Patiya Upazila

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Patiya
পটিয়া
Upazila
Patiya is located in Bangladesh
Patiya
Patiya
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°18′N 91°59′E / 22.300°N 91.983°E / 22.300; 91.983Coordinates: 22°18′N 91°59′E / 22.300°N 91.983°E / 22.300; 91.983
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Chittagong District
Area
 • Total 316.47 km2 (122.19 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 398,836
 • Density 1,260/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Patiya

Patiya (Bengali: পটিয়া) is an Upazila of Chittagong District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Patiya is located at 22°18′00″N 91°59′00″E / 22.3000°N 91.9833°E / 22.3000; 91.9833 . It has 70218 units of house hold and total area 316.47 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Patiya has a population of 398836. Males constitute 52.1% of the population, and females 47.9%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 197399. Patiya has an average literacy rate of 44.3% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[1]

Administration[edit]

Chairman:MD.Idris Miah,

Vice Chairman: Timir Boron Choudhury,

Woman Vice Chairman:

Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO): Rokeya Parvin "Patiya Municipal Chairman":Harunur Rashid "Patiya Councillor":Muhammad Nazrul Islam

Administrative[edit]

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.

History[edit]

During the British rule, a police station was established in Patiya in 1845. It was upgraded to an upazila in 1984. The region saw a lot of 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 [2] The Pakistani occupation army massacred more than 300 Hindus in Muzaffarabad village on 3 May 1971 in collaboration with the Razakars.

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  2. ^ Article on Patiya Upazila, Banglapedia.