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List of cities and towns in Bangladesh

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According to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, The administrative populated areas which have population of 100,000 or more than that can be defined as a city in Bangladesh. The administrative populated areas which have population less than 100,000 are classified as towns.[1] The following is a list of cities and towns in Bangladesh.

Large cities governed by City Corporations

Major cities of Bangladesh are governed by City Corporations.

Cities governed by Pourashavas

These are other cities of Bangladesh which are governed by pourashavas or Municipal Corporations .

Bogra City
Tangail City
Rank City Area(km2) Population(2011) District Division
1. Bogra 26.86 266,930 Bogra Rajshahi Division
2. Mymensingh 31.60 258,040 Mymensingh Mymensingh Division
3. Jessore 14.72 201,796 Jessore Khulna Division
4. Dinajpur 22.00 186,727 Dinajpur Rangpur Division
5. Nawabganj 24.60 180,731 Chapai Nawabganj Rajshahi Division
6. Brahmanbaria 77.20 172,017 Brahmanbaria Chittagong Division
7. Tangail 29.04 167,412 Tangail Dhaka Division
8. Feni 27.20 156,971 Feni Chittagong Division
9. Sirajganj 28.49 156,080 Sirajganj Rajshahi Division
10. Pabna 144,442 Pabna Rajshahi Division
11. Jamalpur 53.28 142,764 Jamalpur Mymensingh Division
12. Faridpur 17.38 121,632 Faridpur Dhaka Division
13. Cox's Bazar 32.90 120,480 Cox's Bazar Chittagong Division
14. Noakhali 107,654 Noakhali Chittagong Division
15. Kushtia 27.75 102,988 Kushtia Khulna Division


Towns governed by Pourashavas

These are the towns of Bangladesh which are governed by pourashavas or Municipal Corporations.

Division Number Towns
Barisal Division 11
Chittagong Division 24
Dhaka Division 22
Khulna Division 7
Mymensingh Division 9
Rajshahi Division 14
Rangpur Division 7
Sylhet Division 8


Dhaka is by far the largest urban area as well as the largest metropolitan area in Bangladesh. Chittagong is the second largest city and urban area in Bangladesh as well as second largest metropolitan in Bangladesh while Rajshahi is the third largest metropolitan in Bangladesh. Other major cities with a population of more than 300,000 include Mymensingh, Narayanganj, Sylhet, Khulna,Rangpur,Bogra, Barisal and Comilla. The following table shows the largest populated area within a local government area.

See also


  1. ^ "Population Census 2011: National Volume-3: Urban Area Report" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. p. 8. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
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  3. ^ "National Volume-3: Urban Area Report" (PDF). Population and Housing Census 2011. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. August 2014. pp. 23–24. 
  4. ^ Subsequent to the 2011 census, the boundaries of Dhaka were significantly expanded: Partha Pratim Bhattacharjee; Mahbubur Rahman Khan (7 May 2016). "Govt to double size of Dhaka city area". The Daily Star.  and "Dhaka City expands by more than double after inclusion of 16 union councils". 9 May 2016.  Population has not been recalculated.
  5. ^ Subsequent to the 2011 census, Comilla became a city corporation combining two pourashavas: "Welcome to Comilla City Corporation". Comilla City Corporation.  Population has been recalculated accordingly.

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