, Fulgazi (variant of Phool Ghazi), Daganbhuiyan and Sonagazi.

At British Indian period it was a sub district of Chittagong. Before becoming a full-fledged district in 1984, it was part of the Noakhali district. Feni has a moderate climate with a little high humidity and a rich history dating back almost 3000 years. Except agriculture, maximum people of Feni resides in Dhaka City, Chittagong City, Sylhet City engaged in all sorts of jobs and business ranging from menial labor to high profiled office jobs. It has a large contingent of its population residing in the Middle East and other parts of the world.A huge amount of foreign remittance receiving by the govt are sent by the people of this region.

The main highway of Bangladesh, Dhaka-Chittagong inter-district highway passes through Feni. Buses usually take 3–4 hours to travel on 165 km highway from Dhaka and about 2.5 hours from Chittagong. There is a railway junction situated here called Feni junction. Panoramic landscape comprising the Tripura valley, Feni River estuarine and green paddy fields add to Feni district's scenic beauty. Feni is also important from strategic viewpoints, its position near the Indian border and the Bay of Bengal. Feni is also the only connecting link between the rest of the country and the districts of Chittagong (where the largest port of the country is situated), Cox's Bazar (the most important tourist destination of the country) and three Hill Districts: Rangamati, Bandaraban and Khagrachari.

Among the famous personalities who hailed from Feni district are famous saint Bogger Olikul Shiromoni Hazrat Mawlana Ishaq Shaheb ( Rh)Allama Abdul Halim (R)-Olamabazar hojor,Allama Abdul Mannan (r)Badadia hojor,Allama Abdul Mannan (Saikhul Hadith Feni Alia MAdrasha),Moulana Ruhul Amin (Founder of many many Madrasha and masjid and social foundation,Now he is the Founder principal of Madrasatu Osman R. ),Mufti Muhammad Amimul Ehsan (Member-Mufti Board Dhaka),Mufti Abdul Hannan (Faqih Al Jameatul Falahia Kamil Madrasha),Mufti Ahmadullah,Mufti saifuddin,Moulana Ahmad Karim (Muhaddith Olama Bazar Madrasha),Moulana Khalilur Rahman( Muhtamim Badadia Madrasha) ''Shah Syed Amir Uddin Pagla Miah/Baba''(RA) who is regarded as founder of Feni and sultanul awlia Feni, Saint Mamu Fakir (RA), Begum Khaleda Zia(former Prime Minister)Sayeed Iskander, a freedom fighter, former MP and younger brother of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, Mahbubul Alam Tara (Former Whip & Member of Parliament, Ex-Chairman of NCC Bank Ltd., noted entrepreneur, educationist & President of Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal),ABM Taleb Ali, Politician ex- parliament member, Joynal Hazari Politician ex-Parliament member Lt. Gen. Masud Uddin Chowdhury, ndc, psc,[current Bangladesh High Commissioner in Australia]; Sir A. F. Rahman (the first Muslim Vice Chancellor of [Dhaka University], Professor A.K.Azad Chowdhury former vice Chancellor of University of Dhaka and current Chairman of University Grants Commission, Bangladesh,.Professor Anwarullah Chowdhury former vice chancellor of university of DhakaDr. Mustafa Chowdhury (former Public Service Commission Chairman), Prof. Ahmed Shafee (Vice-Chancellor of East West University), Former Politician and Businessman Mowlana Abdul Wadud, Abdul Awal Mintu, Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Mosarraf Hossen, Economist Abu Ahammed, journalists Abdus Salam (editor), Obaidul Haque, Johur Hossain Chaudhury, A. B. M. Musa, Dr.Ferdaus Ahmad Quarishi, Gias Kamal Chowdhury,Mohammad Habibullah Bahar Choudhury ( the first Health Minister of the first Muslim League cabinet in East Pakistan),Shamsunnahar Mahmud( writer, politician and educator in Bengal during the early 20th century), Iqbal Sobhan Chowdury, Iqbal Bahar Chaudrury, National press club president Kamal Uddin Shobuj, Columist Masud Majumder, former FBCCI President and Founder Chairman of North South University M A Kashem, novelists Shahidullah Kaiser and Jahir Raihan, Renowned actor Shomi Kaisar, Abdus Salam (Bengali Language Movement demonstrator), martyred intellectuals during the war of liberation Selina Parvin and Dr. Faizul Mohi and Prof.Dr.Sherajul Haque Khan , playwrights Selim Al-DeenDr. Inamul Huq, Gias Uddin Selim and Prince AR, close up1 winner sajia sultana putul rights-activist Wasfia Nazreen, Freedom fighter:A.B.M. Bahar, Chairman of Zenith Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Mrs. Firoza Ahmed, Managing Director of Zenith Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Ahmed Group Dr. Belal Uddin Ahmed, Director of Zenith Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Ahmed Group Firoz Uddin Ahmed, Director of Zenith Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Ahmed Group Forid Uddin Ahmed, Advocate Mosharraf Hossain etc.

