Chakaria Upazila

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Chakaria is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 21°47.2′N 92°4.7′E / 21.7867°N 92.0783°E / 21.7867; 92.0783Coordinates: 21°47.2′N 92°4.7′E / 21.7867°N 92.0783°E / 21.7867; 92.0783
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Cox's Bazar District
 • Total 643.46 km2 (248.44 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 409,346
 • Density 636/km2 (1,650/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website bazar/Chakaria.gif Official Map of Chakaria

Chakaria (Bengali: চকোরিয়া) is an Upazila of Cox's Bazar District[1] in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Chakaria Upazila (cox's bazar district) with an area of 643.46 km2, is bounded by Lohagara, Banshkhali and Lama upazilas on the north, Cox's Bazar sadar, and ramu upazilas on the south, Lama and naikhongchhari upazilas on the east, maheshkhali and kutubdia upazila on the west. The upazila is surrounded by the matamuhuri, Bara Matamuhuri, Maheshkhali and Kutubdia Channel. The upazila more often fall victim to cyclone and tidal bore. The devastating cyclone and tidal bore of 29 April 1991 caused serious damage to the upazila with a death toll of 16705 persons.


Road through Chakoria Baniachora forest

Chakoria is located at 21°47′10″N 92°04′40″E / 21.7861°N 92.0778°E / 21.7861; 92.0778 . It has 63671 households and total area 643.46 km². Once there was a mangrove forest named Chakaria Sunderban here. But now it is no more.


According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Chakaria had a population of 409, 346. Males constituted 51.87% of the population, and females 48.13%.

Chakaria Town[edit]

Chakaria Town consists of 9 wards.5 no (khariaghona & khahariaghona) ward is a big of them and 22 mahallas with an area of 2.95 km2.The town known as " CHIRINGA " . It has a population of 50716; male 52.64%, female 47.36%. Literacy rate among town people is 34.5%. It has three dakbungalows.


Chakaria thana was constituted in 1793 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 17 union parishads, one municipality, 64 mouzas and 340 villages.

Union Parishads[edit]

  • Badarkhali Union Parishad
  • Barawtali Union Parishad
  • Bheola Manik Char Union Parishad
  • Bomobilchari Union Parishad
  • Chiringa Union Parishad
  • Dulhazara Union Parishad
  • Purba Barabheola Union Parishad
  • Fasiakhali Union Parishad
  • Harbang Union Parishad
  • Kakara Union Parishad
  • Kaiarbil Union Parishad
  • Khutakhali Union Parishad
  • Lakhyarchar Union Parishad
  • Saharbil Union Parishad
  • Paschim Bara Bheola Union Parishad
  • Demushia Union Parishad
  • Konakhali Union Parishad
  • Surajpur-Manikpur Union Parishad

Archaeological Heritage[edit]

Tomb of Shah Umar, Sat-gumbad Masjid of Fazl Quke at Manikpur (1873), Hasher Dighi, Bir Kamla Dighi,Dolhazara Safari Park,Chawarfari Mangrove Forest.

Historical Events[edit]

During the war of liberation in 1971, the Pak army killed 13 villagers by gunshot and burnt more than one hundred houses and shops in different places of the upazila.

Marks of War of Liberation[edit]

Shaheed Abdul Hamid memorial monument.

Religious Institutions[edit]

Mosque 400, temple 99, church 3, pagoda 16, mazar 6.

Old Institutions[edit]

Educational institutions in the Upazila include:[1]

  • Manikpur Burmese Government Primary School (1828),
  • Harbang Government Primary School (1884),
  • Pekua Government Primary School (1918),
  • Chakaria Government High School (1919),
  • Saharbil Anwarul Ulum Senior Madrasa (1918),
  • Illishia Jamila Begum High School (1945),
  • Quality Computer Chakaria (2000),
  • Computer Tech-IT Solution Malumghat (2016).

Newspapers and Periodicals[edit]

Weekly Chakori, fortnightly Mehdi.

Cultural Organizations Club[edit]

52, literary organisation 3, women's organisation 22, theatre party 2, playground 50.

Main Exports[edit]

Shrimp, salt, tobacco, ground nut, mustard seed, flour, water melon, timber.coastal Fish.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Zakerullah Chakori (2012), "Chakaria Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 

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