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Chittagong Division, officially known as Chattogram Division, is geographically the largest of the eight administrative divisions of Bangladesh. It covers the south-easternmost areas of the country, with a total area of 33,771.18 km2 (13,039.13 sq mi) and a population at the 2011 census of 28,423,019. The administrative division includes mainland Chittagong District, neighbouring districts and the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
Location of Chittagong in Bangladesh
Districts of Chittagong Division
|• Total||33,771.18 km2 (13,039.13 sq mi)|
|• Density||840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
|ISO 3166 code||BD-B|
|Notable sport teams||Chittagong Vikings, Chittagong Division, Chittagong Abahani|
Chittagong Division is subdivided into eleven districts (zilas) and thence into 99 sub-districts (upazilas). The first six districts listed below comprise the north-western portion (37.6%) of the division, while the remaining five comprise the south-eastern portion (62.4%), the two portions being separated by the lower (or Bangladeshi) stretch of the Feni River; the upland districts of Khagrachhari, Rangamati and Bandarban together comprise that area previously known as the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Before 1995, the four districts of Sylhet Division were also a part of Chittagong Division.
|North of the Feni River
(proposed new Comilla Division)
|Cox's Bazar District||Cox's Bazar||2,491.85||1,419,260||1,773,709||2,289,990|
|South of the Feni River
(proposed reduced Chittagong Division)
Census figures for 1991, 2001 and 2011 are from Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Population Census Wing. The 2011 Census figures are based on preliminary results.
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