Cantonment Thana

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Not to be confused with Dhaka cantonment, one of several military establishments in Dhaka, headquarters of the Bangladesh Armed Forces.
Cantonment is located in Dhaka
Location in Dhaka
Coordinates: 23°49.3′N 90°24.5′E / 23.8217°N 90.4083°E / 23.8217; 90.4083Coordinates: 23°49.3′N 90°24.5′E / 23.8217°N 90.4083°E / 23.8217; 90.4083
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Dhaka District
 • Total 14.47 km2 (5.59 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 23 m (75 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 117,464
 • Density 3,923/km2 (10,160/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)

Cantonmen Thanat (Bengali: ক্যান্টনমেন্ট) is a Thana of Dhaka district in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It includes the Army Headquarters,[citation needed] Naval Headquarters and the Air Force Headquarters. Cantonment Thana was formed in 1976.[2]


Cantonment is located at 23°49′20″N 90°24′30″E / 23.8222°N 90.4083°E / 23.8222; 90.4083. It has 36540 units of household[citation needed] and total area 14.47 km².[2]


At the 1991 Bangladesh census, Cantonment had a population of 117,464, of whom 109,817 were aged 18 or older.[3] Males constituted 55.53% of the population, and females 44.47%. Cantonment had an average literacy rate of 68% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.[4]

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  1. ^ "Geographic coordinates of Dhaka, Bangladesh". DATEANDTIME.INFO. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Ahmed, Syed Shabbir (2012). "Cantonment Thana". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  3. ^ "Bangladesh – Dhaka Statistical Metropolitan Area". Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2006.