Chhatak Upazila

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Chhatak
ছাতক
Nickname(s): Suza
Location of Chhatak  ছাতক
Division Sylhet Division
District Sunamganj District
Government
 • MP (Sunamganj-5) Muhibur Rahman Manik (Awami League)
Area
 • Total 434.76 km2 (167.86 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 273,153
 • Density 628/km2 (1,630/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3080-93

Chhatak (Bengali: ছাতক) is an Upazila of Sunamganj District in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Surma River at Chhatak
Piyain River at Chhatak

Chhatak is located at 25°02′30″N 91°40′30″E / 25.0417°N 91.6750°E / 25.0417; 91.6750. It has 43,727 households and total area 434.76 km².

Demographics[edit]

A the 1991 Bangladesh census, Chhatak had a population of 273,153. Males constituted 51.05% of the population and females 48.95%. Its adult (18+) population was 135,445. Chhatak had an average literacy rate of 24.5% (7+ years) compared with the national average of 32.4%.[2] Religious affiliation was: Muslim 83.08%, Hindu 16.75%, Buddhist, Christian and others 0.17%.

Administration[edit]

Chhatak has 13 Unions/Wards, 316 Mauzas/Mahallas and 530 villages.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ashfaq Hossain (2012), "Chhatak 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.