Dhaka Division

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Dhaka Division
ঢাকা বিভাগ
Division of Bangladesh
Official seal of Dhaka Division
Seal
Dhaka in Bangladesh.svg
Coordinates: 24°10′N 90°25′E / 24.167°N 90.417°E / 24.167; 90.417Coordinates: 24°10′N 90°25′E / 24.167°N 90.417°E / 24.167; 90.417
Country  Bangladesh
Capital Dhaka
Area
 • Total 20,593.74 km2 (7,951.29 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 36,054,418
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
ISO 3166 code BD-C
Website dhakadiv.gov.bd

Dhaka Division (Bengali: ঢাকা বিভাগ, Ḑhaka Bibhag) is an administrative division within Bangladesh.[1] The capital and largest city is Dhaka. The division covers an area of 20,593.74 km²,[1] and has a population of 36,054,418 at the 2011 Census.

Dhaka Division is bounded by Mymensingh Division to the north, Barisal Division to the south, Chittagong Division on the south-east, Sylhet Division to the east, Rangpur Division to the north-west, and Rajshahi and Khulna Divisions to the west.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Dhaka Division, formerly Dacca Division of East Pakistan province, consists of two city corporations, 13 districts, 93 upazilas and 1,239 union parishads.

Name Capital Area (km²) Population
1991 Census
Population
2001 Census
Population
2011 Census
Dhaka District Dhaka 1,463.60 5,839,642 8,511,228 12,043,977
Faridpur District Faridpur 2,052.68 1,505,686 1,756,470 1,912,969
Gazipur District Gazipur 1,806.36 1,621,562 2,031,891 3,403,912
Gopalganj District Gopalganj 1,468.74 1,060,791 1,165,273 1,172,415
Kishoreganj District Kishoreganj 2,688.59 2,306,087 2,594,954 2,911,907
Madaripur District Madaripur 1,125.69 1,069,176 1,146,349 1,165,952
Manikganj District Manikganj 1,383.66 1,175,909 1,285,080 1,392,867
Munshiganj District Munshiganj 1,004.29 1,188,387 1,293,972 1,445,660
Narayanganj District Narayanganj 684.37 1,754,804 2,173,948 2,948,217
Narsingdi District Narsingdi 1,150.14 1,652,123 1,895,984 2,224,944
Rajbari District Rajbari 1,092.28 835,173 951,906 1,049,778
Shariatpur District Shariatpur 1,174.05 953,021 1,082,300 1,155,824
Tangail District Tangail 3,414.35 3,002,428 3,290,696 3,605,083
Total Division Dhaka 31,177.74 32,665,975 39,044,716 47,424,418

Sources[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sajahan Miah (2012). "Dhaka Division". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.