Chittagong

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Chittagong
চট্টগ্রাম
Chottogram
City
Skyline of Chittagong
Nickname(s): The Queen of Eastern Bengal, Commercial Capital of Bangladesh
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Chittagong District
Establishment 1340[1]
Granted city status 1863[2]
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Body Chittagong City Corporation
 • City Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin
Area[3]
 • City 168.07 km2 (64.89 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • City 2,581,643[4]
 • Metro 4,009,423
 • Demonym Chittagongians
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 4000
Calling code 31
Website Chittagong City Corporation

Chittagong is a city in southeast Bangladesh near the Karnaphuli River. The city is the capital of the Chittagong district and division. The city alone has around 5.5 million people. It is one of the quickest growing cities in the world.

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  1. List of cities and towns in Bangladesh, Retrieved 29 December 2009
  2. "History of Chittagong City Corporation". Chittagong City Corporation. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  3. "Area, Population and Literacy Rate by Paurashava –2001" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-10. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  4. "Population & Housing Census-2011" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. p. 39. Retrieved 15 December 2015.