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Chandpur District Information


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Chandpur District, Bangladesh


Chandpur district is located in the east central part of Bangladesh. According to the atlas of Major James Renal (1779), we found a minor region named Chandpur. Then government offices of the region were southern part of current Chandpur named Narasinghapur which is currently absorbed in river. The meeting place of mighty Padma and Meghna was then 60 miles southwest from the current location. During the Baro Bhuyan period, the region was under the rule of Chand Narayan Roy. Historian J F Sengupta thinks, Chandpur was named after him. Beside some historians think that Chandpur was named after Chand Fakir of Purindor Moholla (Current Koralia). In 1878, there were four sub divisions named- Sadar North, Sadar South, Brahmanbaria and Chandpur under Tripura district. After the liberation of Bangladesh, Chandpur subdivision was turned into a district in 1984. The area of Chandpur is 1645.32 Sq Km. The Geo position of the district is between 23˚29’ to 24˚04’ North latitudes and between 90˚06’ to 91˚09’ east longitude.

Bordered By: Chandpur District is bordered by Comilla and a part of Munshiganj district to the north, Noakhali, Lakshmipur and Barisal districts to the south, Comilla district to the east, Shariatpur, Munshiganj districts and mighty Meghna River to the west.

Administration: It is under Chittagong Division. There are 07 Municipalities in Chandpur named Chandpur, Hazigonj, Faridgonj, Kachua, Motlob, Chengar-char and Shaharasti. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Chandpur district is 08, named- Chandpur, Motlob North, Motlob South, Haymchar, Hazigonj, Kachua, Shaharasti and Faridgonj containing 88 Unions, 927 Mauzas and 1230 Villages.

Population: The total population of Chandpur district is 24,16,018 (Male- 11,45,831 and Female- 12,70,187). Sex ratio is 90:100, population density 1468/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 0.61%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Chandpur district is 56.80% (Male- 56.10% and Female- 57.30%)., School attendance rate is 56.80% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Chandpur district is 3600 and NWD Code is 0841. Total Parliament seat in Chandpur is 05. During the liberation war, Chandpur was under Sector Number 02. Urbanization rate of the district is 18.03%.

Rivers: Chandpur town is divided by mighty Dakatia River. Besides Meghna, Dhonagoda, Motlab, Udhamdi etc are the mentionable rivers in Chandpur.

Agro Products: Paddy, jute, wheat, sugarcane, potato, mustard, betel nut, soybean, pepper, vegetables etc.

Remarkable Personalities in Chandpur District

Md Nasir Uddin, (Editor), Burhan Uddin Khan Jahangir (Literate Personality), Nawab Fayjun Nesa Chowdhurany, Hardayal Nag, Mohesh Chandra Vattacharja, Mohes Chandra Vattacharja, Dr Mizanur Rahaman Khan, Major Abdul Goni, Dr Akhter Hamid Khan, A K M Jahirul Hoque, Atindra Mohon Roy, Nawab Sir K G M Faruquee, Hem Prova Majumder, Captain Narendra Nath Datta, Dhrindra Nath Datta, Sachin Deb Barman, Basanta Kumar Majumder, Khan Bahadur Abdul Karim, Nawab Mosharof Hossain, Akhil Chandra Datta, Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir (Politician), Muntasir Mamun (Historian), Mizanur Rahaman Chowdhury (Politician), Samsul Arefin (Literate Personality), Nawab Sir Sayad Samsul Huda, Journalist Nasiruddin, Mawlana Abdul Mannan (Politician), Artist Hashem Khan, Moharaj Birchandra Manikka Bahadur, etc.

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Famous Tourist Attractions in Chandpur

Chandpur River Port, River Research Institute, Mole head outfall in Barostation, Remnants of the Nasir Court fort, Baraduara, Historical Baro Mosque of Hazigonj, ICDDR,B in Motlob, Monoshamura, Meghna-Dhangoda Barrage, Nilkuthi, Sahsuja Mosque, Shah Rasti Dargah, Begum Mosque, Hajiganj Bara Mosque, Alamgiri Mosque, Mada Khan Mosque, Kali temple, Ilish Chattor, Lohagara ashram, Naorai ashram, Tultuli (Kachua) ashram, Rare species of plants Naglingam in DC Banglow  etc.


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Polok Shahito said...

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Sandip Chakraborty said...

our ancesters home were at Pathoir Village ,in Comilla (earlier now falls under Chandpur district..) My grandfathers name was dwarkanath Chakraborty , the place or village is very near to dakatia Nadi .can any body help..He was a businessman and Pandit cum landowner. just to reconnect,can any anybody help to find out the place or the village , or the inhabitants of the village.My father and my Jethu is alive 84 and 87 years respectively,it will be a nostaligic thing for them.For they still love their village where their foreftahers walked and they too were born and stayed during their childhood.

Md. Foysal Khan said...

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