Chittagong

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Functions of DTE publisher Directorate of Technical Education accessdate 21 August 2013 Chittagong College, established in 1869, is the earliest modern institution for higher education in the city.


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5, CDA Avenue, Ispahani Moar, Dampara, Chittagong. lat long directions phone 031-622879, 031-622892. tollfree fax hours price content The International fast food chain KFC has recently opened its first outlet in Chittagong promising to serve high quality fast food in a popular array of complete meals to enrich the consumer’s everyday life. * WikiPedia:Chittagong Dmoz:Regional Asia Bangladesh Localities Chittagong Commons:Category:Chittagong


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The southern zone of Bangladesh Power Development Board is responsible for supplying electricity to city dwellers. WikiPedia:Chittagong Dmoz:Regional Asia Bangladesh Localities Chittagong Commons:Category:Chittagong


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hilly terrain and faces the Bay of Bengal. Chittagong has a recorded history dating back more than a millennium. Arabs traded with its port since the 9th-century. It was visited by numerous historic world travellers, such as Ibn Battuta and Niccolo De Conti, as well as the Chinese Imperial Treasure Fleet (Treasure voyages). It gained prominence as a Portuguese (Portuguese Empire) trading center during the 16th-century. Under British rule (British Raj), it was a divisional capital (Chittagong Division) in the Bengal Presidency and the headquarters of the Assam Bengal Railway. The Port of Chittagong developed during the late 19th-century. It was a major gateway for the tea, rice, jute and oil trade in the region. The city and its airport were a vital base for American and British forces during the Burma Campaign in World War II. After the Partition of British India in 1947, Chittagong became the chief port of East Pakistan. During the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, the declaration of Bangladesh's independence (Bangladeshi Declaration of Independence) was proclaimed from Chittagong. The city is home to many of Bangladesh's oldest and largest companies, as well as the Chittagong Stock Exchange and the Chittagong Tea Auction. It is a hub of logistics and heavy industry. The Asian University for Women is based in the city; as are major public universities, including Chittagong University, the Chittagong Medical College and Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology. Important landmarks include the colonial Divisional Court, the Circuit House, Foy's Lake, the Commonwealth War Cemetery (Commonwealth War Cemetery, Chittagong), the Ethnological Museum of Chittagong, the Anderkilla Imperial Jame Mosque, historic Sufi shrines, the Chittagong Buddhist Monastery and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chittagong. Etymology ''Chittagong'' is the romanized name of the city. The city has various recorded Bengali (Bengali language) names, including ''Chattagram'', ''Chattagaon'', ''Chattala'', ''Chativavo'', ''Chaityabhumi'' and ''Chatgaon''. To the Arabs (Arab people), who had frequented the port for centuries, it was long known as ''Shetgang'', a term that evolved from the Arabic words ''Shatt'' (delta) and ''Ganga'' (Ganges). Ma Huan, a Chinese treasure voyager in the 14th century, transliterated it into Mandarin as ''Cheh-ti-gan''. Many scholars contend that Chittagong is the legendary city of '''Bengala''', that was written in European chronicles during the Age of Discovery. The Arakanese refer to the city with the phrase ''tsi tsi gong'', which means "the war that should never be fought". According to legend, an invading Arakanese king refrained from attacking the city after he was impressed by its nature. The term "Chati" refers to the calling of the ''adhan'' by Muslim imams from hilltops with lamps. The hills are at the core of Chittagonian heritage and identity, and the city's recorded name of Chati-gaon (village) is derived from this tradition. WikiPedia:Chittagong Dmoz:Regional Asia Bangladesh Localities Chittagong Commons:Category:Chittagong


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and a quickfire 27 from 16 balls in the second helped set up England's match-winning declaration. He also picked up three wickets, returning a notable analysis (bowling analysis) of 7-4-7-2 in the Bangladeshis' (Bangladeshi cricket team) first innings. He played in only the first of the ODIs against Sri Lanka (Sri Lankan cricket team), a disastrous ten-wicket defeat, and was not selected for any other international games on that tour. background group_or_band origin WikiPedia:Chittagong Dmoz:Regional Asia Bangladesh Localities Chittagong Commons:Category:Chittagong


