Feni District

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Feni
Shamshernagar
District
Nickname(s): The Southern Nucleus
Location of Feni in Bangladesh
Location of Feni in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°00′N 91°24′E / 23.000°N 91.400°E / 23.000; 91.400Coordinates: 23°00′N 91°24′E / 23.000°N 91.400°E / 23.000; 91.400
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
Formed 15 February 1984
Government
 • Mayor Haji Alauddin (Bangladesh Awami League)
Area
 • District 990.36 km2 (382.38 sq mi)
 • Metro 197.33 km2 (76.19 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • District 1,437,371
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 68%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3900
Website Official Website

Feni is a district located in the South-Eastern part of Bangladesh Administrative division of Chittagong . As of 2015, the district's estimated population stood at 1,437,371, making it the ninth-most populous district in Chittagong Division. The administrative hub of the district is in Feni Sadar, in the central section of the district. The original name of the district was Shamshernagar, which served as a sub-district under the district of Noakhali until 15 February 1984.[1] The district consists of six sub-districts: Sonagazi, Fulgazi, Parshuram, Daganbhuiyan, Chhagalnaiya and Feni Sadar. According to Bangladesh Bank, the district is ranked second in nation in terms of gross national income (GNI) and possession of wealth.

Administrative Area[edit]

Feni district has 6 upazilas, 6 thanas, 5 municipalities, 43 unions, 564 villages and 540 mouzas.[2]

Name of Upazila Area (Square k.m) Municipality Union Mouza Village Population Population density (Per Square k.m) Education Rate (%)
Feni Sadar Upazila 197.33 1 12 134 125
Daganbhuiyan Upazila 165.84 1 8 101 115
Chhagalnaiya Upazila 133.49 1 6 54 66
Sonagazi Upazila 205.07 1 9 94 95
Parshuram Upazila 97.57 1 4 81 79
Fulgazi Upazila 99.03 - 6 76 90

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sultan, Tipu (2012). "Feni District". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ "প্রশাসনিক কাঠামো". feni.gov.bd. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 

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