Chandpur District

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Chandpur District
চাঁদপুর জেলা
District
Nickname(s): The Gateway Of Eastern Bengal
Location of Chandpur District in Bangladesh
Location of Chandpur District in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°12′50″N 90°38′10″E / 23.2139°N 90.6361°E / 23.2139; 90.6361Coordinates: 23°12′50″N 90°38′10″E / 23.2139°N 90.6361°E / 23.2139; 90.6361
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
Parliamentary seat 5
Area
 • Total 1,704.06 km2 (657.94 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 2,416,018
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3600

Chandpur (চাঁদপুর জেলা) is a district of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Chittagong Division.[1] It was part of greater Comilla District until 1984.[2]

Administration[edit]

In December 2011, the Bangladeshi Government appointed Lieutenant Colonel (Rtd.) Abu Osman Chowdhury, a member of the Bangladesh Awami League, as the administrator to the Chandpur District Council. Md. Ismiel Hossain, the Deputy Commissioner of the Bangladeshi Government's Cabinet Division, is responsible for Chittagong Division's Chandpur district.

The Chandpur district consists of 8 municipalities, 660 wards, 200 mahallahs (sub-divisions), 8 upazilas (administrative sub-districts), 8 thanas (administrative police districts), 88 Union Councils of Bangladesh (rural administrative districts) and 1226 villages.[citation needed] The district has five parliamentary seats.

The 8 municipalities of Chandpur district are Chandpur City, Shahrasti, Matlab, Changerchar, Haziganj, Kachua and Narayanpur. The Chandpur district's 8 upazilas are Chandpur Sadar, Faridganj, Haimchar, Haziganj, Kachua, Matlab Uttar Upazila, Matlab Dakkhin and Shahrasti.

Demographics[edit]

The population of the district as of the 2011 census was 2,416,018.[3]

See also[edit]

Districts of Bangladesh

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khan, Abul Khaer (2012). "Chandpur District". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ Musa, Muhammad. Brahmanbariar Itibrittyo, Shetu Prokashoni, Brahmanbaria,1998.
  3. ^ "Chandpur (District (Zila), Bangladesh) - Population, Map & Location". citypopulation.de.