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that Bagha Jatin was in Balasore waiting for a German arms delivery. Police went on to find out the hiding places of Bagha Jatin and associates and after a gun-fight the revolutionaries were either killed or arrested. The German plot thus failed. History Radio transmission in the region now forming Bangladesh started in Dhaka on December 16, 1939. Initially, the station was located in old Dhaka. Later, the station was relocated to Shahbag. It played an important role during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. On March 26, 1971, the broadcasting center of Radio Pakistan was used to transmit a declaration of independence, which was picked up by a Japanese ship in the Chittagong Harbor and retransmitted. During the war, it was known as ''Shwadhin Bangla Betar Kendro'' (Independent Bengal Radio Station). Due to heavy shelling, the station had to be relocated several times, and ultimately moved to Calcutta on May 25, from where it would broadcast until the end of the war. On December 6, it was renamed Bangladesh Betar. Revolutionary activities Ambika Chakrabarty's father's name was Nanda Kumar Chakarabarty. He was a member of Chittagong Jugantar party. He took part in the Chittagong armoury raid led by Surya Sen. On 18 April 1930, he led a group of revolutionaries, who destroyed the entire communication system in Chittagong. On 22 April 1930, he was seriously injured in the gunfight with the British army in Jalalabad. But he was able to escape. After a few months, he was arrested by the police from his hideout and sentenced to death. However, the sentence was later changed to transportation for life to the Cellular Jail in Port Blair. Sengupta, Subodh Chandra (ed.) (1988) ''Sansad Bangali Charitabhidhan'' (in Bengali), Kolkata: Sahitya Sansad, p.33 valign "top" style "font-size: 85%;" rowspan "3" Chittagong Divisional Stadium, Chittagong, Bangladesh Umpires: A Rauf (Asad Rauf) (Pak (Pakistan)) and SA Bucknor (Steve Bucknor) (WI (West Indies)) Sonali Bank has a total of 1194 branches Out of them, 342 are located in urban areas, 850 in rural areas, and 2 are located overseas. It also operates the Sonali Exchange Company Inc. in USA and Sonali Bank (UK) Ltd., United Kingdom , to facilitate foreign exchange remittances. Sonali Bank UK remits up to to 14 destinations across Bangladesh directly, these include Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Maulvibazar, Beanibazar, Balaganj, Biswanath, Jagannathpur, Sunamganj, Golapganj, Nabigonj, Habigonj, Kulaura or Tajpur. There are currently three branches in the UK, one located in Brick Lane, London, another in Small Heath, Birmingham and in Manchester. '''Chittagonian''' (চাটগাঁইয়া বুলি ''Chaţgãia Buli'') is an Indo-Aryan (Indo-Aryan languages) language spoken by the people of Chittagong in Bangladesh and in much of the southeast of the country. It is closely related to Bengali (Bengali language), but is normally considered by linguists to be a separate language rather than a dialect of Bengali (Bengali dialect). It is estimated to have 14 million speakers, United States and other countries. According to the status of Top 100 Languages by Population by Ethnologue, Chittagong ranked 67th of the world. WikiPedia:Chittagong Dmoz:Regional Asia Bangladesh Localities Chittagong Commons:Category:Chittagong


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156831 The tea trade plays an important role in Chittagong economy and the city is home to the largest Bangladeshi tea companies. Historically, it was the main gateway for tea exports from Eastern Bengal and Assam during the British Raj. After the Partition of British India in 1947, East Pakistan emerged as a leading world exporter of tea. The Chittagong Tea Auction was established in 1949. Chittagong is famous for its wholesale bazaars, including Khatunganj, Asadganj and Chatkai. These bazaars supply the entire domestic commodity market in Bangladesh. They are dominated by traditional ''swadagar'' traders. The Government of Bangladesh has planned the construction of several deep water terminals to expand the maritime capacity of the region. A major port is planned on Maheshkhali island, with the project including an LNG Terminal and berths for next generation mother ships. Chittagong is widely viewed as a potential regional gateway for landlocked southern Asia, including Northeast India, Nepal, Bhutan, Southwest China and parts of Burma. http: archive.indianexpress.com news opening-up 822197 http: www.economist.com news asia 21576721-harbours-eastern-lobe-indian-ocean-could-transform-economic-geography-asia-new Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has called for the development of a special economic zone in the city, in order for it to emerge as a global financial center. http: www.muhammadyunus.org index.php media speeches 843-growing-up-with-two-giants http: archive.thedailystar.net newDesign news-details.php?nid 229421 Portuguese (Portuguese people) merchants in the Age of Discovery described the region as ''Porto Grande De Bengala''. Chittagong was a historic center of the shipbuilding industry in Asia. Its shipyards constructed fleets for the Mughal and Ottoman navies. Examples of British sailing built in Chittagong include the ''Betsey (Betsey (ship))'', ''Argo (Argo (Indian ship))'' and ''Mersey (Mersey (1801 ship))''. Culture WikiPedia:Chittagong Dmoz:Regional Asia Bangladesh Localities Chittagong Commons:Category:Chittagong


