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Feni District

Feni
ফেনী
District
Nickname(s): The Southeastern Nucleus, শমসের নগর
Location of Feni in Bangladesh
Location of Feni in Bangladesh
Coordinates:
Country  Bangladesh
Division Comilla Division
Area
 • District 928.34 km2 (358.43 sq mi)
 • Metro 197.33 km2 (76.19 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • District 1,437,371
 • Density 1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 64.0%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3900
Website .bd.gov.dcfeniwww

Feni (Bengali: ফেনী জেলা , Feni Jela also Feni Zilla) is a small southeastern district of Bangladesh bordering (clockwise from the north) Tripura in [India], Chittagong District, the Bay of Bengal, Noakhali District and Comilla District.[1] It comprises six sub-districts ("Upazilas"): Feni Sadar, Chhagalnaiya, Porshuram, Fulgazi (variant of Phool Ghazi), Daganbhuiyan and Sonagazi.

The main highway of Bangladesh, Dhaka-Chittagong inter-district highway passes through Feni. Buses usually take 3–4 hours to travel on 165 km highway from Dhaka and about 2 hours from Chittagong. There is a railway junction situated here called Feni Junction. Panoramic landscape comprising the Tripura valley, Feni River estuarine and green paddy fields add to Feni District's scenic beauty. Feni is also important from strategic viewpoints, its position near the Indian border and the Bay of Bengal. Feni is also the only connecting link between the rest of the country and the districts of Chittagong (where the largest port of the country is situated), Cox's Bazar (the most important tourist destination of the country) and three Hill Districts: Rangamati, Bandaraban and Khagrachari.

One of the three Girls Cadet Colleges in Bangladesh is situated in Feni. The other two are in Mymensingh District and Joypurhat District. The country's only Government-run Computer Institute also is situated in Feni. Three private electricity plants supplying electricity are existing here.

Contents

  • Administration 1
  • Sports 2
  • Notable people 3
    • Politicians 3.1
    • Journalists and editors 3.2
    • Culture 3.3
  • Tourists Destination 4
  • Business Firms 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Administration

Feni District was established on February 15, 1984. It has six upazillas, 45 union parishads, and approximately 570 villages including North Chandpur. The upazillas are:

  1. Feni Sadar
  2. Sonagazi
  3. Fhulgazi
  4. Chagalnaiya
  5. Daganbhuiyan
  6. Parshuram

Sports

Shahid Salam Stadium is the main sports venue in Feni. One great All-rounder named Rajesh Poddar born in Feni. It is the home ground of Bangladesh Premier League (football) team Feni Soccer Club.

Notable people

Politicians

Journalists and editors

Culture

Tourists Destination

Hatia Island, Graveyard of St. Pagla Mia, Muhuri Barrage, Sarsadi Mosque and Fort, Sasam gazi Fort and Armoury, Kachar Bari of Tripura Moharaza, Bijoy Sing Dighi, Rajazhi Dighi, Lalpur and Shuvapur Fort, BRRI, Feni Academy etc.

Business Firms

  • Star Line Group
  • Zenith Pharma
  • Renata Pharmaceuticals
  • Nokshi Properties Ltd.
  • Sizzol Foods
  • I-Computer Feni
  • Moubon Food Products (since 1995)

References

  1. ^ Tipu Sultan (2012). "Feni District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.).  

External links

  • Feni District Administration
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