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Upazilas of Bangladesh, divided by white lines
Category Administrative units
Location Bangladesh
Created 1982
Number 492
Populations 596,886–1,634,750
Areas 572–2,829 km²
Government Upazila Nirbahi Officer; UNO (Administrator)
Upazila Parishad (Council)
UP Chairman (Executive)
Subdivisions Union councils (4,554)

Upazila is a unit in the administrative system of Bangladesh. An upazila is made up of a few villages or unions and a district is made up of a few upazilas. There are 492 upazilas in 64 districts under 8 divisions in Bangladesh.


The word upazila is a combination of Sanskrit and Arabic. The sub is a Sanskrit prefix and the word zila is derived from the Arabic word dila.


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