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. *'''Mohsin College:'''Situated beside Chittagong college. The College area covers almost 31 acres of land decked with beautiful landscape. The college Campus wears a garb of natural panoramic beauty. It is housed in eight metalled pucca buildings on an extensive beautiful campus in the lap of nature. A beautiful play ground a stretches to the south of college gate, supplying the students a great scope to participate in different games and sports. The college campus upholds the ancient architectural beauty in the shape of a building built by the Portuguese. *'''Court Building:''' Situated on the Fairy Hill, this building commands a magnificent bird's eye view of Chittagong city, particularly at night. The Court building was built immediately after the East India Company conquered and declared Chittagong as a separate administrative area in 1773. The building is huge, over 250 thousand square feet and has hundreds of rooms. *'''Kattali Beach'''. Natural beach with mangrove forest west of Halishahar and south of Kattali. Nearby * The '''shipbreaking yards''' near the Indian Ocean are Chittagong's international claim to fame, but for the wrong reasons; these are considered one of the most polluted places on Earth with highly dangerous practices and hazardous working conditions. Green Peace is actively campaigning against them and trying to bring this issue further into the light. Tourists are not usually welcome, but some travelers have been able to sweet talk the gate-keeper and get amazing photos of massive ships being dismantled for parts and steel. There are many breaking yards stretching for miles, so start at one end and try your luck until you have success. Keep your wits about you, safety practices leave something to be desired. It's also wise to keep your camera hidden until you're out of view of the officials, lest you be mistaken for a journalist out to do them harm. Bus #6 runs from Station Road, or you could hire an auto-rickshaw. (See also Alang, India). Do There are a few amusement parks and public parks in Chittagong: Foy's Lake Amusement Park chittagong *'''Karnafully Sishu Park (Agrabad, Chittagong)''' *'''Zia Sishu Park (Circuit House, Chittagong)''' *'''Mini Bangladesh (Chandgaon, Chittagong)''' *'''Biplobi Uddan (2 number gate, Chittagong)''' *'''Jatisongho Park (Panchlaish, Chittagong)''' *'''War cemetery (Badsha Mia Road, Dampara, Chittagong)''' *'''Butterfly Park (Patenga, Chittagong)''' * WikiPedia:Chittagong Dmoz:Regional Asia Bangladesh Localities Chittagong Commons:Category:Chittagong

Chittagong

'''Chittagong''' : Porto Grande De Bengala; Mughal (Mughal Empire) Islamabad) is the second most populous city and main seaport of Bangladesh. It is a major commercial, financial and industrial hub. Located on the Karnaphuli River, it is the administrative seat of Chittagong District and Chittagong Division (the largest division (Divisions of Bangladesh) of Bangladesh). The metropolitan area has a population of 4 million residents. The city straddles hilly terrain and faces the Bay of Bengal.

Chittagong has a recorded history dating back more than a millennium. Arabs traded with its port since the 9th-century. It was visited by numerous historic world travellers, such as Ibn Battuta and Niccolo De Conti, as well as the Chinese Imperial Treasure Fleet (Treasure voyages). It gained prominence as a Portuguese (Portuguese Empire) trading center during the 16th-century. Under British rule (British Raj), it was a divisional capital (Chittagong Division) in the Bengal Presidency and the headquarters of the Assam Bengal Railway. The Port of Chittagong developed during the late 19th-century. It was a major gateway for the tea, rice, jute and oil trade in the region. The city and its airport were a vital base for American and British forces during the Burma Campaign in World War II. After the Partition of British India in 1947, Chittagong became the chief port of East Pakistan. During the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, the declaration of Bangladesh's independence (Bangladeshi Declaration of Independence) was proclaimed from Chittagong.

The city is home to many of Bangladesh's oldest and largest companies, as well as the Chittagong Stock Exchange and the Chittagong Tea Auction. It is a hub of logistics and heavy industry. The Asian University for Women is based in the city; as are major public universities, including Chittagong University, the Chittagong Medical College and Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology. Important landmarks include the colonial Divisional Court, the Circuit House, Foy's Lake, the Commonwealth War Cemetery (Commonwealth War Cemetery, Chittagong), the Ethnological Museum of Chittagong, the Anderkilla Imperial Jame Mosque, historic Sufi shrines, the Chittagong Buddhist Monastery and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chittagong.

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