Divisions of Bangladesh

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Divisions of Bangladesh

Bangladesh consists of a number of administrative areas called divisions (bibhag), each named after its respective capital.

Each division is further split into districts (zila) which are then further sub-divided into Upazilas.

History[change | change source]

Divisions of Bangladesh 1971-1993

Following the Independence of Bangladesh of Bangladesh in 1971, the country inherited the four divisions of former East Pakistan

See also: Divisions of Pakistan:
  • Chittagong (চট্টগ্রাম Chôţţogram)
  • Dacca (ঢাকা Đhaka)
  • Khulna (খুলনা Khulna)
  • Rajshahi (রাজশাহী Rajshahi)

In 1983, the English spelling of the Dacca division (along with the name of the capital city) was changed to Dhaka to more closely match the Bangla pronunciation.

In 1993, Barisal division was split off from Khulna and again in 1998, Sylhet division was split off from Chittagong giving rise to the 6 divisions in existence today.