Chittagong Division

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Chittagong Division

চট্টগ্রাম
Map of Chittagong Division
Map of Chittagong Division
Country Bangladesh
Area
 • Total33,771.18 km2 (13,039.13 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total28,079,000
 • Density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)

Chattogram Division ' (চট্টগ্রাম) is one of the six administrative divisions of Bangladesh. It covers the most southern areas of the country and is also the second largest one.

History[change | change source]

Pakistani rule[change | change source]

In 1947 the area was continued as a Division, as one of four divisions of East Bengal. The upland districts of Khagrachhari, Rangamati and Bandarban together comprise an area known as the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Before 1995, the four districts of Sylhet Division were also a part of Chittagong Division.

Overview[change | change source]

Area 33,771 km²
Main City Chittagong
Population 23,999,345
Literacy rate 32.08%