Kaptai Upazila

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Kaptai
কাপ্তাই
Upazila
Kaptai is located in Bangladesh
Kaptai
Kaptai
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°30′N 92°13′E / 22.500°N 92.217°E / 22.500; 92.217Coordinates: 22°30′N 92°13′E / 22.500°N 92.217°E / 22.500; 92.217
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Rangamati District
Area
 • Total 259 km2 (100 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 66,135
 • Density 255/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Kaptai
Kaptai Lake on Karnaphuli River

Kaptai (Bengali: কাপ্তাই) is an Upazila of Rangamati District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Notable landmarks are the Karnaphuli Hydroelectric Power Station, the only Hydro-electric power plant of Bangladesh. The Kaptai Dam, built for this purpose on the Karnaphuli River, created the Kaptai Lake, the largest man-made dam in Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Kaptai is located at 22°30′00″N 92°13′00″E / 22.5000°N 92.2167°E / 22.5000; 92.2167 . It has 12992 units of house hold and total area 259 km².

Demographics[edit]

At the 2001 Bangladesh census, Kaptai had a population of 66,135. Males constituted 55.45% of the population, and females 44.55%. The population of those aged 18 and older was 32,352. The average literacy rate was 49.9% (7+ years).[1]

Administrative[edit]

Kaptai has 5 Unions/Wards, 10 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 144 villages.[2]

Tourism[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  2. ^ http://www.bbs.gov.bd/RptZillaProfile.aspx Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, geographic unit, 2001 census

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