Sandwip Upazila

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Sandwip

সন্দ্বীপ
Sandwip is located in Bangladesh
Sandwip
Sandwip
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°29′N 91°26.5′E / 22.483°N 91.4417°E / 22.483; 91.4417Coordinates: 22°29′N 91°26.5′E / 22.483°N 91.4417°E / 22.483; 91.4417
Country Bangladesh
DivisionChittagong Division
DistrictChittagong District
Government
 • MPMahfuzur Rahaman Mita
Area
 • Total762.42 km2 (294.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total472,179
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Sandwip

Sandwip (Bengali: সন্দ্বীপ) is an Upazila of Chittagong District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh. It encompasses the islands of Sandwip which is 3/4 and Urirchar 1/4 of the upazila.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Sandwip is located at 22°29′00″N 91°26′30″E / 22.4833°N 91.4417°E / 22.4833; 91.4417. It has a total area of 762.42 km².[1]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Sandwip had a population of 272,179. Males constituted 49.68% of the population, and females 50.32%. The population aged 18 or over was 122,499. Sandwip had an average literacy rate of 35% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.[3]

Administration[edit]

Sandwip has 14 Unions/Wards, 62 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 34 villages, and 45, 389 households.[4]

  1. Amanullah
  2. Azimpur
  3. Bauria
  4. Gachhua
  5. Haramia
  6. Harispur
  7. Kalapania
  8. Magdhara
  9. Maitbhanga
  10. Musapur
  11. Rahmatpur
  12. Santoshpur
  13. Sarikait
  14. Urirchar

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chowdhury, Towhid Hossain (2012). "Sandwip Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ District in Focus: Chittagong
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  4. ^ http://www.lged.gov.bd/DistrictArea2.aspx?Area=UnionParishad&DistrictID=11