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Khagrachari District Information

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Khagrachari District, Bangladesh

Khagrachari is a hill tracts district located in the south- eastern part of Bangladesh. The local name of the region is “Chengmi”. The Chittagong Hill Tracts was once under the reign of the Tripura State. The Arakans and the Sultans ruled the region in different times before it came under the control of the British East India Company in 1760. According to Notification No 3302 in 26 June 1860, Chittagong hill tracts were separated form Chittagong and declared as a new district. Due to the advantage for revenue collection, the greater Chittagong hill tracts were divided into three separate circles named Mong circle, Chakma Circle and Bomang Circle. After the liberation of Bangladesh, 10 September 1979, the old subdivisions were reformed to form newly three subdivision named Khagrachari, Kaptai and Lama. In 07 November 1983, Khagrachari District formed with formarly Kahagrachari and Ramgarh sub division. The Geo position of the district is between 22˚38’ to 23˚44’ North latitudes and between 91˚42’ to 92˚11’ east longitude.

Bounded By: Khagrachhari District is bordered by Tripura (Indian State) to the north, Rangamati and Chittagong district to the south, Rangamati district to the east, Chittagong district and Tripura (Indian State) to the west.

Administration: The area of Khagrachhari is 2749.16 Sq Km. It is under Chittagong Division. There are 03 Municipalities in Khagrachhari named Khagrachhari, Ramgor and Matiranga. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Khagrachhari district is 09, named- Khagrachhari, Mohalchori, Manikchori, Panchori, Luxmichori, Dighinala, Matiranga, Ramgor and Merung containing 38 Unions, 120 Mauzas and 1702 Villages. 

Population: The total population of Khagrachhari district is 6,13,917 (Male- 3,13,793 and Female- 3,00,124), sex ratio is 105:100, tribal and non tribal ratio is 52:48, population density 223/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 1.54%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Khagrachhari district is 46.10% (Male- 51.90% and Female- 40.10%), School attendance rate is 53.90% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Khagrachhari district is 4400 and NWD Code is 0371. Total Parliament seat in Khagrachhari is 01. During the liberation war, Khagrachhari was under Sector Number 01. Urbanization rate of the district is 35.15%. 

Rivers: Karnafuli, Halda, Bingri, Mainy, Feni, Chingri, Kasalong, Maini etc.

Agro Products: Tea, Maize, Ginger, Turmeric, Pine Apple, Papaya, Jack- fruit, Orange, Lemon, Banana, Oil seeds etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Khagrachari District

Samiran Dewan, Ananta Kumar Krishna, Nabin Tripura, Sahid Abdul Quader, Dr Niru Kumar Chakma, Moharany Nahar Debi, Anayanta Behari Thisha etc.

khagrachari hill tracts

Famous Tourist Places in Khagrachari District

Manik Chori Mogh Rajar Residence, Ramgor Lake and Tea Garden, Alutila Mysterious Cave, Hill Tract Agricultural Institute project, Richhang waterfall, Nunchhori Debota Pond, Yonged Buddha Bihar, Dighinala Manikker Dighi and Touduchhori Waterfall, Dighinala Reserve Forest, Vagaban Tila, Shajek and Marissa Vally, Richhang Falls, Hundreds years Banyan tree (Matiranga) etc.


Rural Bangladesh said...

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Anonymous said...

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