Chittagong (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম, Chôţţogram) is a ceety in sootheastren Bangladesh an the caipital o an eponymous destrict an diveesion. Built on the banks o the Karnaphuli River, the ceety is hame tae Bangladesh's busiest seaport an haes a population o ower 4.5 million, makkin it the seicont lairgest ceety in the kintra.


Chottala, Chantga, Chôţţogram, Chitong
Chittagong is located in Bangladesh
Location o Chittagong in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°22′0″N 91°48′0″E / 22.36667°N 91.80000°E / 22.36667; 91.80000
Kintra Bangladesh
DiveesionChittagong Diveesion
DestrictChittagong Destrict
Grantit ceety status1863[2]
 • Ceety MayorM Monzur Alom
 • Metropolis168 km2 (65 sq mi)
 • Metropolis2,579,107
 • Density15351/km2 (39,760/sq mi)
 • Metro
5 680 000 (2,011e)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code
GDP (2010)$25.5 billion
Cawin code31

A tradin post syne the 9t century, Chittagong haes a multicultural heritage o Islamic, Hindu an Buddhist traditions. Modren Chittagong developed in the early 20t century unner Breetish colonial rule. But the ceety an aw became a focal point for revolutionary activities against the Breetish, notably the airmed uprisin led bi Surya Sen in 1930. It wis an aw an important military base an supply point for Allied forces durin the Burma Campaign in World War II. Efter the pairtition o Indie in 1947, Chittagong became a pairt o East Pakistan. In 1971, as East Pakistanis rebelled against Pakistan’s refusal tae accept results o democratic elections, the declaration o Bangladesh’s unthirldom wis annooncit in Chittagong. The ceety went ontae witness atrocities an naval blockades durin the liberation war that follaed.[5]

The day, Chittagong is ane o the fastest growin ceeties in the warld.[6] A major commercial an industrial centre, the ceety an aw haes a globally competitive special economic zone.[7] Wi the Port o Chittagong being expandit an developed, regional neighbours o Bangladesh hae eyed Chittagong as a futur regional transit hub. The port ceety is seen as crucial tae the economic development o landlockt soothren Asie includin Northeast Indie, Bhutan, Nepal an pairts o Soothren Cheenae an Burma.[8][9]

Sister ceeties



  1. Leet o ceeties an touns in Bangladesh, Retrieved December 29, 2009
  2. "History of Chittagong City Corporation". Chittagong City Corporation. Archived frae the original on 13 August 2013. Retrieved 26 Mey 2013.
  3. "Area, Population and Literacy Rate by Paurashava –2001" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 17 Mairch 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2009."Archived copy" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 15 October 2010. Retrieved 1 Apryle 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Statistical Pocket Book, 2008" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived frae the original (pdf) on 15 Februar 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2009."Archived copy" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 19 Apryle 2009. Retrieved 1 Apryle 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. Archived 2010-10-31 at the Wayback Machine

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Coordinates: 22°22′N 91°48′E / 22.367°N 91.800°E / 22.367; 91.800