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Patiya Upazila

Patiya
পটিয়া
Upazila
Patiya is located in Bangladesh
Patiya
Patiya
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates:
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Chittagong District
Area
 • Total 316.47 km2 (122.19 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 398,836
 • Density 1,260/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Patiya

Patiya (}

}}: পটিয়া) is an Upazila of Chittagong District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Administration 3
  • Administration 4
  • History 5
  • Notable residents 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8

Geography

Patiya is located at . It has 70,218 households and a total area of 316.47 km².

Demographics

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Patiya had a population of 398,836. Males constituted 52.1% of the population, and females 47.9%. The population aged 18 or over was 197,399. Patiya had an average literacy rate of 44.3% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.[1]

Administration

Chairman:Professor Mozaffar Ahmed from BNP,

Vice Chairman: Syed yar Mohammad Peyaru,

Woman Vice Chairman:Afroza Begum from BNP

Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO): Rokeya Parvin "Patiya Municipal Chairman":Harunur Rashid "

Administration

Patiya has 22 Unions/ Wards, 136 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 124 villages. The township of Patiya has an area of 9.96 km². It is divided into 9 wards and 9 mahallas.

History

During the British rule, a police station was established in Patiya in 1845. It was upgraded to an upazila in 1984. The region saw revolutionary activities in the 1930s, when revolutionaries from Jugantar and the fugitives of the Chittagong armoury raid fought with British police. During the Bangladesh Liberation War, the area sustained heavy bombings from Pakistan Air Force. [2] The Pakistani occupation army massacred more than 300 Hindus in Muzaffarabad village on 3 May 1971 in collaboration with the Razakars.

Notable residents

See also

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ Article on Patiya Upazila, Banglapedia.


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