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Dhaka Division

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Country  Bangladesh
Time zone  BST (UTC+6)
Capital  Dhaka
ISO 3166 code  BD-C
Area  20,509 km²
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Destinations  Dhaka, Madhupur Upazila, Sonargaon Upazila
Clubs and Teams  Abahani Limited Dhaka, Muktijoddha Sangsad KC, Sheikh Russel KC, Mohammedan Sporting Club
Points of interest  Ahsan Manzil, Dhakeshwari Temple, Lalbagh Fort, Bangladesh National Museum, Liberation War Museum
Colleges and Universities  Bangladesh National University, University of Dhaka, Jahangirnagar University, Jagannath University, Bangladesh University of Engine

Dhaka Division (Bengali: ঢাকা বিভাগ, Ḑhaka Bibhag) is an administrative division within Bangladesh. The capital and largest city is Dhaka. The Division as constituted prior to 2015 covered an area of 31,051 km², and had a population of 47,424,418 at the 2011 Census. However, following the separation of the new Mymensingh Division in 2015, the area has been reduced to 20,508.8 km² with a population at the 2011 Census of 36,433,505.


Map of Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

Dhaka Division is bounded by Mymensingh Division to the north, Barisal Division to the south, Chittagong Division to the east and south-east, Sylhet Division to the north-east, Rangpur Division to the north-west, and Rajshahi Division to the west and Khulna Divisions to the south-west.

Administrative divisions

Dhaka Division, formerly Dacca Division of East Pakistan province, consisted before 2015 of four city corporations, 17 districts, 123 upazilas and 1,248 union parishads. However, four of the most northerly of the 17 districts were removed in 2015 to create the new Mymensingh Division, and another five districts (those situated to the south of the Ganges/Padma River) are in the process of being removed to create a new Faridpur Division.

Note: * revised area and its population after excluding the districts transfered to the new Mymensingh Division.


Dhaka Division Wikipedia