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Dhaka Division area 31026.51 sq km, located in between 22°51´ and 25°25´ north latitudes and in between 89°19´ and 91°15´ east longitudes. It is bounded by kurigram district and Meghalaya state of India on the north, bagerhat, pirojpur, barisal and chandpur districts on the south, sunamganj, habiganj, brahmanbaria, comilla and Chandpur districts on the east, narail, magura, jhenaidah, kushtia, pabna, sirajganj, bogra, gaibandha districts on the west.
Population Total 39044716; male 52.15%, female 47.85%; Muslim 92.58%, Hindu 6.97%, Buddhist 0.39%, Christian 0.02% and others 0.04%.
Water bodies Main rivers: padma, meghna, jamuna, buriganga, balu, Old Kumar, arial khan, Garai, old brahmaputra, shitalakshya, Lohajang, turag, madhumati, Hunda, Ghagar, banar, Jhinai, Kalni, Ghorautra, Dhanu, dhaleshwari, ichamati, Kaliganga, kangsa, dhala, Mogra, Lauari, Gunai, Rajdhala, karatoya, Halhalia, Bhador, Gazikhali, Kolmai; canals: Tulsi Khali, Aona, BhangaViat, Wapda; beels: Dhol Samudra, Ramkeli, Ghoradar, Chapradaha, Beel Route, Nasib Shahi, Kharka, Chiradhuni, Chilmari, Kaludag Lake, Govinda Chatal, Chulungi, Chitli, Raghunathpur, Betlai; haors: Humaipur, Somai, Talla and Surma Baula are notable.
Administration Dhaka division was formed in 1829. Dhaka municipality was established in 1864 and it was turned into a Town Committee in 1960. The Town Committee was abolished in 1972 and it was up graded into a Municipal Corporation in 1983, and it was turned into a City Corporation in 1990.
Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 43.44%; male 46.80%, female 40.80%. Educational institutions: university 75, medical college 23, technical training college 25, government teachers training college 20, homeopathic college 3, marine engineering college 1, technical college 9, law college 9, college 672, primary teachers training institute 3, secondary school 3884, technical training institute 4, community school 165, vocational training centre 15, primary school 16197, satellite school 433, mass education 85, kindergarten 383, madrasa 3288, maktab 384. Noted educational institutions: dhaka university (1921), bangladesh agricultural university (1961), bangladesh university of engineering and technology (1962), jahangirnagar university (1970), Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (1980), national university (1992), bangabandhu sheikh mujibur rahman agricultural university (1998), Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University (1999), sher-e-bangla agricultural university (2001), Jagannath University (2005), Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (2005), sir salimullah medical college (1875), dhaka medical college and hospital (1946), Mymensingh Medical College (1962), Faridpur Medical College (1985), Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College (2006), KL Jubilee School and College (1866), Eden Mohila College (1873), Government Rajendra College (1918), Rarikhal JJ Basu Institution and College (1921), Government Sadat College (1926), Tolaram College (1937), Government Debendra College (1942), Kishoreganj Gurudayal College (1943), Kumudini Government Mohila College (1943), Government Asheq Mahmud College (1946), Dhaka Notre Dame College (1949), Holy Cross Girls’ School and College (1950), Viquarunnesa Noon School and College (1952), Narsingdi Mohila College (1955), Adamjee Cantonment Public School and College (1960), Dhaka Residential Model School and College (1960), University Laboratory School and College (1964), Mirzapur Cadet College (1965), Mymensingh Girls’ Cadet College (1983), MM College, Netrokona Government College, Badre Alam Government College, Harganga Government College, Government Nazimuddin College, Faridpur Zila School (1840), Mymensingh Zila School (1853), Jangalbari High School (1862), Pingna English High School (1879), Hasara KK High School (1879), Jamalpur Zila School (1881), Kishoreganj Government Boys’ High School (1881), Jamalpur Government Girls’ High School (1882), Bajrajogini JK High School (1883), Manikganj Government High School (1884), Munshiganj Bahumukhi High School (1885), Louhajung Pilot High School (1885), Hitoishi High School (1889), Vanga Pilot High School (1889), Kaligonj RRN Pilot Government High School (1889), Bajitpur Hafez Abdur Razzak Pilot High School (1890), St. Gregory High School (1892), AVJM Government Girls’ High School (1892), Ichapura High School (1892), Pinang High School (1896), Ulpur PC High School (1900), Korokdi Rambihari Multilateral High School (1901), Singhajani Girls High School (1901), Kashiani Girish Chandra Pilot High School (1902), Madan Mohan High School (1902), Edward Institution (1903), Rani Bilashmani Government Boys’ High School (1905), Kalinagar High School (1907), Orakandi High School (1909), Kishnupur High School (1910), Boalmari George Academy (1911), Gopinathpur High School (1911), Baishrashi Shib Sundar Academy (1914), Faridpur Government High School (1918), Roy Bahadur Sreenath Institution (1918), Saint Nicholas High School (1920), Purba Kotali Para Union High School (1925), Baultali Sahapur Sammilani High School (1928), Sajail Gopi Mohan High School (1929), RAJUK Uttara Model College (1994), Mangalbaria Kamil Madrasa (1802), Tutiarchar Mazharul Ulm Dakhil Madrasa (1903), Bakiganj Islamia Madrasa (1922).
Main sources of income Agriculture 52.26%, non-agricultural labourer 3.18%, industry 2.11%, commerce 15.61%, transport and communication 3.82%, service 10.65%, construction 1.70%, religious service 0.21%, rent and remittance 1.89% and others 8.57%.
Health centres Health centre, hospital and clinic 1566, upazila health complex 130, child welfare and maternity centre 350, family planning centre 910, diabetic centre 9, national heart foundation 1, mission hospital 5, veterinary hospital 131.