Chandanaish Upazila

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Chandanaish
চন্দনাইশ
Upazila
Chandanaish is located in Bangladesh
Chandanaish
Chandanaish
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°12.7′N 92°2.5′E / 22.2117°N 92.0417°E / 22.2117; 92.0417Coordinates: 22°12.7′N 92°2.5′E / 22.2117°N 92.0417°E / 22.2117; 92.0417
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Chittagong District
Government
Area
 • Total 201.99 km2 (77.99 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 172,843
 • Density 856/km2 (2,220/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Chandanaish

Chandanaish (Bengali: চন্দনাইশ) is an Upazila of Chittagong District[1] in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Chandanaish is located at 22°12′40″N 92°02′30″E / 22.2111°N 92.0417°E / 22.2111; 92.0417 . It has 30,189 households and a total area of 201.99 km².

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Chandanaish had a population of 172,843. Males constituted 51.27% of the population, and females 48.73%. The population aged 18 or over was 81,653. Chandanaish had an average literacy rate of 33.9% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%.[2]

Administration[edit]

There are 09 Unions and 02 Municipalities.

Municipalities are:

  • Chandanaish
  • Dohajari (Newly declared and yet to be functional)

The Unions are:

  • Barkal
  • Barama
  • Boiltali
  • Dohajari
  • Dopachori
  • Joara
  • Kanchanabad
  • Hasimpur
  • Satbaria

Education[edit]

UNIVERSITY, MEDICAL COLLEGE & COLLEGE

  • BGC Trust (School, College, University & Medical)
  • Gachhbaria Govt. College,
  • Barama Degree College,
  • Amanatsafa Badrunnesa Mohila College,
  • Satbaria Oli Ahmad Bir Bikrom College,

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Gachhbaria Nittananda Gaurichandra High School,
  • Satbaria High School,
  • Bailtali High School,
  • Jafarabad High School,
  • Barama Trahi Menaka High School (1925),
  • Joara B. Chowdhury High School,
  • Barkal SZ High School,
  • Shuchia High School,
  • Kanchannagar High School,
  • Kashem Mahbub High School (কাশেম মাহবুব উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়),
  • Jamijuri Boy's school,
  • Hashimpur M.A.K.U High School,

MADRASA

  • Abu Mariam Mahila Madrasa,
  • Jafarabad Fazil Madrasa,
  • Joara Islamia Fazil Madrasa,
  • Hasimpur Mokboliya Fazil Madrasha,

OTHERS

  • Jamalur Rahman Khan Science-Technology School & College (Jamijuri Technical School and College),
  • Alhaz Nurul Islam Pre-cadet School,

History[edit]

Chandanaish is one of the first inhabitant of the early settlers of Chittagong. Muslim traders and preachers from the then Islamic worlds had been settling in Chittagong due to the close proximity of Chandanaish from the river Karnaphuly. However, the Muslim settlement was permanently established when the medieval Islamic invasion occurred in Chittagong.

Chandanaish was previously part of Patiya upazila. In 1976, Chandanaish was separated from Patiya and established as Chandanaish thana and in 1983 it became an upazila.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaker, SM Abu (2012). "Chandanaish Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.