Chandpur - That tells a story
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Chandpur District is an administrative region of Chittagong Division of the south-east of Bangladesh. Padma, Meghna and Dakatiya River joint together at the bay of Chandpur District.
The people Chandpur are famous for hospitality. As a breeding area of elish (hilsha) fish, Chandpur is called "Ilisher House". Until 1984, it was part of the greater Comilla.
In the History of naming Chandpur
At the Time of Bar Bhuiya the Chandpur area was under the tax rular of Bikrampur jomidur. He set up a governing control in this region. According to Historic J. M. Sengupta, by the name of Chandray region name become Chandpur.
Another opinion, by the name of Chand Fakir from Purindpur mahalla, Chandpur City, Coralia region name has been taken as Chandpur.
According to another opinion, an administrator with the name of Shah Ahmed Chand, come here from Delhi in the 15th century. the city named as Chandpur to his honor.
Bangladesh National Fish is Hilsha. According to World Fisher Observation, 65 percent of the world's total hilsha fish are generated in Bangladesh. In India 15 percent, 10 percent in Myanmar, the Arabian Sea is Elish and the rest of the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean countries are caught.
Hilsha fish production from 11 countries, only Bangladesh Hilsha fish production is fastest growing. It is due to geographic location & deep rivers of Padma than the production in 11 countries in the world.
But this time Hilsha fish has been recognized as a product of Bangladesh's patent, design and Trademark's Directorate. As a result, demand for Hilsh fish in international region is strong.
Bangladesh's Hilsha fish has been recognized as the product of geographical indicator (GI). As a result, Hilsha fish will be recognized as a product of Bangladesh in the middle of the globe.
The patent design also confirmed the recognition of the Trademark Office. The directorate said all processes of Hilsha fish registration have been completed in the form of geographical indicator products.
There are 8 Upazilas(Sub-District), 7 Municipalities, 60 Wards, 275 Mahalla, 89 Unions and 1226 Villages in Chandpur district.
**8 Upazilas(Sub-District) in Chandpur district are as follows:
1. Chandpur Sadar Upazila
2. Hajiganj Upazila
3. Kachua Upazila
4. Faridganj Upazila
5. Mutalat North Upazila
6. Mutlab South Upazila
7. Haimchar Upazila
8. Shahrasti Upazila
**7 Municipalities of Chandpur District are as follows:
1. Chandpur Municipality
2. Hajiganj Municipality
3. Kachua Municipality
4. Faridganj Municipality
5. Mutlab North Municipality
6. Mutlab South Municipality
7. Shahrasti Municipality
*Total of 89 Unions in Chandpur district:
Chandpur Municipality: Total 14 Unions. They are as follows:
Vishnupur, Ashiqati, Kalyanpur, Shah Mahmoodpur, Rampur, Moishadi, Tarpurchandi, Bagadi, Balia, Rajkumar, Ibrahimpur, Chandra, Hanachar and Rajrajeshwar.
Hajiganj Municipality: Total 12 Unions. They are as follows:
Rajargaon North, Bakila, Kalchoon North, Kalchoon South, Hajiganj Sadar, Barkul East, Barkul West, Hatila East, Sughtarpur North, Sughtarpur South, Hatila West and 12 villages (New).
Kachua Municipality: Total 12 Unions. They are as follows:
Sachar, Pathair, Bitara, Palakhale, Sahadepur West, Kachua North, Kachua South, Kadla, Kadya, Gohat North, Gohat South and Ashrafpur.
Faridganj Municipality: Total 15 Unions. They are as follows:
Balithuba West, Balithuba East, Subidpur East, Subidpur West, Gupti East, Gupti West, Pikepara North, Pikepara South, Gobindpur North, Gobindpur South, Char Sadia East, Char Sadiya West, Faridganj South, Rupsa North and Rupsa South.
Mutlab North Municipality: Total 14 Unions. They are as follows:
Sattnal, Baganbari, Sadullahpur, Durgapur, Kalakanda, Mohanpur, Ekhlachpur, Zaheerabad, Fatpur East, Fatehpur West, Faraji Kandi, Islamabad, Sultanabad and Gajra.
Mutlab South Municipality: Total 6 Unions. They are as follows:
Nayergaon North, Nayergaon South, Khadergaon, Narayanpur, Upadi North and Upadi South.
Hymchar: Total 6 Unions. They are as follows:
Gazipur, Algi Durgapur North, Algi Durgapur South, Nilkamal, Haimchar and Char Bhairabi.
Shahrasti Municipality: Total 10 Unions. They are as follows:
Tamta North, Tamta South, Meher North, Meher South, Raysri North, Raysri South, Indexpara North, Indexpara South, Chitoshi East and Chitoshi West.