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Sylhet Division area 12,298.4 sq km, located in between 23°58´ and 25°12´ north latitudes and in between 90°56´ and 92°30´ east longitudes. It is bounded by Meghalaya state of India on the north, tripura state of India on the south, assam state of India on the east, netrokona and kishoreganj districts on the west.
Population Total 8107766; male 50.67%, female 49.33%; Muslim 81%, Hindu 17.80%, Buddhist 0.02%, Christian 0.06% and others 1.12%.
Water bodies Main rivers: surma, kushiyara, Khoai, manu.
Administration Sylhet Division was formed on 1 August 1995. Sylhet City Corporation was formed comprising 27 wards in 2002.
Religious institutions Mosque 7524, temple 1070, church 65, sacred place 2, pagoda 9, tomb 50.
Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 40.09%; male 43.72%, female 36.04%. Educational institutions: university 6, medical college 4, polytechnic institute 5, teachers training college 5, college 129, law college 2, sanskrit college 1, vocational training institute 2, secondary school 780, primary school 5726, community school 88, music school 8, satellite school 208, madrasa 522. Noted educational institutions: shahjalal university of science and technology, Leading University, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, MC College, Maulvibazar Government College (1956), Sreemangal Government College, Habiganj Government Bindaban College, Sunamganj Government College (1944), Sylhet Government Pilot High School, Agragami Government Girls’ High School, Maulvibazar Government High School, Kali Prasad High School (1895), Kashinath Alauddin High School (1917), Abul Fazal Chowdhury High School, BTRI High School and College, Habiganj Government High School, Sunamganj Government Jubilee High School (1887).
Main sources of income Agriculture 51.34%, non-agricultural labourer 8.52%, industry 1.56%, commerce 11.82%, transport and communication 2.13%, construction 1.41%, religious service 0.43%, service 5.67%, rent and remittance 5.16% and others 11.96%.
Health centres Hospital and clinic 62, upazila health complex 36, union health and family planning centre 86, infectious diseases hospital 3, mother and child welfare centre 6, mission hospital 4, family welfare centre 42, satellite clinic 38, veterinary hospital 12.