Chittagong

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Chittagong

চট্টগ্রাম

Chottogram
Skyline of Chittagong
Nickname(s): 
The Queen of Eastern Bengal, Commercial Capital of Bangladesh
Country Bangladesh
DivisionChittagong Division
DistrictChittagong District
Establishment1340[1]
Granted city status1863[2]
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[4]
 • 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 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.