Brahmanbaria District

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Brahmanbaria
ব্রাহ্মণবাড়িয়া
District
Nickname(s): B-Baria, City of Brahmins
Motto: "We shall rule Bengal"
Location of Brahmanbaria in Bangladesh
Location of Brahmanbaria in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°59′N 91°07′E / 23.983°N 91.117°E / 23.983; 91.117Coordinates: 23°59′N 91°07′E / 23.983°N 91.117°E / 23.983; 91.117
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
Capital Brahmanbaria
Area
 • Total 1,927.11 km2 (744.06 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)<refname=district-stats />
 • Total 2,840,498
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Beebarian, Brahmin
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3400
Website www.brahmanbaria.gov.bd

Brahmanbaria (Bengali: ব্রাহ্মণবাড়িয়া Bramhonbaŗia) is a district in east-central Bangladesh.

Administration and demographics

Brahmanbaria District, which was included in Comilla district (formerly Tipera district) was established in 1984. The district has 4 municipalities, 39 wards, 97 mahallas, 9 upazilas, 98 union parishads, 1081 mouzas and 1329 villages.

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Brahmanbaria District had 538,937 households and a population of 2,840,498.[1]

Education

Brahmanbaria is part of Comilla Board of Education. Brahmanbaria District has 41 colleges, 4 Universities, 3 Engineering Institutes and 4 Medical colleges.

Subdivisions

Brahmanbaria district is divided into nine Subdivisions (previously known as Thanas or only one Towns) as below:

Parliament constituencies

There are six Jatiyo Shangshad constituencies in Brahmanbaria district. These constituencies and the current Members of Parliament are:[2]

  • National seat no 243 Brahmanbaria 1 (Current MP Mohammad Sayedul Haq,Minister of Fisheries)
  • National seat no 244 Brahmanbaria 2 (Current MP Ziaul Haque Mridha)
  • National seat no 245 Brahmanbaria 3 (Current MP R.A.M. Obaydul Muktadir Chowdhury)
  • National seat no 246 Brahmanbaria 4 (Current MP, advocate Anisul Haq, Minister of Law)
  • National seat no 247 Brahmanbaria 5 (Current MP, Fayzur Rahman)
  • National seat no 248 Brahmanbaria 6 (Current MP A B Tajul Islam)

Economy

Brahmanbaria is one of the fastest growing districts in the country. The capital city of Brahmanbaria District is booming by new population of the southern Bangladesh. This city has the largest railway junction in the country which is Akhaura.[3]

Geography

Brahmanbaria District is mostly farmland. But within the district many cities can be found. The capital and largest city is Brahmanbaria. Akhaura and Ashuganj ranks also in top three. Prime minister of Bangladesh gave permission to use Ashuganj Port.[4] In addition, Akhaura Station will be connected to Agartala.[5]

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