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Chittagong Division
চট্টগ্রাম
Division
Map of Chittagong Division
Map of Chittagong Division
Country  Bangladesh
Area
 • Total 33,771.18 km2 (13,039.13 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 28,079,000
 • Density 831.449/km2 (2,153.44/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)

Chattogram Division ' (চট্টগ্রাম) is one of the six administrative divisions of Bangladesh. It covers the most southern areas of the country and is also the second largest one.

History

Pakistani rule

In 1947 the area was continued as a Division, as one of four divisions of East Bengal. The upland districts of Khagrachhari, Rangamati and Bandarban together comprise an area known as the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Before 1995, the four districts of Sylhet Division were also a part of Chittagong Division.

Overview

Area 33,771 km²
Main City Chittagong
Population 23,999,345
Literacy rate 32.08%
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