Bangladesh Chittagong Division

Chittagong Division (চট্টগ্রাম) is the largest of the 7 administrative divisions of Bangladesh. It covers the most south-eastern areas of the country, with a total area of 33,771 km² and a population at the 2011 Census of 28,079,000. The Division is subdivided into 11 districts and thence into 99 sub-districts. The first 6 districts Brahmanbaria, Comilla, Chandpur, Lakshmipur, Noakhali & Feni comprise the north-western portion (37.6%) of the Division, while the remaining 5 Chittagong, Khagrachhari, Rangamati, Bandarban & Cox's Bazar comprise the south-eastern portion (62.4%), the two portions being separated by the Feni River. Chittagong District (চট্টগ্রাম) The port city of Chittagong, 2nd largest city in Bangladesh, is located in this district. The region fell under the rule of kings from Arakan in the 16th and 17th centuries, but later, the Mughal army under Islam Khan conquered Chittagong. During the 17th century, the region also faced a lot of attacks by Portuguese pirates. The Mughals established Chittagong as a district in 1666. Today, Chittagong is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Major places of the district: Patenga Sea Beach, Foy's Lake, Bhatiari, Batali Hill, WWII Cemetery etc. Bandarban District (বান্দরবান) Bandarban is regarded as one of the most attractive travel places in Bangladesh. Bandarban town is the home town of the Bohmong Chief (currently Raja, Aung Shwe Prue Chowdhury who is the head of the Marma population. It also is the administrative headquarter of Bandarban district, which has turned into one of the most exotic tourist attractions in Bangladesh. One of the 3 hill districts of Bangladesh and a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bandarban (4,479 km²) is not only the remotest district of the country, but also is the least populated (population 292,900). The 3 highest peak of Bangladesh - Tahjindong (1280 meters, also known as bijoy, Mowdok Mual (1052 m), and Keokradong (1230 m), - are located in Bandarban district. The newly reported highest peak of Bangladesh - Saka Haphong (3488 ft) is also here in Thanchi upazila. Major places of the district: Nilachal, Shoila Propat, Golden Temple, Meghla Parjatan, Chimbuk peak, Nilgiri, Thanchi, Boga Lake, Keokradong, Tahjingdong, Shangu river etc. Rangamati District (রাঙ্গামাটি) is a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts & the town of Rangamati serves as the headquarters of the district. It is bounded by the Tripura state of India on the north, Bandarban District on the south, Mizoram State of India and Chin State of Myanmar on the east, and Khagrachari & Chittagong Districts on the west. It's a combination of Hill- Lake-Plain land. The area of the district is 6116.13 km2 of which 1291.5 km2 is riverine and 4824.63 km2 is under forest vegetation and the lake area is about 650 km2. Cox's Bazar District (কক্সবাজার) Cox's Bazar is one of the world's longest natural sandy sea beaches (120 km including mud flats). It is located 150 km south of Chittagong. Cox's Bazar is also known by the name Panowa "yellow flower". The modern Cox's Bazar derives its name from Captain James Cox (died 1798), an army officer who served in British India. Major places of the district are: Cox's bazaar sea beach, Bakkhali waterfall, Dulahazara safari park, Naf River, Maheshkhali channel, Kutubdia channel etc. St. Martin's Island (সেন্টমার্টিন) is a small island in the northeastern part of the Bay of Bengal, and forming the southernmost part of Bangladesh. It is about 8 km west of the northwest coast of Myanmar, at the mouth of the Naf River. The local name of the island is "Narikel Jinjira ", in Bengali means 'Coconut Island'. It is the only coral island in Bangladesh. The surrounding coral reef of the island has an extension named Chera Dwip. A small bush is there, which is the only green part of Chera Dwip, enhancing the beauty of this island. The island is all about sun, sea and palm trees. The best time to travel to Chittagong division is from November to February. At that time, the season is suitable for travelling. Discover the Beautiful Bangladesh...