• Chandpur •Chittagong • Comilla
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Chittagong Division is one of the six
administrative divisions of Bangladesh. It
covers the most southern areas of the country
and is also the second largest one.
Area 33,771 sq kmCapital ChittagongPopulation
Literacy rate 32.08%
Important resources in the area include agricultural
products, amenities, and labor.
The chief agricultural products of the Chittagong
region are paddy, betel leaf, potato, cotton,
tea, peanut, mustard, patol (heap), brinjal,
ginger, bean and other vegetables. The area
also provides substantial amount of the nation's
fruits including but not limited to mango,
jackfruit, pineapple guava, coconut, betel
nut, litchi, banana, papaya, water melon and
lemon. Agriculture provides 57% of the division's
Another important resource of the division
is the production of hydroelectric power dams.
These dams provide almost all of the country's
power supply. The fast streams of the river
Karnafuli is used to run the motors of the
hydroelectric power dam. However, being a
land of low elevation, the dams do not provide
adequate power for the 131 million people
The city of Chittagong is a very prominent
port and is also Bangladesh's largest one.
All large-scale maritime trading of the nation
goes through Chittagong. Important goods include
textiles from the U.S. and Europe which are
made into garments by the labor force of Bangladesh.
Another important commodity is seafood such
as shrimp which are exported to European countries
like France and England. These important commodities
make Chittagong a very thriving and industrious