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Cox's Bazar District is a district in the Chittagong Division of Bangladesh . It is named after Cox's Bazar , which is one of the world's longest natural sea beaches (120 km ) including mud flats. It is located 150 km south of Chittagong . Cox's Bazar is also known by the name “Panowa”, the literal translation of which means “yellow flower”. Its other old name was “Palongkee”. The modern Cox's Bazar derives its name from Captain Cox (died 1798 ), an army officer serving in British India . It is also one of the fishing ports of Bangladesh .

Often termed as "World's longest beach", Cox's Bazar is yet to become a major tourist destination in Asia allegedly due to conservative attitude of local people.

Contents
  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography and Climate
  • 3 Economy and Development
  • 4 Places of Interest
  • 5 Facts
  • 6 Gallery
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links
History

The history of Cox's Bazar begins in the Mughal period. On his way to Arakan , when the Mughal Prince Shah Shuja passed through the hilly terrain of the present day Cox's Bazar, he was attracted to the scenic and captivating beauty of the place. He commanded his forces to camp there. His retinue of one thousand palanquins halted there for some time. A place named Dulahazara , meaning "one thousand palanquins", still exists in the area. After the Mughals, the place came under the control of the Tipras and the Arakanese, followed by the Portuguese and then the British . The name Cox's Bazar/Bazaar derived from the name of Captain James Cox of the East India ; who was in charge of the naval base (near 1800 AD.) After Independence it remained as part of East Pakistan . Captain Advocate Fazlul Karim (father of Pilot Officer Waleed Ehsanul Karim ), the first Chairman (after independence from the British) of Cox's Bazar municipality established the Tamarisk Forest along on the beach to draw tourist attention in this town and also to protect the beach from tide. He also donated many of his father in law's (Akbar Ahmed Chowdhury, son of Fazlul Karim Kwik of Manikpur) and his own lands for establishing a Public Library and Town Hall. In 1971 , the wharf was used as a naval port by the Pakistan Navy 's gunboats . This and the nearby airstrip of the Pakistan Air Force were the scene of intense shelling by the Indian Navy during the Bangladesh Liberation War .

Geography and Climate

Cox's Bazar district with an area of 2491.86 sq km, is located at 21°35'0?N, 92°01'0?E and bounded by Chittagong district on the north, Bay of Bengal in the South, Bandarban district on the east, and the Bay of Bengal on the west. Major rivers include matamuhuri , bakkhali , Reju Khal , Naf , Maheshkhali channel and Kutubdia channel . The official area of the city of Cox 's Bazar is 6.85 sq km.

The annual average temperature in Cox's Bazar remains at about a maximum of 34.8  °C and a minimum of 16.1  °C . The climate remains hot and humid with some seasons of temperate weather. The average amount of rainfall remains at 4285 nm.

Economy and Development

As a most beautiful and famous tourist spot of Bangladesh, the major source of economy of Cox`s Bazar district is tourism. Millions of foreign and Bangladeshi natives visit this coastal city every year. Therefore, a number of hotel, guest house, and motel have been build in the city and coastal region. Lot of peoples are involved in these hospitality and customer service type business. A number of peoples are also involved in the fishing and collecting seafoods and sea products for their livelihood. Out of several sea products various kinds of Oyster, Snail, Pearl and their ornaments are very popular to tourists in the seaside and city stores. A number of peoples are also involved in the transportation business for tourists. As Bangladesh is a agricultural country so most of the peoples of this district are also depends on agricultural products for their living even in this coastal district of Bangladesh.

Places of Interest

Inani Beach

Cox's Bazar, mostly famous for its beautiful sea beach and the sunset, has several other attractions, including:

  • Aggmeda Khyang, a large Buddhist monastery, and a place revered by around 400,000 Buddhist people of Cox's Bazar; and the Chittagong Hill Tracts .
  • Himchari , located about 32 km south of Cox's Bazar, is a picnic spot and famous for its waterfalls and provid sufficient security for the tourists.Road to Himchari run by the open sea in one side and hills in othes make the journey to Himchari a path of Heaven.
  • Inani , also 32 km south of Cox's Bazar offers sea bathing.
  • Laboni Beach is the main beach of Cox's Bazar and is considered the main beach due to the fact that it is closest to the town.
  • Maheskhali is a small island (268 square kilometres) off the Cox's Bazar coast. The island offers panoramic scenic beauty and is covered by low hills and mangrove forests. Adinath, a temple of Shiva , and a Buddhist pagoda are also located on the island.
  • Ramu , about 16 km from Cox's Bazar, is a village with sizeable Buddhist population. The village is famous for its handicrafts and homemade cigars .
  • Sonadia Island , a small island of only 9 square kilometers
  • Teknaf , a place situated by the side of Naaf river is the southernmost part of Bangladesh . The place is home to several birds and wild animals.

