|• Total||316.47 km2 (122.19 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
|Website||Official Map of Patiya|
During the British rule, a police station(thana) was established in Patiya in 1845. It was upgraded to an upazila in 1984. The region saw revolutionary activities in the 1930s, when revolutionaries from Jugantar and the fugitives of the Chittagong armoury raid fought with British police. During the Bangladesh Liberation War, the area sustained heavy bombings from Pakistan Air Force. The Pakistani occupation army massacred more than 300 Hindus in Muzaffarabad village on May 3, 1971 in collaboration with the Razakars.
Patiya is located at. It has 70,218 households and a total area of 316.47 km².
"Budbudir Chora" is one of them having enormous green forest and wild life. Every year local tourists go there for its green forest, small canals and animals like dear, birds and butterflies.
According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Patiya had a population of 398,836. Males constituted 52.1% of the population, and females 47.9%. The population aged 18 or over was 197,399. Patiya had an average literacy rate of 44.3% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.
Patiya has 22 Unions/ Wards, 136 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 124 villages. The township of Patiya has an area of 9.96 km². It is divided into 9 wards and 9 mahallas.
Chairman:Professor Mozaffar Ahmed from BNP,
Vice Chairman: Syed yar Mohammad Peyaru,
Woman Vice Chairman:Afroza Begum from BNP
Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO): Abdullah Al Mamun "Patiya Municipal Mayor": Professor Md.Harunur Rashid "
According to Banglapedia, Abdur Rahman Government Girls' High School, founded in 1957, Abdus Sobhan Rahat Ali High School (1914), Chakrashala Krishi High School (1857), Muzaffarabad N. J. High School (1929), and Patiya Model High School (1845) Chittagong Ideal High School(2001), are notable secondary schools.
- Purnendu Dastidar, revolutionary politician and writer, was born in Dhalghat village in 1909.
- Maniruzzaman Islamabadi, Islamic philosopher and journalist, was from Barama village.
- Pritilata Waddedar, revolutionary nationalist, was born at Dhalghat village in 1911.
- Ayub Bachchu, a Bangladeshi musician.
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- "Pritilata's birth anniversary observed at CU". New Age. 2012. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013.
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