Chandpur District

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Chandpur

চাঁদপুর
Location of Chandpur in Bangladesh
Location of Chandpur in Bangladesh
Country Bangladesh
DivisionChittagong Division
Area
 • Total1,704.06 km2 (657.94 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total2,210,162
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total37.8%
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+7 (BDST)
WebsiteChandpur(চাঁদপুর জেলা)

Chandpur (চাঁদপুর)is a district in east-central Bangladesh. It is at the mouth of the Meghna River. It is a part of the Chittagong Division. The town of Chandpur is at the end of a Bangladesh Railways line.

Geography[change | change source]

Chandpur district has a total area of 1704.06 square kilometres. It is bordered by Munshiganj District and Comilla District on the north, Noakhali District, Lakshmipur District and Barisal District on the south, Comilla District on the east, and Meghna River, Shariatpur District and Munshiganj District on the west.

Chandpur is where two of the biggest rivers of Bangladesh meet, the Padma River and the Meghna River.

Subdivisions[change | change source]

Chandpur has 6 municipalities, 60 wards, 195 mahallas, 7 upazilas, 1 thana, 87 union parishads and 1226 villages. The municipalities are Chandpur Sadar, Shahrasti, Matlab, Changer Char and Hajiganj. The administrative subdivisions called upazilas are:

  1. Chandpur Sadar Upazila
  2. Faridganj Upazila
  3. Haimchar Upazila
  4. Haziganj Upazila
  5. Kachua Upazila
  6. Matlab Upazila
  7. Shahrasti Upazila

Religions[change | change source]

In 1991 the religions of the people of this district were recorded as being: Muslim - 92.55%, Hindu - 7.18%, Buddhist - 0.06%, Christian - 0.07% and Others - 0.14%.[1]

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