Chittagong District

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Chittagong
District
Skyline of Chittagong City
Location of Chittagong in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°20′15″N 91°50′20″E / 22.3375°N 91.8389°E / 22.3375; 91.8389Coordinates: 22°20′15″N 91°50′20″E / 22.3375°N 91.8389°E / 22.3375; 91.8389
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
Area
 • Total 5,282.98 km2 (2,039.77 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,509,000
 • Rank 2
 • Density 1,421.36/km2 (3,681.30/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 43.2%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
 • Summer (DST) BDST (UTC+7)

Chittagong District (Urdu: ضلع چتتگونگ) is a district in the south-eastern region of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Chittagong Division. The port city of Chittagong, the second largest city in Bangladesh, is in this district.

History[change | edit source]

Because of its harbour, Chittagong had been an important place for trade, bringing Arab traders as early as the 9th century CE. The region fell under the rule of kings from Arakan in the 16th and 17th centuries, but later, the Mughal army under Islam Khan conquered Chittagong. During the 17th century, the region also faced a lot of attacks by Portuguese pirates. The Mughals established Chittagong as a district in 1666. The Chittagong Hill Tracts were separated from Chittagong in 1860. Cox's Bazar was separated into a district in 1984.[1]

People[change | edit source]

According to the 1991 census, the religion of the people are: Religious composition (1991): Muslim - 83.92%, Hindu - 13.76%; Buddhist - 2.01%, Christian - 0.11% and Others - 0.2%.[2]

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