Divisions of Bangladesh
Bibhag (Bengali: বিভাগ, lit. 'division') is the first-level administrative division in Bangladesh. There are 8 divisions of Bangladesh. Each division is named after the major city within its jurisdiction that also serves as the administrative headquarters of that division. Each division is further split into several districts (জেলা jela) which are then further sub-divided into Upazilas (উপজেলা upôjela).
|Divisions of Bangladesh|
|Populations||8,325,666 (Barisal) – 36,054,418 (Dhaka)|
|Areas||10,584.06 km2 (4,086.53 sq mi) (Mymensingh) – 33,908.55 km2 (13,092.16 sq mi) (Chittagong)|
|Government||Government of Bangladesh|
In 1993, Barisal Division was split off from Khulna Division; in 1995, Sylhet Division was split off from Chittagong Division; and in 2010 (25 January), Rangpur Division was split off from Rajshahi Division. In terms of area the newly formed Rangpur Division ranked fifth followed by Barisal Division and Sylhet Division.
Divisional Commissioner is the administrative head of a division. Divisional Commissioner is appointed by the government from an Additional Secretary of B.C.S. Administration Cadre. The role of a Divisional Commissioner's office is to act as the supervisory head of all the government Offices (except the central government offices) situated in the division. A Divisional Commissioner is given the direct responsibility of supervising the revenue and development administration of a division. The Divisional Commissioner is assisted by the several Additional Divisional Commissioners, Senior Assistant Commissioners and other bureaucratic officials. 
List of divisionsEdit
The following table outlines some key statistics about the eight divisions of Bangladesh as found in the 2011 Population and Housing Census conducted by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.
|Division||Headquarter||Subdivisions||Area (km2)||Population (2011)||Density (people/|
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