|• Divisional Commissioner||Md. Khalilur Rahman|
|• Total||20,508.8 km2 (7,918.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
|ISO 3166 code||BD-C|
|Notable sports teams||Dhaka Gladiators(Dissolved)|
Dhaka Division (Bengali: ঢাকা বিভাগ, Ḑhaka Bibhag) is an administrative division within Bangladesh. Dhaka serves as the capital city of the Dhaka Division, the Dhaka District and Bangladesh. It is also the largest city of the country. It comes among the 10 most populous cities of the world. The division covers an area of 20,508.8 km2 with a population of 21,741,005, as per the 2021 census.
Dhaka Division borders every other division in the country except Rangpur Division. It 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, and Rajshahi Division to the west and Khulna Divisions to the south-west.
Dhaka Division consisted before 2015 of four city corporations, 13 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.
|Name||Capital||Area (km2)||Area (sq mi)||Population
|North of the Padma (Ganges)
(proposed reduced Dhaka Division)
|South of the Padma (Ganges)
(proposed new Faridpur Division)
|Total Districts *||13||20,508.80||7,918.49||23,964,789||29,180,051||36,433,505|
Note: * revised area and its population after excluding the districts transferred to the new Mymensingh Division.
Census figures for 1991, 2001 and 2011 are from Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Population Census Wing. The 2011 Census figures are based on preliminary results.