CHITTAGONG , a seaport of
See also:British India, giving its name to a
See also:district and two divisions of Eastern Bengal and
See also:Assam . It is situated on the right
See also:bank of the Karnaphuli
See also:river, about 12 M. from its mouth . It is the
See also:terminus of the Assam-Bengal railway . The municipal
See also:area covers about 9 sq. m.; pop . (1901) 22,140 . The
See also:borne exports consist chiefly of jute, other items being
See also:tea, raw
See also:rice and hides . There is also a large
See also:trade by
See also:country boats, bringing chiefly cotton, rice, spices,
See also:sugar and
See also:tobacco . Since
See also:October 1905 Chittagong has become the chief
See also:port of the new province of Eastern Bengal and Assam . The DISTRICT OF CHITTAGONG is situated at the
See also:north-east corner of the province, occupying a
See also:strip of
See also:coast and hills between the sea and the mountains of
See also:Burma . Its area is 2492 sq. m . In 1901 the population was 1,353.250, showing an increase of 5 % in the
See also:decade . A few unimportant ranges rise within the north-eastern portion, the highest
See also:hill being the sacred Sitakund, 1155 ft. high .
See also:rivers are the Karnaphuli, on which Chittagong
See also:town is situated, navigable by sea-going
See also:ships as far as Chittagong port, and by large trading boats for a considerable distance higher up, and the Halda and the Sangu, which are also navigable by large boats . The
See also:wild animals are tigers, elephants,
See also:rhinoceros, leopards and
See also:deer . The
See also:climate is comparatively cool, owing to the sea
See also:breeze which prevails during the
See also:day; but for the same reason, the atmosphere is very moist, with heavy dews at
See also:night and fogs . Chittagong was ceded to the East India
See also:Company by
See also:Nawab Mir Kasim in 176o . The
See also:northern portion of the district is traversed by the Assam-Bengal railway . Tea cultivation is moderately successful . The CHITTAGONG HILL TRACTS formed an
See also:independent district from 186o to 1891, were then reduced to the status of a sub-division, but were again created a district in 1900 . They occupy the ranges between Chittagong proper and the south Lushai hills . The area covers 5138 sq. m . In 1901 the population was 124,762, showing an increase of 16 % in the decade . The inhabitants, who are either Arakanese or aboriginal tribes, are almost all Buddhists . The
See also:head-quarters are at Rangamati, which was wrecked by the cyclone of October 1897 .
The DIVISION OF CHITTAGONG lies at the north-east corner of the
See also:Bay of Bengal, extending northward along the
See also:left bank of the
See also:Meghna . It consists of the districts of Chittagong, the Hill Tracts,
See also:Noakhali and
See also:Tippera . Its area covers 11,773 sq. m.; the population in 1901 was 4,737,731 .
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