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
ক্যান্টনমেন্ট
Thana
Cantonment is located in Dhaka
Cantonment
Cantonment
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
Area
 • 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)
Website bangladesh.gov.bd/maps/images/dhaka/CantonmentT.gif

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]

Geography[edit]

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]

Demographics[edit]

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.