Upazila

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Upazila
Upazilas of Bangladesh, divided by white lines
CategoryAdministrative units
LocationBangladesh
Created1982
Number492
Populations596,886–1,634,750
Areas572–2,829 km²
GovernmentUpazila Nirbahi Officer; UNO (Administrator)
Upazila Parishad (Council)
UP Chairman (Executive)
SubdivisionsUnion councils (4,554)

Upazila is a unit in the administrative system of Bangladesh. An upazila is made up of a few villages or unions and a district is made up of a few upazilas. There are 492 upazilas in 64 districts under 8 divisions in Bangladesh.

Etymology[change | change source]

The word upazila is a combination of Sanskrit and Arabic. The sub is a Sanskrit prefix and the word zila is derived from the Arabic word dila.