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Comilla District Information

Area3085.17 square kilometers.
Bounded by
Brahmanbaria and Narayanganj districts on the north, Noakhali and Feni districts on the south, Tripura (state of India) on the east, Munshiganj and Chandpur districts on the west.
Profile
The Comilla region was once under ancient Samatat and was joined with Tripura State. This district came under the reign of the kings of the Harikela in the ninth century AD. Lalmai Mainamati was ruled by Deva dynasty (eighth century AD), and Chandra dynasty (during tenth and mid eleventh century AD). It came under the rule of East India Company in 1765. This district was established as Tripura district in 1790. It was renamed Comilla in 1960. Chandpur and Brahmanbaria subdivisions of this district were transformed into districts in 1984. Comilla district has 5 municipalities, 54 wards, 148 mahallas, 12 upazilas, 1 thana, 180 union parishads, 2704 mouzas and 3624 villages.
Upazilla/ Thana
Barura Upazila, Brahmanpara Upazila, Burichang Upazila, Chandina Upazila, Chauddagram Upazila, Comilla Sadar Upazila, Daudkandi Upazila, Debidwar Upazila, Homna Upazila, Laksham Upazila, Muradnagar Upazila, Nangalkot Upazila

Post Codes for Comilla District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
249Comilla-1Mohammed Subid Ali BhuiyanBangladesh Awami League
250Comilla-2M. K. AnowerBangladesh Nationalist Party
251Comilla-3Kaji Shah Mofajjal Hossain KaikobadBangladesh Nationalist Party
252Comilla-4A B M Ghulam MostafaBangladesh Awami League
253Comilla-5Abdul Motin KhasruBangladesh Awami League
254Comilla-6A K M BahauddinBangladesh Awami League
255Comilla-7Principal Md Ali AshrafBangladesh Awami League
256Comilla-8Nasimul Alam ChowdhuryBangladesh Awami League
257Comilla-9Md. Tazul IslamBangladesh Awami League
258Comilla-10A. H. M Mustafa KamalBangladesh Awami League
259Comilla-11Md. Mujibul HoqueBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
248Comilla-1BNP (67.42)BNP (68.43)BNP (71.99)
249Comilla-2BNP (60.78)BNP (43.99)BNP (57.73)
250Comilla-3BNP (53.98)JP (34.23)BNP (35.44)
251Comilla-4BNP (59.30)BNP (36.36)BNP (29.34)
252Comilla-5BNP (50.74)BAL (38.95)BAL (39.39)
253Comilla-6BNP (68.49)BAL (38.07)Other (40.74)
254Comilla-7BNP (58.61)BAL (40.27)BNP (38.41)
255Comilla-8BNP (48.49)BNP (43.77)BNP (56.11)
256Comilla-9BNP (53.68)BAL (51.28)JP (46.97)
257Comilla-10BNP (58.09)BAL (36.65)BNP (36.00)
258Comilla-11BNP (64.65)BAL (49.92)BNP (40.78)
259Comilla-12JI (66.02)BAL (46.49)JP (35.78)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
Peasants Movement against the king of Tripura in 1764 under the leadership of Samsher Gazi is a notable historical event. Communal tension spread over Comilla when a Muslim was shot at Comilla town during the partiition of bengal in 1905. During the preparation of a countrywide hartal on 21 November 1921, protesting the visit of India by Prince of Wales, Kazi Nazrul Islam composed patriotic songs and tried to awaken the town people. During this time Avay Ashram, as a revolutionary institution, played significant role. Poet Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi visited Comilla at that time. In 1931, the British Gurkha soldiers fired indiscriminately and killed four persons of village Mohini of Chauddagram upazila when about four thousand peasants of this village revolted against paying land revenue. In a huge peasant gathering the police fired at Hasnabad of Laksham Upazila in 1932. Two persons were killed and many wounded in this firing.
Places to see
Marks of rich ancient civilization have been found in Lalmai Mainamati hills. In these hills there are plenty of archaeological sites including Shalvan Vihara, Kutila Mura, Charandra Mura, Rupban Mura, Itakhola Mura, Satera Ratna Mura, Ranir Banglar Pahar, Ananda Bazar Palaces, palaces of Bhoj King, Chandi Mura, etc. Various archaeological relics including images and metalled utensils discovered from these viharas, muras and palaces are now preserved in the Mainamati Museum. Other archaeological heritage and relics include Saptaratna Mandir (Jagannath Mandir), Shah Suja Mosque, Dharmasagar, Chandimata Mandir (on the top of Lalmai Hill of Barura), Chandala Shiva Mandir (Brahmanpara, eighteenth century), Saitshala Jami Mosque (Brahmanpara, 1719), Mazars of Panch Pir (five saints) at Shashidal (Brahmanpara, 1815), Harimangal Math (Brahmanpara, 1822), Ramnagar elongated Math (Brahmanpara, 1705), Saitshala Rammahan Mandir (Brahmanpara, 1805), Hasnabad Math and Hatiabhanga Fort (Daudkandi).
Newspapers
Daily Rupasi Bangla (1972), Weekly Amod (1955), Abibhadan (1994), Natunpatra, Samayatra (1967), Daily Comilla Batra, Daily Bangladesh Sangbad, Monthly Manan, Pathakbatra, Shiranam, Weekly Laksham Batra, Weelky Nirakkhar. Extinct: Tripura Patrika (1876), Tripura (1932), Weekly Hindu (1941), Tripura Guide (1934), Natun Alo, Pratinidhi, Tripura Hitoshi (1883), Rayatbandhu (1921), Niamat (1940), Sabuj Bangla, Tripura Gyan Prakashani (1860), Tripura Bandhav (1942), Kathak (1983), Rangdhanu, Najat, Abahaman, Daradi (1938), Yogisammalani (1912), Comilla Sahitya Parishad Patrika (1985), Mainamati (1965), Purbasha, Shikhak Sruida, Alo, Chirkut (1974), Robi (1924), Tarun (1938), Samskriti (1940), Jagriti (1951), Apan and Parichaya.
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