One of the three Girls Cadet Colleges in Bangladesh is situated in Feni. The other two are in Mymensingh and Joypurhat districts. The country's only Government-run Computer Institute also is situated in Feni. Three private electricity plants supplying electricity are existing here. There is also a pharmaceutical products producing factory. Zenith Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is one of the country's oldest pharmaceuticals company in Bangladesh.


Feni district was established on February 15, 1984. It has six upazillas, 45 union parishads, and approximately 570 villages. The upazillas are:

  1. Feni Sadar
  2. Chagalnaiya
  3. Daganbhyan
  4. Parshuram
  5. Fhulgazi
  6. Sonagazi


Religion in Feni District
Religion Percent

The district of Feni consists 2835 mosques, 38 temples(Hindu), 10(Buddhist) temples and four churches. In feni district there are a huge number of saint has bron among of them Mawlana Ishaq Shaheb (R) was most popular and great saint in this district. He was born approximate 1870 A.D. in Sri-devipur village ( Later its name was called Yeakubpur as his 3rd Child name Yeakub). As a real saint he can show show any mystorious ( Alokikotto). During his life he gave all of his Wealth to Orphange and poor man.According to his 3rd son Yeakub the Village, Post Office and Union was named,and according to his name a Mazar sharif, a Madrasha, and a Orphanage was named.

Demographic information[edit]

  • Men = 653280
  • Women = 612740

List of schools, colleges and universities[edit]

