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Chittagong • Comilla
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• Noakhali • Rangamati
22.66° N 92.19°
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Rangamati District ( chittagong
division) with an area of 6116.13 sq
km, is bounded by the Tripura State of India
on the north, bandarban
district on the south, Mizoram State
of India and Chin State of Myanmar on the
districts on the west. Annual average
temperature: maximum 34.6°C, minimum 13.4°C;
annual rainfall 3031 mm. Rivers
, Thega, Horina, Kassalong, Shublang,
Chingri, Rainkhiang and Kaptai.
Rangamati (Town) a municipal town,
consists of 9 wards and 35 mahallas. The area
of the town is 64.75 sq km. The town has a
population of 65294; male 57.68%, female 42.32%.
Density of population is 1008 per sq km. Literacy
rate among the town people is 60.8%. The town
has one dakbungalow.
Administration Rangamati subdivision
was turned into a district in 1983. It consists
of 10 upazilas, 1 municipality, 9 wards, 35
mahallas, 50 union parishads, 162 mouzas and
1347 villages. The upazilas are baghaichhari
Archaeological heritage and relics Palace
, dighi and mosque of Raja Jan Bashk
Khan, remnants of the residence of Raja Harish
Chandra Roy and the hanging bridge.
Historical event Before the Muslim
conquest Rangamati region was a contesting
ground between the kings of the Tripura and
the Arakan. In 1966 this region came under
the Mughals. It was leased to the English
East India Company in 1760-61. In 1737 one
tribal leader Sher Mosta Khan took refuge
with the Mughals. From this time onward the
Chakmas settled in this region who were followed
by other ethnic nationals.
Population 507180; male 53.59%,
female 46.41%; Muslim 39.28%, Hindu 5.62%,
Christian 1.12%, Buddhist 53.83%, and others
0.15%; ethnic nationals: Chakma, Bome, Chak,
Khumi, Kheyang, Lusai, Mo, Murang, Panku,
Literacy and educational institutions
Average literacy 36.5%; male 45.8% and
female 24.7%. Educational institutions: government
college 2, non-government college 13, government
high school 6, non-government high school
45, junior school 22, government primary school
291, non-government primary school 120, madrasa
61, technical school 7.
Cultural organisations Club 155,
public library 3, cinema hall 5, officers
club 2, shilpakala academy 2.
Newspapers and periodicals Dailies:
Banabhumi, Gairika, Giripath, Parbatya Barta,
extinct: weekly Samata.
Main occupations Agriculture 41.94%,
agricultural labourer 12.06%, wage labourer
4.95%, commerce 8.22%, service 13.04%, fishing
2.02%, industry 4.57%, forestry 3.2% and others
Land use Cultivable land 12275 hectares.
Value of land Market price of cultivable
land is approximately Tk. 10000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, potato,
cotton, corn, mustard seed.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana,
pineapple, litchi, black berry.
Manufactories Major manufactories
include Chandraghona Paper and Rayon Mill,
Plywood Factory, Hydro-electric Project, Satellite
Station at Betbunia, Ghagra Textile Mills,
Cottage industries Weaving, goldsmith,
blacksmith, wood work, welding, etc.
Main hats and bazars Major hats
and bazars include Marisha, Dudchhari, Maini,
Sublang, Rangamati, Kaptai, Bangalhalia, Roykhali,
Baraichhari, Ghagda, Kawkhali, Kutubchhari,
Naniarchhar, Barkal, Baghaichhari, Belaichhari,
Juraichhari, Langadu, Rajasthali.
Main exports Timber,
jackfruit, pineapple, forest goods.
Health centres Upazila health complex
10, union health centre 28, family planning
centre 48. [Atikur Rahman]
of Unions in Rangamati District:
- Rangamati Sadar Upazila
- Belaichhari Upazila
- Bilaichari Sadar
- Bagaichhari Upazila
- Khedar Mara
- Barkal Upazila
Statue of sitting Buddha, Rangamati.
- Juraichhari Upazila
- Rajasthali Upazila
- Kaptai Upazila
- Langadu Upazila
- Bhasonna Adam
- Mannerchar Upazila