List of districts of Bangladesh

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The 8 divisions of Bangladesh are divided into 64 districts or zila (Bengali: জেলা).[1] The districts are further subdivided into 491 sub-districts or upazila (উপজেলা).

Each district is run by a Deputy Commissioner (popularly abbreviated to "DC") who is appointed by the government from a Deputy secretary of B.C.S. Administration Cadre.

According to Area - The largest district of Bangladesh is Rangamati District and smallest district of Bangladesh is Meherpur District.

List of districts[edit]

District Bengali Division Population (thousands)[2] Area (km2)[2]
Barguna District বরগুনা Barisal 928 1939.39
Barisal District বরিশাল Barisal 2415 2791
Bhola District ভোলা Barisal 1846 3403.48
Jhalokati District ঝালকাঠি Barisal 710 735.09
Patuakhali District পটুয়াখালী Barisal 1596 3220.15
Pirojpur District পিরোজপুর Barisal 1277 1277.80
Bandarban District বান্দরবান Chittagong 405 4479
Brahmanbaria District ব্রাহ্মণবাড়িয়া Chittagong 2954 1927
Chandpur District চাঁদপুর Chittagong 2514 1704
Chittagong District চট্টগ্রাম Chittagong 7913 5283
Comilla District কুমিল্লা Chittagong 6003 3085
Cox's Bazar District কক্সবাজার Chittagong 2382 2492
Feni District ফেনী Chittagong 1496 928
Khagrachhari District খাগড়াছড়ি Chittagong 639 2700
Lakshmipur District লক্ষ্মীপুর Chittagong 1798 1456
Noakhali District নোয়াখালী Chittagong 3232 2202
Rangamati District রাঙ্গামাটি Chittagong 620 6116.13
Dhaka District ঢাকা Dhaka 12518 1464
Faridpur District ফরিদপুর Dhaka 1989 2073
Gazipur District গাজীপুর Dhaka 3548 1800
Gopalganj District গোপালগঞ্জ Dhaka 1218 1490
Kishoreganj District কিশোরগঞ্জ Dhaka 3029 2689
Madaripur District মাদারীপুর Dhaka 1212 1145
Manikganj District মানিকগঞ্জ Dhaka 1447 1379
Munshiganj District মুন্সীগঞ্জ Dhaka 1503 955
Narayanganj District নারায়ণগঞ্জ Dhaka 3074 683.04
Narsingdi District নরসিংদী Dhaka 2315 1141
Rajbari District রাজবাড়ী Dhaka 1091 1119
Shariatpur District শরীয়তপুর Dhaka 1202 1182
Tangail District টাঙ্গাইল Dhaka 3750 3414
Bagerhat District বাগেরহাট Khulna 1461 3959
Chuadanga District চুয়াডাঙ্গা Khulna 1123 1177
Jessore District যশোর Khulna 2742 2567
Jhenaidah District ঝিনাইদহ Khulna 1756 1961
Khulna District খুলনা Khulna 2294 4394
Kushtia District কুষ্টিয়া Khulna 1933 1601
Magura District মাগুরা Khulna 913 1049
Meherpur District মেহেরপুর Khulna 652 716.08
Narail District নড়াইল Khulna 715 990
Satkhira District সাতক্ষিরা Khulna 1973 3858
Jamalpur District জামালপুর Mymensingh 2265 2032
Mymensingh District ময়মনসিংহ Mymensingh 5042 4363
Netrokona District নেত্রকোনা Mymensingh 2207 2810
Sherpur District শেরপুর Mymensingh 1334 1364
Bogra District বগুড়া Rajshahi 3370 2919
Joypurhat District জয়পুরহাট Rajshahi 909 965.44
Naogaon District নওগাঁ Rajshahi 2576 3435.67
Natore District নাটোর Rajshahi 1696 1896.05
Chapai Nawabganj District চাঁপাই নবাবগঞ্জ Rajshahi 1647 1702.56
Pabna District পাবনা Rajshahi 2497 2372
Rajshahi District রাজশাহী Rajshahi 2573 2407.01
Sirajganj District সিরাজগঞ্জ Rajshahi 3072 2497.92
Dinajpur District দিনাজপুর Rangpur 2980 3438
Gaibandha District গাইবান্ধা Rangpur 2349 2179
Kurigram District কুড়িগ্রাম Rangpur 2050 2296
Lalmonirhat District লালমনিরহাট Rangpur 1249 1241
Nilphamari District নীলফামারী Rangpur 1820 1580
Panchagarh District পঞ্চগড় Rangpur 981 1405
Rangpur District রংপুর Rangpur 2866 2368
Thakurgaon District ঠাকুরগাঁও Rangpur 1380 1810
Habiganj District হবিগঞ্জ Sylhet 2059 2637
Moulvibazar District মৌলভীবাজার Sylhet 1902 2799
Sunamganj District সুনামগঞ্জ Sylhet 2443 3670
Sylhet District সিলেট Sylhet 5316 3452

English spelling change[edit]

In April 2018, the government changed the English spelling of five districts to avoid inconsistencies in the Bangla and English spellings. The spellings have been changed from Bogra to Bogura, Barisal to Barishal, Jessore to Jashore, Chittagong to Chattogram and Comilla to Cumilla.[3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "বাংলাদেশ জাতীয় তথ্য বাতায়ন - গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার". bangladesh.gov.bd.
  2. ^ a b "2011 Population & Housing Census: Preliminary Results" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  3. ^ "English spelling of five districts changed" (3 April 2018). The Independent. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh changes English spellings of five districts" (2 April 2018). BD News 24. Retrieved 20 November 2018.