Kaptai Upazila

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Kaptai Sub-District
Kaptai Sub-District is located in Bangladesh
Kaptai Sub-District
Kaptai Sub-District
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°30′N 92°13′E / 22.500°N 92.217°E / 22.500; 92.217Coordinates: 22°30′N 92°13′E / 22.500°N 92.217°E / 22.500; 92.217
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Rangamati District
 • Total 259 km2 (100 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 66,135
 • Density 260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+6 (BST)
Postal code 4530
Website Official Map of Kaptai
Kaptai Lake on Karnaphuli River

Kaptai (Bengali: কাপ্তাই) is an Upazila of Rangamati District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.[1]

Notable landmarks are the Karnaphuli Hydroelectric Power Station, the only Hydro-electric power plant of Bangladesh. The Kaptai Dam, built for this purpose on the Karnaphuli River, created the Kaptai Lake, the largest man-made dam in Bangladesh.


Kaptai is located at 22°30′00″N 92°13′00″E / 22.5000°N 92.2167°E / 22.5000; 92.2167 . It has 12992 households and total area 259 km².


At the 2001 Bangladesh census, Kaptai had a population of 66,135. Males constituted 55.45% of the population, and females 44.55%. The population of those aged 18 and older was 32,352. The average literacy rate was 49.9% (7+ years).[2]

Points of interest[edit]

Karnaphuli Paper Mills[edit]

It is one of the greatest paper mills in Asia. It streams alongside Karnaphuli river. The distance between Chittagong and the mill is forty eight kilometers. [3]

Kaptai National Park[edit]

It situated at Rangamati. It was established in 1999 and its area is 5,464.78 hectares(13,498.0 Acres).

  • Navy camp picnic spot
  • Joom picnic spot

Waggachara Tea Estate[edit]

It is situated on the bank of the Karnaphuli river. It takes one and half hour to reach there from the city Chittagong. [4]


Kaptai has 5 Unions/Wards, 10 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 144 villages.[5] The names of the unions given below,

  • Chandraghona
  • Chitmarang
  • Kaptai
  • Raikhali
  • Waggya [6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Atikur Rahman (2012), "Kaptai 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 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  3. ^ "Karnaphuli paper mill in Kaptai". 
  4. ^ "Kaptai tea garden". 
  5. ^ http://www.bbs.gov.bd/RptZillaProfile.aspx Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, geographic unit, 2001 census
  6. ^ "The names of the unions". 

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