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Banshkhali Upazila (বাঁশখালী উপজেলা)

বাঁশখালী উপজেলাBanshkhali Upazila

Banshkhali Upazila is an Upazila under Chittagong District in Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh. It is located at 22.0250° North 91.9542° East. It is bounded by Anwara and Sangu on the north, Chakaria on the south, Lohagara and Satkania on the east, Kutubdia and bay of bengal on the west. There is a canal named “Shonaichari” at Banshkhali which is locally known as “Honaichari”. Businessmen from Chakaria used to buy bamboos from this area and used Shonaichari canal to pass these bamboos to another area. At that time, local people observed that Shonaichari canal filled with bamboos. Banshkhali is named after this historical event.

Area: 391.09 sq. km
Population (around): 400,000
Population Density: 1038 per sq. km
Total Unions: 14
Total Mouzas: 72
Government Hospital: 1
Rivers: Sangu
Hat Bazaar: 40
Post Offices: 3
Crops (main): Paddy
Interesting Places: Banshkhali Eco park.

 

 

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