Hotels The best place to stay in coxbazar may be Hotel "Seagull" or " Hotel Sea Place " with its aesthetic outlook and hospitality feel like in home.Located 500 m close to sea shore and self protected sea beach.

Facts

Cox's Bazar

  • Currently, Cox's Bazar is a district, with Cox's Bazar town as the district headquarters. In 1854 , Cox's Bazar was made a subdivisional headquarters, and it was only after 130 years in 1984 , it was upgraded to become be a district.
  • Population includes Muslims , Hindus and Buddhists (mostly includes Maghs, a section of whom belong to a tribal community of Buddhists)
  • There are eight Upzillas, namely,
  1. Cox's Bazar Sadar
  2. Ramu
  3. Ukhia
  4. Teknaaf
  5. Moheshkhali
  6. Kutubdia
  7. Chokoria and
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Geography and Climate
Comilla is located at 23°27'0?N, 91°12'0?E with a total area of 280 square kilometers. It is bounded by Burchiganj and Tripura on the north, Laksham and Chauddagram on the south, and Barura on the west. The major rivers that pass through Comilla include Gumti and Little Feni.Green and hazel eyes can easily be found in Comilla than anywhere else in Bangladesh.The people of Comilla are multi-ethnic.Afghan.Mughal and British descenders can be found in Comilla.
Administration
The headquarters of Comilla are located in the city of Comilla which has a total area of 11.47 square kilometers. It consists of 18 mouzas and 3 wards. Comilla thana was officially converted into an upazilla in 1983 which contains one municipality 18 wards, 19 union parishads, 452 mouzas and 458 villages.
Subdivisions
Comilla district consists of the following upazilas:[1]
1. Barura Upazila
2. Brahmanpara Upazila
3. Burichong Upazila
4. Chandina Upazila
5. Chauddagram Upazila
6. Daudkandi Upazila
7. Debidwar Upazila
8. Homna Upazila
9. Comilla Sadar Upazila
10. Laksam Upazila
11. Monohorgonj Upazila
12. Meghna Upazila
13. Muradnagar Upazila
14. Nangalkot Upazila
15. South Sadar Upazila
16. Titas Upazila
Economy
For the economic development of the region the "Bangladesh Export Promotion Zone Authority" has established the "Comilla Export Processing Zone" spread over an area of 104.44 hectares (258 Acres) in the Comilla old Airport Area.
Places of Interest
Important landmarks include Kotbari, a cantonment, or military installation and Kandirpar, considered the heart of the Comilla district. Ancient Buddhist Monastery ruins are the major attraction of Mainamati, near Kotbari. There is also a Second World War cemetery located about 3.1 km away from Comilla Cantonment, which was a frontier military base in the fight against the Japanese who had occupied Burma. British Army soldiers killed during the fight with the Japanese Army at the Burma (Myanmar) frontier were buried here.
Kazi Nazrul Islam, the national poet of Bangladesh, passed significant time of his life in this town. Both his wives, Promila Devi and Nargis, hailed from this district.
Comilla Victoria College and Comilla Zilla School are two ancient and famous college and school in the country. Comilla Zilla School was established in the year of 1837. Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) is situated in Kotbari.
Situated by the bank of the river Ghumti, Comilla is also famous for some tanks such as 'Dhormo Sagor', 'Ranir Dighi', 'Nanuar Dighi', 'Ujir Dighi' etc.
Prominent educational institutions
Comilla Cadet College
• University of Comilla
• Comilla Medical College
• Victoria Govt. College
• Comilla Cadet College
• Lalmai College
• Barura Govt. College
• Comilla Govt. College
• Comilla Women College
• Comilla Zilla School
• Nowab Foyzunnessa Govt. Girls' High School
• Comilla High School
• Shilmuri R.R. High School(Barura)
• Yusoof High School
• Ispahani Public School & College
• Iswar Pathshala (High School)
• Our Lady Of Fatima Girl's High School
• Harun Municipality Primary School
• Shaila Rani Devi Girl's High School
• Bejoypur High School
• Comilla Residential school & college
• Central Medical college
• Eastern Medical college
• Tamirul Ummah Madrasha
Notable Personalities
• Dhirendranath Datta: Politician of British India, provincial minister of East Pakistan, Language Movement activist.
• Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad: Ex-president of Bangladesh
• Akhtar Hameed Khan: Social reformer and Development activist.
• Abdur Rashid Engineer: Ex-Minister of Bangladesh Government.[citation needed]
• Lt. Col. (Ret) Akbar Hossain (Bir Protik): Ex-Minister of Bangladesh Government.
• M.K. Anwar: Ex-minister of Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
• Dr. Khondoker Mosharraf Hossain: Ex-minister of Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
• Badal Roy: USA based tabla player.
• SD Burman: The renowned musician of the sub-continent.
• Principal Abul Kalam Mazumder: Politician & best speaker of 1996 parliament.[citation needed]
• DR. ZOBAIDA HANNAN: Renowned Gynaecologist,Social activist,EKUSHEY Medel winner.[citation

