|Government||Upazila Nirbahi Officer; UNO (Administrator)|
Upazila Parishad (Council)
UP Chairman (Executive)
|Subdivisions||Union 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.