Badarkhali Union

union council of Chakaria Upazila in Cox's Bazar District

Badarkhali is a city in southeastern Bangladesh. It is an Union Parishad. It is on the banks of the Moheshkhali Channel. it has a population of over 47,000. It is located 120 kilometres (75 mi) south of Chittagong and in Cox's Bazar District. The modern Badarkhali derives its name from Badar Shah. In 1340 Badar Shah and the twelve Awlias, along with the Sufi general Syed Nasiruddin defeated King Achak Narayan of Tungachal and established Muslim rule there.[2]

Bengali: বদরখালী
Coordinates: 22°22′N 91°48′E / 22.367°N 91.800°E / 22.367; 91.800
Country Bangladesh
DivisionChittagong Division
DistrictCox's Bazar District
UpazilaChakaria Upazila
 • Badarkhali UP ChairmanNur Husayn Arif
 • Badarkhali Samabaya Krishi and Upanibesh Samity SecretaryNurul amin jhony
 • Total22 km2 (8 sq mi)
 • Total47,200[1]
Postal code
Calling code0341

Geography and climate change

Badarkhali is located at 21.7193635 °N, 91.9499643 °E. It has 5,000 household units and total area about 9 square kilometers. The main river flowing on Badarkhali is Moheshkhali channel.

It is surrounded by Dorbeshkhata on the north, and Moheshkhali Channel on the south, east and west.

Economy change

Badarakhali Union's economy depends mainly on agriculture and fisheries.

Local administration change

A view of Badarkhali in 2023

Badarkhali Union Parisad consists of a chairman and twelve members, including three seats reserved exclusively for women. Union Parishads are formed under the Local Government (Union Parishads) Act, 2009.[3] The boundary of each Union is demarcated by the Deputy Commissioner of Cox's Bazar District. Union Council is the body primarily responsible for agricultural, industrial and community development within the local limits of the union.

References change

  1. "Population by wards". Badarkhali UP. Retrieved 10 June 2019.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Badarkhali UP". Retrieved 2 December 2023.[permanent dead link]
  3. "Local Government (Union Parishads) Act, 2009 (in Bangla)". Bangladesh Code. Ministry of Law, Government of Bangladesh.