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Division_name

Chittagong Division

Coordinates

23.4583° N 91.1833° E

Area

280 km²

Time zone

BST ( UTC+6 )

Population  ( 2007 )
 -  Density
 -  Literacy rate

419623
 - 1498.65/km²
 - 55%

Geography and Climate

Comilla is located at 23°27'0?N, 91°12'0?E with a total area of 280 square kilometers . It is bounded by Burchiganj and Tripura on the north, Laksham and Chauddagram on the south, and Barura on the west. The major rivers that pass through Comilla include Gumti and Little Feni .Green and hazel eyes can easily be found in Comilla than anywhere else in Bangladesh.The people of Comilla are multi-ethnic.Afghan.Mughal and British descenders can be found in Comilla.

Administration

The headquarters of Comilla are located in the city of Comilla which has a total area of 11.47 square kilometers . It consists of 18 mouzas and 3 wards . Comilla thana was officially converted into an upazilla in 1983 which contains one municipality 18 wards, 19 union parishads, 452 mouzas and 458 villages.

Subdivisions

Comilla district consists of the following upazilas:

  1. Barura Upazila
  2. Brahmanpara Upazila
  3. Burichong Upazila
  4. Chandina Upazila
  5. Chauddagram Upazila
  6. Daudkandi Upazila
  7. Debidwar Upazila
  8. Homna Upazila
  9. Comilla Sadar Upazila
  10. Laksam Upazila
  11. Monohorgonj Upazila
  12. Meghna Upazila
  13. Muradnagar Upazila
  14. Nangalkot Upazila
  15. South Sadar Upazila
  16. Titas Upazila
Economy

For the economic development of the region the "Bangladesh Export Promotion Zone Authority" has established the "Comilla Export Processing Zone" spread over an area of 104.44 hectares (258 Acres) in the Comilla old Airport Area.

Places of Interest

Important landmarks include Kotbari, a cantonment , or military installation and Kandirpar, considered the heart of the Comilla district. Ancient Buddhist Monastery ruins are the major attraction of Mainamati , near Kotbari. There is also a Second World War cemetery located about 3.1 km away from Comilla Cantonment, which was a frontier military base in the fight against the Japanese who had occupied Burma. British Army soldiers killed during the fight with the Japanese Army at the Burma ( Myanmar ) frontier were buried here.

Kazi Nazrul Islam , the national poet of Bangladesh , passed significant time of his life in this town. Both his wives, Promila Devi and Nargis, hailed from this district.

Comilla Victoria College and Comilla Zilla School are two ancient and famous college and school in the country. Comilla Zilla School was established in the year of 1837. Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) is situated in Kotbari.

Situated by the bank of the river Ghumti, Comilla is also famous for some tanks such as 'Dhormo Sagor', 'Ranir Dighi', 'Nanuar Dighi', 'Ujir Dighi' etc.

Prominent educational institutions

Comilla Cadet College

  • University of Comilla
  • Comilla Medical College
  • Victoria Govt. College
  • Comilla Cadet College
  • Lalmai College
  • Barura Govt. College
  • Comilla Govt. College
  • Comilla Women College
  • Comilla Zilla School
  • Nowab Foyzunnessa Govt. Girls' High School
  • Comilla High School
  • Shilmuri R.R. High School(Barura)
  • Yusoof High School
  • Ispahani Public School & College
  • Iswar Pathshala (High School)
  • Our Lady Of Fatima Girl's High School
  • Harun Municipality Primary School
  • Shaila Rani Devi Girl's High School
  • Bejoypur High School
  • Comilla Residential school & college
  • Central Medical college
  • Eastern Medical college
  • Tamirul Ummah Madrasha
Notable Personalities
  • Dhirendranath Datta : Politician of British India , provincial minister of East Pakistan , Language Movement activist.
  • Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad : Ex-president of Bangladesh
  • Akhtar Hameed Khan : Social reformer and Development activist.
  • Abdur Rashid Engineer: Ex-Minister of Bangladesh Government.
  • Lt. Col. (Ret) Akbar Hossain ( Bir Protik ): Ex-Minister of Bangladesh Government.
  • M.K. Anwar: Ex-minister of Bangladesh Nationalist Party .
  • Dr. Khondoker Mosharraf Hossain: Ex-minister of Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
  • Badal Roy : USA based tabla player.
  • SD Burman : The renowned musician of the sub-continent.
  • Principal Abul Kalam Mazumder : Politician & best speaker of 1996 parliament.
  • DR. ZOBAIDA HANNAN: Renowned Gynaecologist,Social activist,EKUSHEY Medel winner.

 

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