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Cox’s Bazar (কক্সবাজার) Overview


Cox’s Bazar (At a glance)

Cox’s Bazar District is a district belongs to Chittagong Division of Bangladesh. This district is named after beautiful Cox’s Bazar, which is considered as one of the longest natural sea beaches of earth. Cox’s Bazar sea beach is located one hundred and fifty kilometres south of Chittagong. It is also renowned by the name “Panowa”. In Bangla literature, Panowa means “Holud Ful”. Another ancient name of Cox’s Bazar was “Palongkee”. The present Cox’s Bazar inherited its name from Captain Hiram Cox who was an army officer in British India.








Division: Chittagong Division
Area: 2,491.86 km2
Location: 21°35′0″N 92°01′0″E
Border: Chittagong District (north), Bay of Bengal (south), Bandarban District (east), and the Bay of Bengal (west).
Average temperature: 34.8 °C
Average maximum temperature: 39.5°C (June)
Average minimum temperature: 11.8 °C (January)
Average amount of rainfall: 3,378  mm
Major rivers: Matamuhuri(মাতামুহুরী), Bakkhali(বাঁকখালী), Reju Khal(রেজু), Naf River(নাফ), Kohalia(কোহালিয়া)
Major Islands: Moheshkhali(মহেশখালী), Kutubdia(কুতুবদিয়া), Sonadia(সোনাদিয়া) and St. Martin (সেন্টমার্টিন)

Total Upazilas: 8
Total Unions: 71
Total villages: 992
Total Police Stations: 8
Total Mouzas: 188

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