|Etymology||Possibly from Bengali তিতা (tita), meaning "bitter" or "wet"|
|Native name||তিতাস (Bengali)|
|Bay of Bengal via the Meghna River|
|Length||98 kilometres (61 mi)|
|River system||Surma-Meghna River System|
The Titas River (Bengali : তিতাসTitāsa; also Romanized Titash) is a transboundary river that merges into the Meghna river and forms part of the Surma-Meghna River System. Titas starts its journey from the Tripura State, with Haora as one of its right tributaries. The river is 98 kilometres (61 mi) long and joins Meghna river near Ashuganj, Brahmanbaria. Bangladesh's first Y-shaped bridge is over this river connecting Comilla and Brahmanbaria.
Titas Gas, the biggest natural gas reserve of Bangladesh located in Brahmanbaria, which supplies gas to capital Dhaka, is named after this river. One of the offshoots of the Meghna river is also named as the Titas which branches out from the Meghna at Chatlapur and again meets the Meghna at Nabinagar UpazilaThe river has become narrow and shallow in many places due to siltation.
Titash Ekti Nadir Naam (A River Called Titas) is a 1956 novel by Bengali writer Adwaita Mallabarman and adapted into the 1973 film of the same name by Ritwik Ghatak. It is a depiction of the lives of a fishing community dependent on the Titas River.
Divisions are the first-level administrative divisions in Bangladesh. As of 2023, there are eight divisions of Bangladesh, each named after the major city within its jurisdiction that also serves as the administrative seat of that division. Each division is divided into several districts which are further subdivided into upazilas, then union councils.
The Meghna River is one of the major rivers in Bangladesh, one of the three that form the Ganges Delta, the largest delta on earth, which fans out to the Bay of Bengal. A part of the Surma-Meghna River System, Meghna is formed inside Bangladesh in Kishoreganj District above the town of Bhairab Bazar by the joining of the Surma and the Kushiyara, both of which originate in the hilly regions of eastern India as the Barak River. The Meghna meets its major tributary, the Padma, in Chandpur District. Other major tributaries of the Meghna include the Dhaleshwari, the Gumti, and the Feni. The Meghna empties into the Bay of Bengal in Bhola District via four principal mouths, named Tetulia (Ilsha), Shahbazpur, Hatia, and Bamni.
The Padma is a major river in Bangladesh. It is the main distributary of the Ganges, flowing generally southeast for 356 kilometres (221 mi) to its confluence with the Meghna River near the Bay of Bengal. The city of Rajshahi is situated on the banks of the river. Since 1966, over 66,000 hectares of land has been lost due to erosion of the Padma.
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Titash Ekti Nadir Naam, or A River Called Titas, is a 1973 film that was a joint production between India and Bangladesh directed by Ritwik Ghatak. The movie was based on a novel by the same name, written by Adwaita Mallabarman. The movie explores the life of the fishermen on the bank of the Titas River in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh.
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Gokarna stands on the bank of Haral River in Bangladesh which connected with Titas River. This village was historically considered as a remote area; prior to the modern era of road travel its inhabitants relied on boats. Many highly respected people were born in Gokarna, including Nawaab Syed Shamsul Huda KCIE born in 1862 at this village. He became the first Muslim president of the Imperial Legislative Council in 1921. In the past, people traveled from Gokarna to Dhaka and Calcutta by river.
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