Chittagong

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Chittagong
চট্টগ্রাম
Chottogram
City
Skyline of Chittagong
Nickname(s): The Queen of Eastern Bengal, Commercial Capital of Bangladesh
Chittagong is located in Bangladesh
Chittagong
Location of Chittagong in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°22′N 91°48′E / 22.367°N 91.8°E / 22.367; 91.8Coordinates: 22°22′N 91°48′E / 22.367°N 91.8°E / 22.367; 91.8
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Chittagong District
Establishment 1340[2]
Granted city status 1863[3]
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Body Chittagong City Corporation
 • City Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin
Area[4]
 • City 168.07 km2 (64.89 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • City 2,581,643[1]
 • 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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