Map - Chittagong District (Chittagong)

Chittagong District (Chittagong)
Chittagong District, renamed the Chattogram District, is a district located in the south-eastern region of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Chattogram Division. The port city of Chattogram, which is the second largest city in Bangladesh, is located within this district.

Because of the natural harbour, Chattogram had been an important location for trade, drawing Arab traders as early as the 9th century CE. The region fell under the rule of kings from Arakan in the 16th and 17th centuries, but later, the Mughal Army under Shaista Khan conquered Chattogram. During the 17th century, the region also faced a lot of attacks by Portuguese pirates. The Mughals established Chattogram as a district in 1666. Chattogram is the 2nd largest district in Bangladesh by population and area. The Chattogram Hill Tracts were separated from Chittagong in 1860. In 1947, Chattogram came under Pakistan and became part a district of East Pakistan. Port of Chattogram was a big spot for exports and imports of Pakistan. After the liberation of Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar District was separated in 1984.

 
Map - Chittagong District (Chittagong)
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Chittagong, the second-largest city, is the busiest port on the Bay of Bengal.

The official language is Bengali, one of the easternmost branches of the Indo-European language family.
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Currency / Language  
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BDT Bangladeshi taka ৳ 2
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