Chittagong Division

division of Bangladesh

Chattogram Division is one of the eight administrative divisions of Bangladesh. It covers the most southern areas of the country and is also the second largest one.

Chittagong Division
চট্টগ্রাম বিভাগ
Map of Chittagong Division
Map of Chittagong Division
Coordinates: 22°55′N 91°30′E / 22.917°N 91.500°E / 22.917; 91.500
 • Total33,771.18 km2 (13,039.13 sq mi)
 (2011 census)
 • Total28,079,000
 • Density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)

History change

Pakistani rule change

In 1947 the area was continued as a Division, as one of four divisions of East Bengal. The upland districts of Khagrachhari, Rangamati and Bandarban together comprise an area known as the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Before 1995, the four districts of Sylhet Division were also a part of Chittagong Division.

Overview change

Area 33,771 km²
Main City Chittagong
Population 23,999,345
Literacy rate 32.08%