Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Chittagong: Bandarban | Brahmanbaria | Chandpur | Chittagong | Comilla | Cox's Bazar | Feni | Khagrachhari | Lakshmipur | Noakhali | Rangamati
Chittagong District Information
|Area||5282.98 square kilometers.|
Chittagong district was established in 1666 including three hill districts. The district of Chittagong Hill Tracts was established in 1860 with the hill region of the district. Later, Chittagong district was further divided into Chittagong and Cox's Bazar districts. The district consists of one city corporation, seven municipalities, six thanas, 20 upazilas, 197 union parishads and 1,319 villages.
Anwara Upazila, Bandar (Chittagong Port) Thana, Banshkhali Upazila, Boalkhali Upazila, Chandanaish Upazila, Chandgaon Thana, Double Mooring Thana, Fatikchhari Upazila, Hathazari Upazila, Kotwali Thana, Lohagara Upazila, Mirsharai Upazila, Pahartali Thana, Panchlaish Thana, Patiya Upazila, Rangunia Upazila, Raozan Upazila, Sandwip Upazila, Satkania Upazila, Sitakunda Upazila
Post Codes for Chittagong District
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|278||Chittagong-1||Engineer Moshuraf Hossan||Bangladesh Awami League|
|279||Chittagong-2||Salauddin Quader Chowdhury||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|280||Chittagong-3||A B M Abul Kasem||Bangladesh Awami League|
|281||Chittagong-4||Anisul Islam Mahmud||Jatiya Party|
|282||Chittagong-5||A. B. M. Fazle Karim Chowdhury||Bangladesh Awami League|
|283||Chittagong-6||Mohammad Hasan Mahmud||Bangladesh Awami League|
|284||Chittagong-7||Moin Uddin Khan Badal||Jatiya Samajtantric Dal-Jasad|
|285||Chittagong-8||Nurul Islam Bsc||Bangladesh Awami League|
|286||Chittagong-9||Md. Afsarul Ameen||Bangladesh Awami League|
|287||Chittagong-10||Mr. Abdul Latif||Bangladesh Awami League|
|288||Chittagong-11||Samsul Haq Chowdhury1||Bangladesh Awami League|
|289||Chittagong-12||Aktharujzaman Chowdhury||Bangladesh Awami League|
|290||Chittagong-13||Dr. Oli Ahmad Bir Bkram||Liberal Democratic Party-LDP|
|291||Chittagong-14||A.Na.M Shamsul Islam||Bangladesh Jamaytee Islami|
|292||Chittagong-15||Jafrul Islam Chawdhury||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|293||Chittagong-16||Mostafa Kamal Pasa||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
Chittagong had been a sea port since the ancient time. The Arab traders had business transactions with this port since 9th century AD. Chittagong region was under the kingdom of Arakan during sixth and seventh centuries. Before the Muslim rule Chittagong had been either under the control of the Arakans or under the kings of Burma. Sultan Fakruddin Mubarak Shah of Sonargaon conquered Chittagong in 1340. After the defeat of Sultan Giasuddin Mahmud Shah in the hands of Sher Shah in1538, the Arakanise again captured Chittagong. From this time onward until its conquest by the Mughals this region was under the control of the Portuguese and the Magh pirates. The Mughal Commandar Bujurg Umed Khan expelled the Portuguese from the area in 1666 and established Mughal rule there. The Mughals renamed Chittagong as Islamabad.
|Places to see|
Bronze statues (8th and 9th centuries, in Anwara upazila), Fakira Mosque (Hathazari), Musa Khan Mosque (1658), Kura Katni Mosque (1806), Kala Mosque (16th century), Chhuti Khan Mosque (Mirsharai), Kadam Mobarak Mosque (1719), Andar Killah Mosque, Wali Khan Mosque (1790), Badar Awlia Dargah, Bakshi Hamid Mosque of Banshkhali (1568), Chittagong Court Building (1893), Collegiate School, Ethnological Museum (1974).
Present: Daily Azadi, Daily Purbokon, Daily Life, Daily Karnafuli, Weekly Chattala; extinct: Monthly Sanshodhani, Purobi, Mukulika, Simanto; Weekly Jyoti, Weekly Sultan, Daily Jyoti, Daily Rashtrobarta, Daily East Pakistan and Daily Azan.
|Rivers|| karnafuli, halda and sangu.||