Hatiya Upazila

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Hatiya
হাতিয়া
Upazila
Hatiya is located in Bangladesh
Hatiya
Hatiya
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°22′N 91°7.5′E / 22.367°N 91.1250°E / 22.367; 91.1250Coordinates: 22°22′N 91°7.5′E / 22.367°N 91.1250°E / 22.367; 91.1250
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Noakhali District
Government
 • MP Ayesha Ferdaus
Area
 • Total 2,100 km2 (800 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 452,463
 • Density 216/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+6 (BST)
Postal code 3890
Website hatia.noakhali.gov.bd(in Bengali)

Hatiya (Bengali: হাতিয়া) is an upazila, or sub district, of Noakhali District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.[1] An island with the same name is located within this upazila, as is Nijhum Dwip, another smaller island.

Geography[edit]

Hatiya Upazila is located at 22°22′00″N 91°07′30″E / 22.3667°N 91.1250°E / 22.3667; 91.1250. It has 47,970 household units and a total area of 2,100 square kilometres.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2011 Bangladesh census, Hatiya had a population of 442,463. Males constituted 51% of the population and females constituted 42%. The population over age 18 was 125,512. Hatiya had an average literacy rate of 69% (7+ years), against the national average of 72.76%.[2]

Economy[edit]

The upazila consists of 52 markets and bazaars. They include Oskhali, Afazia, Tamruddi, Chowmuhani, Sagaria, Jahajmara, Sonadia chowrasta, Char Chenga and Nalchira Bazar. Most people are employed in agriculture and fishing, and a few professions are government or non-governmental jobs. All banks are run by the government including Krishi Bank, Sonali Bank Limited, and Janata Bank Limited.

The main exports include rice, coconut, betel nut, banana, betel leaf, chili, Hilsa, and other types of fish.

Administration[edit]

Hatiya has 1 Municipality and 10 unions.

Municipality:

Unions:

There are 53 Mauzas/Mahallas and 69 villages in this upazila.

Healthcare[edit]

There is one Upazila Health Complex and 10 family planning centres. Notable NGOs operating in this area are Grameeen bank, Dwip unnoyan songstha, Brac, Proshika,Heed Bangladesh, CARE, and Caritas.

Education[edit]

Institutions of higher education include Hatiya Dwip Government College and three non-governmental colleges.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Md Tawhid Hussain Chowdhury (2012). "Hatiya 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 10 November 2006.