Chittagong City Bengali:(চট্রগ্রাম) is a major coastal seaport city in Bangladesh. It is a financial centre in southeastern region of Bangladesh. There are more than 2.5 million people are living in this city. It is the second largest city in this country. The city is situated on the banks of the Karnaphuli River. Chittagong Municipality was founded on 22nd June in 1863. The original area of this city is newly shaped Municipality within six square Miles. Chittagong Municipality was renamed as Chittagong Paura-Shava 27th June of 1977. After that the Paura-Shava was turned into Municipal Corporation on 16th September in 1982.
Chittagong City:() is an ancient city. It passed from Tippera authority to Arakan and then Mogul rule. The Portuguese made inroads in the 16th century. After that the British achieved control in 1760. Chittagong City magnetized people from various countries of the world. These global contacts left a permanent impact on the language, religion and culture of the city. Many Sufis and Saints also visited and stayed in Chittagong. The huge mass of the people of Chittagong are Muslims.
Chittagong City has a charming setting of nature. Its green forests and hills, broad sandy beaches and fine cool climate always attract visitors. It merges the drone of a restless seaport. This City is enclosed by the bay, hills and the river. The ground of this City is high up to two thousand meters from sea level.
Chittagong City is the City of tourism. Shrine of Bayazid Bostami, World War II Cemetery, Foy’s Lake, Ethnological Museum, Court Building, Patenga and Fouzdarhat Sea Beaches and Sitakunda are the most attractive tourist place. This City is full of industries and other commercial institutions.
It is easy to reach to Chittagong City by bus, train and air from inside and outside of the country. Shah Amanat International Airport is situated and operates domestic flights in Chittagong City. Beside this there is a rail way station bring visitors directly from Dhaka City. Every year a lot of visitors from abroad come to visit this seaport city.