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Map of Chittagong Division
|• Total||33,771.18 km2 (13,039.13 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
|ISO 3166 code||BD-B|
Chittagong Division (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম) is geographically the largest of the seven administrative divisions of Bangladesh. It covers the south-easternmost areas of the country, with a total area of 33,771.18 km2 (13,039.13 sq mi) and a population at the 2011 census of 28,423,019.
The precursor to the modern-day division was an administrative unit of British India. The Chittagong Division of the Bengal Presidency, with its capital in the port city of Chittagong, comprised the present-day districts of southeastern Bangladesh and the princely state of Hill Tippera.
Chittagong division is subdivided into eleven districts (zilas) and thence into 99 sub-districts (upazilas). The first six districts listed below comprise the north-western portion (37.6%) of the division, while the remaining five comprise the south-eastern portion (62.4%), the two portions being separated by the lower (or Bangladeshi) stretch of the Feni River; the upland districts of Khagrachhari, Rangamati and Bandarban together comprise that area previously known as the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Before 1995, the six districts of Sylhet Division were also a part of Chittagong Division.
|Cox's Bazar District||Cox's Bazar||2,491.85||1,419,260||1,773,709||2,289,990|
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Census figures for 1991, 2001 and 2011 are from Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Population Census Wing. The 2011 Census figures are based on preliminary results.
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