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Chakaria Upazila (চকোরিয়া উপজেলা)

চকোরিয়া উপজেলাChakaria Upazila

Chakaria Upazila is an Upazila belongs to Cox’s Bazar District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh. It is located at 21.7861° North 92.0778° East. It is bounded by Lohagara, Banshkhali and Lama on the north, Cox’s bazar sadar and Ramu on the south, Lama and Naikhongchhari on the east, Maheshkhali and Kutubdia on the west. The upazila is surrounded by the Matamuhuri, Maheshkhali, Kutubdia Channel and Bara Matamuhuri. As per historians, Chakaria thana was constituted in 1973 and was turned into an upazila in 1983.

Area: 643.46 sq. km
Population (around): 420,000
Population Density: 636 per sq. km
Total Unions: 17
Total Mouzas: 64
Villages: 340
Literacy rate: 23.15%
Govt. Primary Schools: 77
Govt. High Schools: 2
Hat Bazaars: Rajakhali Alek Shah Bazar, Pekua Hat, Khuta-khali, Magh Bazar, etc.
Main Crops: Paddy, potato,maize, sugarcane, wheat, ground nut, betel, watermelon, vegetables, etc.
Interesting Places: Tomb of Shah Umar, Sat-gumbad Masjid, Hasher Dighi, etc.


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