Map - Chittagong Hill Tracts (Parbattya Chattagram District)

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Chittagong Hill Tracts (Parbattya Chattagram District)

The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT; পার্বত্য চট্টগ্রাম, Parbotto Choŧŧogram; or the Hill Tracts for short) are an area within the Chattogram Division in southeastern Bangladesh, bordering India and Myanmar (Burma). Covering 13295 km2, they formed a single district until 1984, when they were divided into three districts: Khagrachari District, Rangamati Hill District, and Bandarban District. Topographically, the Hill Tracts are the only extensively hilly area in Bangladesh. It was historically settled by many tribal refugees from Burma Arakan in 16th century and now it is settled by indigenous peoples who have been living there since.

The Chittagong Hill Tracts along with Ladakh, Sikkim, Tawang, Darjeeling, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, constitute the few remaining abodes of Buddhism in South Asia.

Hill Tracts (CHT) the only extensive hilly area in Bangladesh lies in southeastern part of the country (210 25' N to 230 45' N latitude and 910 54' E to 920 50' E longitude) bordering Myanmar on the southeast, the Indian state of Tripura on the north, Mizoram on the east and Chittagong district on the west. The area of the Chittagong Hill Tracts is about 13,184 km 2, which is approximately one-tenth of the total area of Bangladesh. The Chittagong Hill Tracts, combining three hilly districts of Bangladesh: Rangamati, Khagrachhari and Bandarban districts. The mountainous rugged terrain with deep forests, lakes and falls gives it a divergent character from the rest of Bangladesh.

 

Map - Chittagong Hill Tracts (Parbattya Chattagram District)

Latitude / Longitude : 22° 48' 0" N / 92° 19' 60" E | Time zone : UTC+6 | Currency : BDT | Telephone : 880  

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