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Maheshkhali Upazila (মহেশখালী উপজেলা)

মহেশখালী উপজেলাMaheshkhali Upazila

Maheshkhali Upazila is an Upazila under Cox’s Bazar District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh. It is located at 21.5500° Nort 91.9500° East. It is bounded by Chakaria on the north, Cox’s bazar sadar and the Bay of Bengal on the south, Chakaria and Cox’s Bazar sadar on the east, Kutubdia upazila and the Bay of Bengal on the west. Maheshkhali thana was promoted to an upazila in 1982.

Area: 362.18 sq. km
Population (around): 220,000
Density: 606 per sq. km
Total Unions: 7
Mouzas: 25
Villages: 170
Rivers: Bak-khali and Maheshkhali channel
Literacy rate: 27.2%
Colleges: 3
Govt. High School: 1
Government Primary Schools: 47
Main Occupations: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, day laborers, etc.

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