Chatkhil Upazila

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Chatkhil
চাটখিল
Upazila
Chatkhil is located in Bangladesh
Chatkhil
Chatkhil
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°3′N 90°57.5′E / 23.050°N 90.9583°E / 23.050; 90.9583Coordinates: 23°3′N 90°57.5′E / 23.050°N 90.9583°E / 23.050; 90.9583
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Noakhali District
Area
 • Total 133.89 km2 (51.70 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 233,075
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website chatkhil.noakhali.gov.bd(Bengali)

Chatkhil (Bengali: চাটখিল) is an Upazila of Noakhali District[1] in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.It is bounded by Laksham and Shahrasti Upazila on the north, Lakshmipur Sadar Upazila on the south, Begumganj Upazila on the east, and Ramgonj Upazila on the west. Chatkhil thana was formed in 1977 and was upgraded into an upazila in 1983.

Geography[edit]

Chatkhil is located at 23°03′00″N 90°57′30″E / 23.0500°N 90.9583°E / 23.0500; 90.9583. It has 46,044 household units and a total area 133.89 km2.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 Bangladesh census,Chatkhil has a population of 233,075. Males constitute 48.43% of the population, and females 51.57%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 90484. Chatkhil has an average literacy rate of 52.1% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate. Chatkhil (Town) The town is now a municipality with an area of 6.07 km2 and population 28817; male 48.45%, female 51.55%. It has 9 wards and 18 mahallas. Literacy rate among the town people is 54.8%.[2]

Administration[edit]

Chatkhil police station was established in 1977 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila has 9 unions/wards, 116 mauzas, and 136 villages. Population 1,94,185; male 48.43%, female 51.57%; Muslim 96.23%, Hindu 3.75% and others 0.02%. The hub of the upazila is Bhimmpur village which is actually holding most part of Chatkhil Bazar and all the administration office of Chatkhil upazila.

Education[edit]

  • KamalPur Mohammed Hashem High School
  • Sholla Government Primary School
  • Saptagaon Adarsha High School
  • Porokot Dasgharia union High school
  • Chatkhil Panch Gaon Government High School
  • Chatkhil Mahbub Government College
  • Chatkhil Mohila College
  • Palla Mahbub Adarsha High School
  • Badalkote High School
  • Hirapur Ideal High School
  • Hirapur Islamia Kamil Madrasha
  • Bhimpur High School
  • Chatkhil Kamil Madrasha
  • Abdul Wahab College
  • Hatpukuria High School
  • Jib Nagar High School
  • Khilpara High School
  • Molliker Dighirpar High School
  • Badalkote High School
  • Molliker Dighirpar Fazil Madrasha
  • Sadhurkhil AI Fazil Madrasha
  • Chatkhil Kamil Madrasha
  • Sompara High School
  • Proshadpur Govt. Primary School
  • Khowazer Vithee Sr. Fazil Madrasha
  • Faorah high school
  • Faorah Govt Primary school.
  • Mirjapur Muktijoddah Abdur Rahim High School
  • Madhubpur govt. primary School
  • Ramnarayan pur.High School
  • Kalyannagar govt.primary School
  • Omar Ali High School
  • Mother Shade Academy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tawheed Hossain Chowdhury (2012), "Chatkhil Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 27 March 2005. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 

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