Kaptai (Bengali: কাপ্তাই) is an Upazila of Rangamati District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.[1]

Kaptai Sub-District

Kaptai Sub-District is located in Bangladesh
Kaptai Sub-District
Kaptai Sub-District
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°30′N 92°13′E / 22.500°N 92.217°E / 22.500; 92.217Coordinates: 22°30′N 92°13′E / 22.500°N 92.217°E / 22.500; 92.217
Country Bangladesh
DivisionChittagong Division
DistrictRangamati District
 • Total259 km2 (100 sq mi)
 • Total66,135
 • Density260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code
Kaptai Lake on Karnaphuli River

Notable landmarks are the Karnaphuli Hydroelectric Power Station, the only Hydro-electric power plant of Bangladesh. The Kaptai Dam, built for this purpose on the Karnaphuli River, created the Kaptai Lake, the largest man-made dam in Bangladesh.


Kaptai is located at 22°30′00″N 92°13′00″E / 22.5000°N 92.2167°E / 22.5000; 92.2167 . It has 12992 households and total area 259 km².


At the 2001 Bangladesh census, Kaptai had a population of 66,135. Males constituted 55.45% of the population, and females 44.55%. The population of those aged 18 and older was 32,352. The average literacy rate was 49.9% (7+ years).[2]

Points of interestEdit

Karnaphuli Paper MillsEdit

Karnaphuli Paper Mills is one of the greatest paper mills in Asia. It streams alongside Karnaphuli river. The distance between Chittagong and the mill is forty eight kilometers.[3]

Kaptai National ParkEdit

Kaptai National Park is situated at Rangamati. It was established in 1999 and its area is 5,464.78 hectares(13,498.0 Acres).

  • Navy camp picnic spot
  • Joom picnic spot

Waggachara Tea EstateEdit

It is situated on the bank of the Karnaphuli river. It takes one and half hour to reach there from the city Chittagong.[4]


Kaptai has 5 Unions/Wards, 10 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 144 villages.[5] The names of the unions given below,

  • Chandraghona
  • Chitmarang
  • Kaptai
  • Raikhali
  • Waggya [6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Atikur Rahman (2012), "Kaptai Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  3. ^ "Karnaphuli paper mill in Kaptai".
  4. ^ "Kaptai tea garden".
  5. ^ http://www.bbs.gov.bd/RptZillaProfile.aspx Archived 2011-11-03 at the Wayback Machine Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, geographic unit, 2001 census
  6. ^ "The names of the unions".

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