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Central business district
Top view of Agrabad Commercial Area
Top view of Agrabad Commercial Area
Location map of Agrabad
Location map of Agrabad
Coordinates: 22°19′28″N 91°48′42″E / 22.32444°N 91.81167°E / 22.32444; 91.81167Coordinates: 22°19′28″N 91°48′42″E / 22.32444°N 91.81167°E / 22.32444; 91.81167
Country Bangladesh
District Chittagong
Thana Double Mooring
Settled c 1940s
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin
 • City Mayor Chittagong City Corporation
Population (Demographics of Bangladesh)
 • Estimate () other
 • Rank 100000
Demonym(s) Chittagonian
Time zone BST (UTC+06:00)
BTCL 031

Agrabad (Bengali: আগ্রাবাদ) is a downtown commercial and financial area in Chittagong, the second largest city of Bangladesh . Located close to the city's harbour, it hosts numerous Bangladeshi and international businesses, banks, financial institutions, and others commercial entity. The Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the World Trade Center and Chittagong Stock Exchange are most prominent of them. The area forms part of the Double Mooring precinct and is directly connected to the Port of Chittagong.

Badamtali, Agrabad Access Road, Sheikh Mujib Road, Sabdar Ali Road etc are some of the important commercial streets located in central Agrabad. The city's other commercial hubs Strand Road and Sadarghat are also situated nearby.


The area was originally a village which was incorporated into the city in 1947. After the end of colonial rule, the modern financial district developed during the 1950s.

Commercial activities[edit]

Sheikh Mujib Road from C&F Tower at Agrabad, aerial view

Many of Bangladesh's largest companies, as well as various multinational firms, have their headquarters or branches located in Agrabad. There are many private commercial banks including AB Bank Limited,[1] Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited,[2] BRAC Bank Limited, The City Bank Limited,[3] Dhaka Bank Limited, Dutch Bangla Bank Limited, Eastern Bank Limited, IFIC Bank Limited, Mercantile Bank Limited, Mutual Trust Bank Ltd.,[4] National Bank Limited, NCC Bank Limited, One Bank Limited, The Premier Bank Limited,[5] Prime Bank Limited, Southeast Bank Limited, Standard Bank Limited,[6] Trust Bank Limited, United Commercial Bank Ltd.,[7] Uttara Bank Limited etc.
Some Islamic commercial banks also located at Agrabad they are Islami Bank of Bangladesh Limited,[8] Export Import Bank of Bangladesh Limited,[9] Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited,[10] Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited.
Major foreign commercial banks located in Agrabad include Citibank NA, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Commercial Bank of Ceylon, State Bank of India and National Bank of Pakistan.
There are many Specialized development banks are Bangladesh Krishi Bank,[11] BASIC Bank Limited,[12]
There are also located kinds of Non-bank financial institution, Insurance company, Telecommunication company and others multinational companies are located. Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry, The World Trade Center Chittagong (WTC Chittagong) etc. commercial building located in the Agrabad Commercial Area.

Institutions and structures[edit]

Government buildings
Chittagong Government Officers Building
Bidyut Bhaban
Jamuna Bhaban
Other buildings
Government Colony
  • Chittagong Government Service (CGS) Colony
  • Bangladesh Bank Colony
  • Gazetted Officers Colony
  • Health Colony
  • Postal Officers Colony
  • P.T.&.T Colony
  • WASA Colony
Shopping Complex
Community Centre
  • Agrabad Community Center
  • Agrabad Convention Hall
  • Guljer Convention Center
Hotel & Restaurant


Ethnological Museum[edit]

Ethnological Museum

The Ethnological Museum of Chittagong ( Bengali as জাতিতত্ত্বিক জাদুঘর) located in Agrabad, established in 1965, is the only ethnological museum in the country. It offers the visitors the chance to acquaint with the lifestyles and heritage of various ethnic groups of the country. The museum authority had collected rare elements used in everyday lives of different ethnic groups, of which some had already become extinct while some were on the verge of extinction. The museum contains four galleries and a small hall. Three galleries of the museum feature diverse elements of twenty nine ethnic groups in Bangladesh, while the rest of the gallery displays the lifestyles of some ethnic groups of India, Pakistan and Australia.[19] The sculptures of the people of different ethnic communities and a piece of broken Berlin Wall attracts visitors, who can get impression of different festivals, livelihoods, and cultures of the communities from the murals set up at the hall room. These are reminiscent of the museum in the film Planet of the Apes. Around 200–300 people visit the museum every day.

