Sandwip Upazila

Sandwip (Bengali: সন্দ্বীপ) is an Upazila of Chittagong District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh. It encompasses the islands of Sandwip which is 3/4 and Urirchar 1/4 of the upazila.[1][2]

Sandwip

সন্দ্বীপ
Sandwip is located in Bangladesh
Sandwip
Sandwip
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°29′N 91°26.5′E / 22.483°N 91.4417°E / 22.483; 91.4417Coordinates: 22°29′N 91°26.5′E / 22.483°N 91.4417°E / 22.483; 91.4417
Country Bangladesh
DivisionChittagong Division
DistrictChittagong District
Government
 • MPMahfuzur Rahaman Mita
Area
 • Total762.42 km2 (294.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total472,179
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Sandwip

GeographyEdit

 
Sandwip in 1778 map by James Rennell

Sandwip is located at 22°29′00″N 91°26′30″E / 22.4833°N 91.4417°E / 22.4833; 91.4417. It has a total area of 762.42 km².[1]

DemographicsEdit

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Sandwip had a population of 272,179. Males constituted 49.68% of the population, and females 50.32%. The population aged 18 or over was 122,499. Sandwip had an average literacy rate of 35% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.[3]

AdministrationEdit

Sandwip has 15 Unions/Wards, 62 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 34 villages, and 45, 389 households.[4]

  1. Amanullah
  2. Azimpur
  3. Bauria
  4. Dirgapar
  5. Gachhua
  6. Haramia
  7. Harispur
  8. Kalapania
  9. Magdhara
  10. Maitbhanga
  11. Musapur
  12. Rahmatpur
  13. Santoshpur
  14. Sarikait
  15. Urirchar

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Chowdhury, Towhid Hossain (2012). "Sandwip Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ District in Focus: Chittagong
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  4. ^ http://www.lged.gov.bd/DistrictArea2.aspx?Area=UnionParishad&DistrictID=11