Ali Kadam Upazila

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Ali Kadam

Ali Kadam is located in Bangladesh
Ali Kadam
Ali Kadam
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 21°40′N 92°18.3′E / 21.667°N 92.3050°E / 21.667; 92.3050Coordinates: 21°40′N 92°18.3′E / 21.667°N 92.3050°E / 21.667; 92.3050
Country Bangladesh
DivisionChittagong Division
DistrictBandarban District
 • Total885.78 km2 (342.00 sq mi)
 • Total24,782
 • Density28/km2 (72/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)

Ali Kadam (Bengali: আলিকদম) is an Upazila of Bandarban District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.[1]


Ali Kadam is located at 21°40′00″N 92°18′20″E / 21.6667°N 92.3056°E / 21.6667; 92.3056 . It has 4,923 households and a total area of 885.78 km².


According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Ali Kadam had a population of 24,782. Males constituted 55.21% of the population, and females 44.79%. The population aged 18 or over was 13,312. Ali Kadam had an average literacy rate of 20.7% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%.[2]


The religions of Ali Kadam are Muslim 85.32%, Buddhist 13.68%, Hindu 0.77%, with 0.23% following other religions. The religious institutions consist of 680 mosques, 65 pagodas, 55 Buddhist temples and 8 Hindu temples.

Points of interest[edit]

View of Ali Kadam upaliza near Ali's Tunnel.

Alikadam is a popular hiking destination among tourists for the tunnels in the mountains known as "Alir Guha" or "Ali's Tunnels". Tourists are expected to face slippery and muddy terrains for the hike to the tunnels. Winter is the safest season to travel because the mountain streams and rivers are dangerous during Monsoon.


Alikadam has 4 Unions, 6 Mauzas and 148 villages.

  • Alikadam Sadar Union
  • Chaikkhyang Union
  • Noyapara Union
  • Kurukpata Union


There is a shortage of high schools. Now there is only a government high in Ali Kadam.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Atikur Rahman (2012). "Alikadam Upazila". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.