Karnaphuli Shishu Park[edit]

Karnaphuli Shishu Park is a recreation park for children located in Jamburi Field near the Bangladesh Bank Colony.[20]


Government Commerce College
Agrabad Mohila College


Private medical colleges






Agrabad Access Road
Sabdar Ali Road

Transport in Agrabad is similar to that of the city, Chittagong. Several roads are present throughout the area. There are various bus transport systems and taxi services, as well as smaller 'baby' or 'CNG' taxis, which are basically tricycle-structured motor vehicles. There are also traditional manual rickshaws, which are very common.

The Agrabad Access road and Sheikh Mujib road are major arterial road, is the main way to access the area by motor vehicle and otherwales. Those are considered a very busy and populated road, and though are currently 2-lane road.

Agrabad Access Road[edit]

Agrabad Access Road is a main commercial road located at Agrabad.[26][27] It is extended to the south side, between Double Mooring Thana and Halishahar Thana. The road started from Badamtali, and crossed Bepari Para, Shantibag, and Boropool.

Sabdar Ali Road[edit]

Sabdar Ali Road is a main commercial road located at Agrabad commercial area in centrel Agradad. It is extended to the eastarn side, beside Agrabad Access Road. The road started from Badamtali and connected with Commerce College Road with surrounded to the total commercial area.


Sheikh Mujib Road[edit]

Strand Road[edit]

Sister areas[edit]

Sister areas Thana
Halishahar Halishahar

See also[edit]



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  4. ^ "Mutual Trust Bank Ltd. - Agrabad Branch , Akhtaruzzaman Centre 21-22, Chittagong | Banks | Page 81". DeshiGuide.Com. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  5. ^ "Premier Bank Limited (Agrabad Brunch) - 91, Agrabad Commercial Area, Chittagong | Banks | Page 89". DeshiGuide.Com. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  6. ^ "Standard Bank Limited - Agrabad Branch, Hossen Chamber (Ground Floor), Chittagong | Banks | Page 104". DeshiGuide.Com. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
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  10. ^ "Shahjalal Islamic Bank Limited - Agrabad Branch,104, Agrabad C/A, Chittagong, Chittagong | Banks". DeshiGuide.Com. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  11. ^ "Bangladesh Krishi Bank - Agrabad Corporate Branch, Noor Mansion (1st Floor), Chittagong | Banks | Page 30". DeshiGuide.Com. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  12. ^ "Basic Bank Limited - Pine View (Ground floor), 100, Agrabad C/A, Chittagong | Banks | Page 46". DeshiGuide.Com. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  13. ^ "Aagrabad Hotel". Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "» About Orchid Business Hotel". 
  15. ^ "Location". Land Mark Hotel. 
  16. ^ "Shangrila - 39, Agrabad C/A, Chittagong - Restaurant - Chinese Cuisine - Page 3 - DESHIGUIDE.COM". 
  17. ^ "Karahi Restaurant - 69, Agrabad, Chittagong - Restaurant - Indian Cuisine - Page 2 - DESHIGUIDE.COM". 
  18. ^ "Silverspoon - Home". Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  19. ^ "Chittagong Ethnological Museum". Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  20. ^ "Karnaphuli Shishu Park in Chittagong, Bangladesh". Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  21. ^ sMs Software (BD), Int. "Mohila College Chattagram :: Home ::". Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  22. ^ "Commerce College". Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  25. ^ "Welcome to Bangladesh Bank Colony High School". 
  26. ^ "Agrabad Access Road". Wikimapia. Retrieved May 23, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Agrabad Access Road". Retrieved May 23, 2016. 

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