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Chittagong Division area 33771.18 sq km, located in between 20°43´ and 24°16´ north latitudes and in between 90°32´ and 92°41´ east longitudes. It is bounded by dhaka and sylhet divisions on the north, bay of bengal and arakan (Myanmar) on the south, Mizoram, tripura states of India and Chin state of Myanmar on the east, Dhaka and barisal divisions on the west. There are many lofty hills in Rangamati, Khagrachhari, Bandarban and in the eastern part of Chittagong districts.
Population Total 24290384; male 52.03%, female 47.97%; Muslim 79%, Hindu 12.65%, Buddhist 7.08%, Christian 0.84% and others 0.43%.
Water bodies Main rivers: meghna, matamuhuri, titas, dakatia, gumti, feni, karnafuli and sangu; Sandwip, Hatiya, Kutubdia, Maheshkhali and st martin’s island are notable.
Administration Chittagong Division was formed in 1984 with 11 districts as a result of the administrative decentralisation. The greater Sylhet district was separated from Chittagong Division with the formation of sylhet division in 1995. Chittagong Municipality was established on 27 June 1977; chittagong city corporation was formed on 31 July 1990.
Religious institutions Mosque 34025, temple 1402, church 175, tomb 609, pagoda 162, Buddhist Vihara 4, sacred place 9.
Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 44.41%; male 48.38%, female 39.84%. Educational institutions: university 6, medical college 2, cadet college 2, marine academy 1, technical education college 4, teachers’ training college 11, homeopathy college 7, college 345, law college 9, nursing institute 5, polytechnic institute 6, secondary school 2202, primary school 8786, community school 341, kindergarten 65, satellite school 104, madrasa 2017. Noted educational institutions: Chittagong University (1966), Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (1968), Feni Government College (1922), Sir Asutosh Degree College (1939), Satkania College (1949), Cox’s Bazar Government College (1962), Lakshmipur Government College (1964), Chakaria College (1968), Khagrachhari Government College (1974), Comilla Victoria College, Brahmanbaria Government College, Jilani Chisti College, Faridganj Degree College, Haimchar Degree College, Puran Bazar Degree College, Hajiganj Model College, Matlab College, Fulgazi Government College (1972), Sonagazi Government College (1972), Comilla Zila School (1837), Patiya Ideal High School (1845), Noakhali Zila School (1853), Annada Government High School (1875), Chandipur Mansa High School (1924), Bishnupur High School (1925), Feni Model High School (1927), Bandarban Government High School, Ramgarh Government High School (1952), Adampur Fazil Madrasa (1917), Feni Alia Madrasa (1923).
Main sources of income Agriculture 47.94%, non-agricultural labourer 4.80%, industry 0.9%, commerce 14.38%, transport & communication 2.82%, service 11.93%, construction 1.88%, religious service 0.34%, rent & remittance 4.65% and others 10.80%.
Health centres Hospital and clinic 191, upazila health complex 107, health and family planning centre 504, T.B hospital 10, community hospital 58, maternity and child welfare centre 37, police hospital 9, railway hospital 8, veterinary hospital 21, satellite clinic 114, charitable dispensary 68.