Diveesions o Bangladesh

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Bangladesh is dividit intae seiven major admeenistrative regions cried diveesions (Bengali: বিভাগ Bibhag). Each diveesion is namit efter the major ceety athin its jurisdiction that serves as the admeenistrative caipital o that diveesion:

  • Barisal (বরিশাল Borishal)
  • Chittagong (চট্টগ্রাম Chôţţogram)
  • Dhaka (ঢাকা Đhaka)
  • Khulna (খুলনা Khulna)
  • Rajshahi (রাজশাহী Rajshahi)
  • Rangpur (রংপুর Rongpoor)
  • Sylhet (সিলেট Sileţ)

Each diveesion is further split intae destricts (Bengali: জেলা zila) which are then further sub-dividit intae Upazilas.

Rankin o diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The follaein table ootlines some key statistics aboot the seiven diveesions o Bangladesh as foond in the 2011 Population an Hoosin Census conductit bi the Bangladesh Bureau o Statistics.

Diveesion Bangla Population [1] Aurie (km2)[1] Population densitie
2011 (fowk/km2)[1]
Sex ratio (males
per 100 females)[1]
1991 2001 2011 (provisional)
Barisal Diveesion বরিশাল 7,462,643 8,173,718 8,147,000 13,297 613 96.8
Chittagong Diveesion চট্টগ্রাম 20,522,908 24,290,384 28,079,000 33,771 831 96.1
Dhaka Diveesion ঢাকা 32,665,975 39,044,716 46,729,000 31,120 1,502 103.9
Khulna Diveesion খুলনা 12,688,383 14,705,223 15,563,000 22,272 699 100
Rajshahi Diveesion রাজশাহী 14,212,065 16,354,723 18,329,000 18,197 1,007 100.4
Rangpur Diveesion রংপুর 11,997,979 13,847,150 15,665,000 16,317 960 99.8
Sylhet Diveesion সিলেট 6,765,039 7,939,343 9,807,000 12,596 779 99.1
Totals 106,314,992 124,355,263 142,319,000 147,570 964

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Follaein the Unthirldom o Bangladesh in 1971, the kintra haed fower diveesions:

In 1983, the Inglis spellin o the Dacca Diveesion (alang wi the name o the caipital ceety) wis chyngit intae Dhaka tae mair closely match the Bengali pronunciation.

In 1993, Barisal Diveesion wis split aff frae Khulna Diveesion; in 1998, Sylhet Diveesion wis split aff frae Chittagong Diveesion; an in 2010 (25 Januar), Rangpur Diveesion wis split aff frae Rajshahi Diveesion, this latest creation consistin o the Rangpur an Dinajpur auries. In terms o aurie the newly-formit Rangpur Diveesion rankit fift follaeed bi Barisal an Sylhet diveesion.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "2011 Population & Housing Census: Preliminary Results" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 Januar 2012. 

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