Chittagong division is the largest division of Bangladesh. Chittagong division is located in the Southeastern part of Bangladesh. Chittagong division is separate from other divisions by mountains, rivers and forests. Cox’x Bazar sea beach is located in Chittagong division.
Chittagong division has sub divided into eleven districts. These are Bandarban, Brahmanbaria, Chandpur, Chittagong, Lakshmipur, Comilla, Feni, Khagrachhari, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali and Rangmati. Chittagong division has over thirty thousand square kilometers area. Over 28.4 million people are living in Chittagong division.
Since the ancient time Chittagong division had been a sea port. From 9th century businessmen different countries had trade with this port. During 6th and 7th centuries Chittagong region was under the Arakan kingdom.
Almost people of every religious are living here. There are about 83.92% of Muslim, 13.76% Hinduism, 2.01% Buddhism, 0.11% Christianity and 0.2% other of total people of Chittagong division. Beside the local people there are many tribal people are living in this region. Business is the main occupation of these people. But other people are also living here.
Literacy rate of Chittagong division is 52.70% average. With Chittagong University and Medical College there are many schools, colleges, madrasas, technical institute and several educational institutes have built in Chittagong division.
Chittagong division is full of natural resources. Sangu gas field, Titas gas field and Saldanadi field are situated in Chittagong division. An average 15 million tons of salt in Chittagong and Noakhali has been producing in Chittagong division in every year.
Main rivers of Chittagong division are Meghna, Salda, Karnaphuli and other. Beside the main rivers there are many lacks, cannels, ponds, haors and bils are spread over Chittagong division.
Chittagong division is the largest tourism division in Bangladesh. Many people from abroad come here every year. A lot of international quality hotel-motel and resorts are established Chittagong division.
The communication of Chittagong division to the other part of Bangladesh and foreign country is easy. People can easily travel to Chittagong division by highway, railway, water and air.