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|• Divisional Commissioner||Md. Kamrul Hasan|
|• District Council Chairman||Muhammad Abdus Salam|
|• Chief Executive Officer||Khondokar Zohirul Islam|
|• Total||5,282.92 km2 (2,039.75 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+06:00 (BST)|
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Chittagong District, renamed the Chattogram District, is a district located in the south-eastern region of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Chittagong Division. The port city of Chittagong , which is the second largest city in Bangladesh, is located within this district.
Because of the natural harbour, Chittagong had been an important location for trade, drawing Arab traders as early as the 9th century CE. The region fell under the rule of kings from Arakan in the 16th and 17th centuries, but later, the Mughal Army under Shaista Khan conquered Chittagong. During the 17th century, the region also faced a lot of attacks by Portuguese pirates. The Mughals established Chittagong as a district in 1666. Chittagong is the 2nd largest district in Bangladesh by population and area. The Chittagong Hill Tracts were separated from Chittagong in 1860. In 1947, Chittagong came under Pakistan and became part a district of East Pakistan. Port of Chittagong was a big spot for exports and imports of Pakistan. After the liberation of Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar District was separated in 1984.
There are 15 upazilas and 31 thanas within Chittagong District. There are 16 Thanas for the Chattogram Metropolitan Police covered area including the Karnaphuli Upazila, 2 for Mirsharai Upazila, and 1 for each of the remaining 13 upazilas.
The upazilas are:
The thanas for the Chattogram Metropolitan Police covered area are:
The thanas for the Mirsharai Upazila are:
- Jorargonj Thana
- Mirsharai Thana
According to the 2022 Census of Bangladesh, Chittagong District had 2,143,958 households and a population of 9,169,464, 53.3% of whom lived in urban areas. The population density was 1,736 people per km2. The literacy rate (age 7 and over) was 80.9%, compared to the national average of 74.7%.
|Religion||Population (1941): 102–103||Percentage (1941)||Population (2011)||Percentage (2011)|
Chittagong is multi-religious. Muslims are in majority with 86.90%, while Hindus and Buddhists are 11.31% and 1.59% respectively. Chittagong has the largest population of Hindus of any district in Bangladesh. Most of the Buddhists are Baruas and their population is decreasing with emigration, while Muslims and Hindus are both increasing in numbers, with Hindus growing more slowly.
Chittagong District has 13,148 mosques, 1025 Hindu temples, 535 Buddhist temples and 192 churches. Fakira Mosque in Hathazari, Musa Khan Mosque, Hafez Para Jame Mosque in Putibila, LOHAGARA, Kura Katni Mosque, Hashimpur Kadam Rasool Mosque in Chandanaish, the 16th century Kala Mosques, Chhuti Khan Mosque, Kadam Mobara Mosque, Andar Killah Mosque, Bakshi Hamid Mosque of Bashkhali, and East Gomdandi Chowdhury Para Old Mosque of Boalkhali are famous mosques in Chittagong. Also Badar Awlia Dargah is a tomb in Chittagong.
The ethnic population is 32,165, consisting mainly of Tripuris and Chakmas.
- Kulgaon City Corporation College
- Gachbaria Govt. College
- Patiya Govt. College
- Chittagong Cantonment Public College
- Chittagong College
- Satbaria Oli Ahmad Bir Bikram College
- Anowara Govt. College
- Govt. Hazi Mohammad Mohsin College
- Govt. City College
- Govt. Commerce College
- Nasirabad Govt. Woman College
- Faujdarhat Cadet College
- Chittagong Polytechnic Institute
- Chittagong Mohila Polytechnic Institute
- Halishahar Cantonment Public School and College
- Chunati Government Girls College, LOHAGARA
- Chittagong University
- Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology
- BGC Trust University Bangladesh
- International Islamic University Chittagong
- East Delta University
- Premier University, Chittagong
- Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
- Chittagong Medical University
- University of Science and Technology, Chittagong
- University of Creative Technology, Chittagong
- Southern University Bangladesh
Language and culture
This article's list of residents may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (April 2023)
- Nurul Abedin
- Oli Ahmad
- Mahbubul Alam
- Mohit Ul Alam
- Ayub Bachchu
- Shyam Sundar Baishnab
- Partha Barua
- Sukomal Barua
- Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad
- Abdul Haq Choudhury
- Shantanu Biswas
- Sri Chinmoy
- Pramod Ranjan Choudhury
- Mehazabien Chowdhury
- Rony Chowdhury
- Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury
- Sarat Chandra Das
- Maitreyi Devi
- Charles John Stanley Gough
- Ehsanul Haque
- Enamul Haque
- Enamul Haque
- Chandra Kalindi Roy Henriksen
- Rabiul Hoque
- Somnath Hore
- Ashraful Hossain
- Nazmul Huq
- Tamim Iqbal
- Mamunul Islam
- Nurul Islam
- Mirza Ahmad Ispahani
- Rubayyat Jahan
- Binoy Bashi Joldas
- Abul Kashem Khan
- Akram Khan
- Allauddin Khan
- Dawlat Wazir Bahram Khan
- Morshed Khan
- Dipa Ma
- Anandamayi Ma
- Abdul Mannan
- Suddhananda Mahathero
- Nusrat Faria Mazhar
- Adolph Medlycott
- Minhajul Abedin
- A. B. M. Mohiuddin Chowdhury
- Anagarika Munindra
- Masuma Rahman Nabila
- Wasfia Nazreen
- Ayub Quadri
- Gulamur Rahman
- Minar Rahman
- Mojibur Rahman
- Mihir Rakshit
- Ramesh Shil
- Tridev Roy
- Bibi Russell
- Iftekhar Sajjad
- Blanaid Salkeld
- Anupam Sen
- Nabinchandra Sen
- Rajat Sen
- Surya Sen
- Jatindra Mohan Sengupta
- Nikhil Baran Sengupta
- Jiban Ghoshal
- Tarakeswar Dastidar
- Ahmed Sharif
- Lokman Khan Sherwani
- L. K. Siddiqi
- Shahidul Yousuf Sohel
- Jack Stephens
- Pritilata Waddedar
- Yasir Ali
- Monica Yunus
- Muhammad Yunus
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