Chittagong

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Chittagong
চট্টগ্রাম
Chottogram
Top view of Nasirabad Zakir Hossain Road (1).jpg
Nickname(s): 
The Queen of Eastern Bengal, Commercial Capital of Bangladesh
Chittagong is located in Bangladesh
Chittagong
Chittagong
Location of Chittagong in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°22′N 91°48′E / 22.367°N 91.800°E / 22.367; 91.800Coordinates: 22°22′N 91°48′E / 22.367°N 91.800°E / 22.367; 91.800
Country Bangladesh
DivisionChittagong Division
DistrictChittagong District
Establishment1340[2]
Granted city status1863[3]
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • BodyChittagong City Corporation
 • City MayorA J M Nasir Uddin
Area
 • City168.07 km2 (64.89 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • City2,581,643[1]
 • Metro
4,009,423
 • Demonym
Chittagongians
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code
4000
Calling code31
WebsiteChittagong City Corporation

Chittagong (officially called Chattogram or Chattagram) is a city in southeast Bangladesh near the Karnaphuli River. The city is the capital of the Chittagong district and division. The city has around 5.5 million people.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population & Housing Census-2011" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. p. 39. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  2. List of cities and towns in Bangladesh, Retrieved 29 December 2009
  3. "History of Chittagong City Corporation". Chittagong City Corporation. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
  4. "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.