Dhaka Division
ঢাকা বিভাগ
Dacca Division
Location of Dhaka in Bangladesh
Location of Dhaka in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°10′N 90°25′E / 24.167°N 90.417°E / 24.167; 90.417Coordinates: 24°10′N 90°25′E / 24.167°N 90.417°E / 24.167; 90.417
Country Bangladesh
Established1829
Named forDhakeshwari Temple
CapitalDhaka
Government
 • BodyGovernment of Bangladesh
 • Divisional CommissionerMd. Khalilur Rahman[1]
 • Parliamentary constituencyJatiya Sangsad (64 seats)
Area
 • Total20,508.8 km2 (7,918.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2022)[3]
 • Total44,215,107
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
ISO 3166 codeBD-C
HDI (2018)Increase 0.652[4]
Notable sports teamsDhaka Gladiators(Dissolved)
Dhaka Dynamites
Dhaka Metropolis
Dhaka Division
Websitedhakadiv.gov.bd

Dhaka Division (Bengali: ঢাকা বিভাগ, Ḑhaka Bibhag) is an administrative division within Bangladesh.[5] Dhaka serves as the capital city of the Dhaka Division, the Dhaka District and Bangladesh. The division remains a population magnet, covers an area of 20,508.8 km2 with a population in excess of 44 million, growing at 1.94% rate since prior count, compared with national average of 1.22%.[6] However, national figures may include data skewing expatriation of male labor force as gender ratio is skewed towards females.

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.

Administrative divisions

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
1991 Census
Population
2001 Census
Population
2011 Census
Population 2022 census
Dhaka District Dhaka 1,463.60 565.10 5,839,642 8,511,228 12,043,977 14,734,025
Gazipur District Gazipur 1,806.36 697.44 1,621,562 2,031,891 3,403,912 5,263,474
Kishoreganj District Kishoreganj 2,688.59 1,038.07 2,306,087 2,594,954 2,911,907 3,267,630
Manikganj District Manikganj 1,383.66 534.23 1,175,909 1,285,080 1,392,867 1,558,024
Munshiganj District Munshiganj 1,004.29 387.76 1,188,387 1,293,972 1,445,660 1,625,418
Narayanganj District Narayanganj 684.37 264.24 1,754,804 2,173,948 2,948,217 3,909,138
Narsingdi District Narsingdi 1,150.14 444.07 1,652,123 1,895,984 2,224,944 2,584,452
Tangail District Tangail 3,414.35 1,318.29 3,002,428 3,290,696 3,750,781 4,037,608
Faridpur District Faridpur 2,052.68 792.54 1,505,686 1,756,470 1,912,969 2,162,876
Gopalganj District Gopalganj 1,468.74 567.08 1,060,791 1,165,273 1,172,415 1,295,053
Madaripur District Madaripur 1,125.69 434.63 1,069,176 1,146,349 1,165,952 1,293,027
Rajbari District Rajbari 1,092.28 421.73 835,173 951,906 1,049,778 1,189,821
Shariatpur District Shariatpur 1,174.05 453.30 953,021 1,082,300 1,155,824 1,294,561
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.

Sources

Census figures for 1991, 2001, 2011 and 2022 are from Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Population Census Wing. The 2022 Census figures are based on preliminary results.

References

  1. ^ "List of Divisional Commissioners".
  2. ^ "ঢাকা বিভাগ".
  3. ^ "Final Report" (PDF). bbs.portal.gov.bd. 2022-07-23. Retrieved 2022-10-31.
  4. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Subnational HDI - Table - Global Data Lab".
  5. ^ Sajahan Miah (2012). "Dhaka Division". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  6. ^ "Census 2022: Dhaka division home to 44 million people now". 27 July 2022.