Brahmanbaria District

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Brahmanbaria

ব্রাহ্মণবাড়িয়া
Location of Brahmanbaria in Bangladesh
Location of Brahmanbaria in Bangladesh
Country Bangladesh
DivisionChittagong Division
Government
Area
 • Total1,927.11 km2 (744.06 sq mi)
 Bhadughar Meela = Bhadughar Boishahi Meela (14th Boishah)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total2,365,880
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total26.6%
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+7 (BDST)
Postal code
3400
Websitehttp://www.dcbrahmanbaria.gov.bd/

Brahmanbaria (Bengali: ব্রাহ্মণবাড়িয়া Bramhonbaŗia) is a district in east-central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Chittagong Division. It was part of greater Comilla District until 1984. Before 1830 the Sarail Pargana was a part of Mymensingh district. The district has 4 municipalities, 39 wards, 97 mahallas, 7 upazilas, 98 union parishads, 1052 mouzas and 1329 villages.

Geography[change | change source]

Brahmanbaria District is located at the east-central region of Bangladesh. It has a total area of 1927.11 km². Brahmanbaria is bordered by Kishoreganj District and Habiganj District on the north, Comilla District on the south, Habiganj District and Tripura State, India on the east and Meghna River, Kishoreganj District, Narsingdi District and Narayanganj District on the west.

The district is mainly by low-lying land with small hills.