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Greater Dhaka

Greater Dhaka shown here over a map of districts of Bangladesh, the blue zone is Dhaka city corporation and surrounding thanas, red zone indicates suburban zones and/or amalgamated sadars (cities) around Dhaka, and white zone is the region which is beginning to show signs of urbanization. Buriganga river is shown along with India on the far right in orange.

Greater Dhaka is the conurbation surrounding the Bangladeshi capital city of Dhaka, which has grown into one of the world's largest megacities, and shows a very rapid rate of expansion. Dhaka not only grows because it is the capital and largest urban center, but also due to massive internal displacement from millions of people living in a perennially flood-prone river delta.

Definition

The area of Dhaka Statistical Metropolitan Area was 1,353 square kilometers, of which Dhaka City Corporation occupied 276 square kilometers at the 2001 census.[1] The Dhaka Statistical Metropolitan Area (SMA) covers Savar Upazila, Keraniganj Upazila of Dhaka District (note: only a portion of the district is part of the metropolitan area), Narayanganj Sadar Upazila and Bandar Upazila of Narayanganj District and parts of the Gazipur District.

Table

Since 2001, Dhaka has grown tremendously as evidenced by 2011 census figures. However, definitions between the two censuses have changed. The following table is an revision of the metropolitan area, shown in blue and red on map, based on 2011 figures:

Administrative district Included area Area (km²) 2011** Population 2001 Census (Adjusted)[2] Population 2011 Census (Adjusted)[2][3][4][5][6] Population density (/km² 2011)
Dhaka District Dhaka Municipal Corporation & Surrounding Thanas (blue on map) 300.97 6,881,025 9,254,473 30,748.8
Savar Upazila 282.11 629,695 1,442,885 5,114.6
Keraniganj Upazila 166.82 649,373 824,538 4,942.68
Narayanganj District Narayanganj Sadar Upazila 100.74 946,205 1,381,796 13,716.5
Bandar Upazila 54.39 267,021 327,149 6,014.8
Rupganj Upazila 176.48 423,135 558,192 3,162.9
Gazipur District Gazipur Sadar Upazila 457.67 925,454 1,899,575 4,150.5
Kaliakair Upazila 314.13 278,967 503,976 1,604.3
Narsingdi District Narsingdi Sadar Upazila 213.43 606,474 737,362 3,454.8
Palash Upazila 94.43 198,106 221,979 2,350.7
Metropolitan Area 2,161.17 11,805,455 17,151,925 7,936.4

Notes: ** Areas may differ from 2001 due to accuracy or natural changes in land boundaries.

References

  1. ^ http://www.rrcap.unep.org/pub/soe/dhaka-soe-05/2-1dhaka-Introduction.pdf
  2. ^ a b Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics - Community Report
  3. ^ http://www.bbs.gov.bd/PageWebMenuContent.aspx?MenuKey=439
  4. ^ http://www.bbs.gov.bd/PageWebMenuContent.aspx?MenuKey=440
  5. ^ http://www.bbs.gov.bd/PageWebMenuContent.aspx?MenuKey=442
  6. ^ http://www.bbs.gov.bd/PageWebMenuContent.aspx?MenuKey=444

External links

  • ^ Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Statistical Pocket Book, 2008 (pdf-file) 2008 Population Estimate. View Page 7 for the population of Dhaka Metropolitan Area.
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