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]

Chandpur is the first district in Bangladesh to implement the District Branding initiative. Chandpur is now known as "ইলিশের বাড়ি চাঁদপুর "-"City of Hilsha". Its logo is designed by internationally recognized famous artist from Chandpur, Mr. Hashem Khan.

Demographics[edit]

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

Administrative subdivisions[edit]

Upazilas[edit]

Chandpur District is divided into the following sub-districts (upazilas):[1]

  1. Chandpur Sadar Upazila
  2. Faridganj Upazila
  3. Haimchar Upazila
  4. Hajiganj Upazila
  5. Kachua Upazila
  6. Matlab Dakshin Upazila
  7. Matlab Uttar Upazila
  8. Shahrasti Upazila

Villages[edit]

There are a number of villages in Chandpur district, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.