  1. Feni University ( Private)
  1. Institute of Computer Science & Technology, Sadar Hospital Road, Feni, Bangladesh
  1. Noth Alipur School & College
  2. Feni Government Colleges
  3. Charshaha Bhikari High School
  4. Feni Alia Madrasha
  5. Darul Ulom Al Hosainia Ulamabazar Madrasha
  6. Nurul Uloom Badadia
  7. Madrasatu Osman (R),Bhour Bazar, Sonagaji,Feni
  8. Tanjimul Ummah cadet Madrasha
  9. Nazir pur islamia Dakhil Madrasha
  10. Sofor pur islamia Dakhil Madrasha
  11. Al-Helal Academy Sonagazi
  12. Sonagaji Islamia Fazil Madrasha
  13. Kodomtola madrasha
  14. Forhad Nagar Madrasha
  15. Feni Govt. Pilot High School
  16. Feni Girls Cadet College
  17. Feni Government Girls High school
  18. Feni Government Alia Madrasha
  19. Feni Poly-technical Institute
  20. Feni Computer Institute (Govt Institute)
  21. Govt Zia Girls College
  22. Joynal Hazari College
  23. Shaheen Academy Feni
  24. Al Jameatul Falahia Madrasha
  25. Feni Central High School
  26. Feni G.A. Academy
  27. Feni Balika Bidya Niketon High School
  28. Feni Shishu Niketon
  29. Feni Shanti Niketon
  30. Goshal Hat Primary School
  31. Nurul Haque High School
  32. G. M . Hat High School
  33. Lemua High School, Lemua bazar
  34. Zoylaskara High School
  35. Iqbal Memorial College
  36. Feni Model High School
  37. Dhoon Shahadda High School
  38. Aftabibir Hat Kamil Madrasha
  39. Adarsha High School, K.M. Hat
  40. Purba ChandraPur High School
  41. Hasanpur Shah Alam Chowdhury High School & College
  42. Habibullah Khan Girls High School
  43. Khaiara High School, Feni
  44. Khandal High School,Porsuram
  45. Charipur Adarsho High School
  46. Osmania High School
  47. Bishnupur High School
  48. Sundorpur High School
  49. Chanua High School
  50. Shmsuddin Bhuiyan High School
  51. Sharishadi High School
  52. Shuvapur Islamia Senior Alim Madrasha
  53. Amirabad B.C. Laha High School and College
  54. Muhurigonj High School
  55. Langolmora Primary School
  56. Dhoon Shahadda Bright Kinder Garden
  57. Dhoon Shahadda Praimary School
  58. Atarturk Model High School
  59. Darmopur Educational Estate
  60. Dhoon Shahadda Fulkuri Kinder Garden
  61. Dandy School and College Feni
  62. Chhagalnaiya Pilot High School
  63. Izzatpur High School
  64. Bijoy Shing High School
  65. Panchgacia Girls School, Feni
  66. Mongal Kandi High School
  67. Bakter Munshi Moazzem Hossain High School
  68. Fazil pur W.B.Quedry High School.fazilpur
  69. Shib pur Bhuiyan Hat A A High School, fazilpur
  70. sonagazi Mohammed saber model pilot high school
  71. motigonj R M Hat High school
  72. Nasir Memorial College, Rampur Feni
  73. Sindur pur khaja ahmed high school
  74. Rajapur high school & college,Rajapur-Dagon Bhuiyan
  75. Fazil pur F F Jinnah High School,Fazil pur
  76. Fazil Pur Walia Islamia Kamel Madrasha,Fazil pur
  77. Feni technical school & college
  78. Ilu Kinder garten
  79. Feni Zilla School
  80. Laskar Hat S.C.Laha High School
  81. momariz pur high school
  82. Bathania Duluma Azim High School
  83. Fatehpur high school
  84. Yeakubpur Ishaquia Atim Khana Senior Madrasha

Cultural Organizations[edit]

Feni has a well history of cultural heritage,several village fairs organize in every parts of the district year round.It has following organizations:: Public library 7, Club 143, Drama stage 1, Theater group 7, Women organizations 17. Shilpakala Academy 1 and Shishu Academy 2

Main occupations[edit]

Agriculture 36.67%, agricultural laborer 11.54%, wage laborer 2.1%, commerce 12.29%, industry 1.13%, service 18.86%, transport 3.31%, construction 1.12% and others 12.98%.

Main crops[edit]

Paddy, wheat, potato, pulses, sugarcane and vegetables.

Fisheries, dairies, poultry[edit]

Dairy 76, fishery 19 and poultry 482.Among them poultry is one of the growing industry.

Communication facilities[edit]

Roads: pucca 332 km, semi pucca 131 km and mud road 2564; railways 32.5 km; waterways 47 nautical mile.

Traditional transport[edit]

Palanquin (extinct), bullock cart (nearly extinct) and boat.

Hats, bazaars and fairs Total number of hats and bazaars are 140; fairs 11.

Health Centers[edit]

District sadar hospital 1, upazila health complex 5, health and family planning center 33, TB hospital 1, diabetic hospital 1, satellite clinic 12, and mother and child welfare center in Dagonbhuiyan upozila there are many private medical hospital have located among of them Popular Hospital and Diagoanistics center which led by Ishaquia Group is the one of the best


Shahid Salam Stadium is the main sports venue in Feni. One great All-rounder named Rajesh Poddar born in Feni. It is the home ground of Bangladesh Premier League (football) team Feni Soccer Club.


  1. ^ Tipu Sultan (2012). "Feni District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 

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