Districts of Bangladesh

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Districts of Bangladesh

The divisions of Bangladesh are divided into 64 [1] districts or zila. [2] The downtown of a district is called a district city (Jela Shodor), which translates to "District Downtown". The districts are further subdivided into 492 sub-districts or upazila. [3]

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History

Before independence, Bangladesh (then known as East Pakistan) had 20 districts.

English spelling change

In April 2018, the government changed the English spelling of five districts to avoid inconsistencies in the Bengali and English spellings. The spellings have been changed from Bogra to Bogura, Barisal to Barishal, Jessore to Jashore, Chittagong to Chattogram and Comilla to Cumilla. [4]

Administration

Deputy commissioner

A deputy commissioner (popularly abbreviated to "DC") is the executive head of the district. Deputy commissioners are appointed by the government from the deputy secretary BCS Administration Cadre.

District councils

A district council (or zila parishad) is a local government body at the district level. [5] The Bengali word parishad means council and zila parishad translates to district council.

The functions of a district council include construction and maintenance of roads, and bridges, building hospitals and dispensaries, schools and educational institutions, health facilities and sanitation, tube wells for drinking water, rest houses, and coordination of activities of the Union parishads within the district.

Timeline of creation

1666
1769
1772
1772
3 January 1782
1786
1787
1790
1797
1815
1821
1832
1860
1882
1947
1969
1971
1978
1983
22 February 1984
1 March 1984

District list

Bangladesh district list
DistrictBengaliDivisionEstablishedPopulation (2011)
in thousands [28]
Area (km2) [28]
Barguna District বরগুনাBarisal19848821831
Barisal District বরিশালBarisal179722912785
Bhola District ভোলাBarisal198417583403
Jhalokati District ঝালকাঠিBarisal1984596749
Patuakhali District পটুয়াখালীBarisal196915173221
Pirojpur District পিরোজপুরBarisal198411031308
Bandarban District বান্দরবানChittagong19813834479
Brahmanbaria District ব্রাহ্মণবাড়িয়াChittagong198428081927
Chandpur District চাঁদপুরChittagong198423931704
Chittagong District চট্টগ্রামChittagong166675095283
Comilla District কুমিল্লাChittagong179053043085
Cox's Bazar District কক্সবাজারChittagong198422752492
Feni District ফেনীChittagong19841420928
Khagrachhari District খাগড়াছড়িChittagong19836082700
Lakshmipur District লক্ষ্মীপুরChittagong198417111456
Noakhali District নোয়াখালীChittagong182130723601
Rangamati District রাঙ্গামাটিChittagong19835966116
Dhaka District ঢাকাDhaka1772118751464
Faridpur District ফরিদপুরDhaka181518672073
Gazipur District গাজীপুরDhaka198433331800
Gopalganj District গোপালগঞ্জDhaka198411491490
Kishoreganj District কিশোরগঞ্জDhaka198428532689
Madaripur District মাদারীপুরDhaka198411491145
Manikganj District মানিকগঞ্জDhaka198413791379
Munshiganj District মুন্সিগঞ্জDhaka19841420955
Narayanganj District নারায়ণগঞ্জDhaka19842897700
Narsingdi District নরসিংদীDhaka198422021141
Rajbari District রাজবাড়ীDhaka198410401119
Shariatpur District শরীয়তপুরDhaka198411461182
Tangail District টাঙ্গাইলDhaka196935713414
Bagerhat District বাগেরহাটKhulna198414613959
Chuadanga District চুয়াডাঙ্গাKhulna198411231177
Jessore District যশোরKhulna178127422567
Jhenaidah District ঝিনাইদহKhulna198417561961
Khulna District খুলনাKhulna188222944394
Kushtia District কুষ্টিয়াKhulna194719331601
Magura District মাগুরাKhulna19849131049
Meherpur District মেহেরপুরKhulna1984652716
Narail District নড়াইলKhulna1984715990
Satkhira District সাতক্ষীরাKhulna198419733858
Jamalpur District জামালপুরMymensingh197822652032
Mymensingh District ময়মনসিংহMymensingh178750424363
Netrokona District নেত্রকোণাMymensingh198422072810
Sherpur District শেরপুরMymensingh198413341364
Bogra District বগুড়াRajshahi182133712920
Joypurhat District জয়পুরহাটRajshahi1983909965
Naogaon District নওগাঁRajshahi198425763436
Natore District নাটোরRajshahi198416961896
Chapainawabganj District চাঁপাইনবাবগঞ্জRajshahi198416351703
Pabna District পাবনাRajshahi183224972372
Rajshahi District রাজশাহীRajshahi177225732407
Sirajganj District সিরাজগঞ্জRajshahi198430722498
Dinajpur District দিনাজপুরRangpur178629703438
Gaibandha District গাইবান্ধাRangpur198423492179
Kurigram District কুড়িগ্রামRangpur198420502296
Lalmonirhat District লালমনিরহাটRangpur198412491241
Nilphamari District নীলফামারীRangpur198418201580
Panchagarh District পঞ্চগড়Rangpur19849811405
Rangpur District রংপুরRangpur177228662368
Thakurgaon District ঠাকুরগাঁওRangpur198413801810
Habiganj District হবিগঞ্জSylhet198420592637
Moulvibazar District মৌলভীবাজারSylhet198419022799
Sunamganj District সুনামগঞ্জSylhet198424433670
Sylhet District সিলেটSylhet178234043490

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