Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Chittagong: Bandarban | Brahmanbaria | Chandpur | Chittagong | Comilla | Cox's Bazar | Feni | Khagrachhari | Lakshmipur | Noakhali | Rangamati
Noakhali District Information
|Area||3600.99 square kilometers.|
Noakhali district, whose earlier name was Bhulua, was established in 1821. It was named Noakhali in 1868. It consists of six upazilas, 5 municipalities, 45 wards, 90 mahallas, 83 union parishads, 909 mouzas and 978 villages.
Begumganj Upazila, Chatkhil Upazila, Companiganj Upazila, Hatiya Upazila, Noakhali Sadar Upazila, Senbagh Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|268||Noakhali-1||A. M. Mahbub Uddin||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|269||Noakhali-2||Zainul Abdin Farroque||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|270||Noakhali-3||Barkat Ullah Bulu||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|271||Noakhali-4||Md. Akramul Karim Chowdhury||Bangladesh Awami League|
|272||Noakhali-5||Md. Obidul Qdder||Bangladesh Awami League|
|273||Noakhali-6||Mohammad Fazl Azim||Independent Candidate|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|269||Noakhali-1||BNP (61.88)||BNP (46.29)||BNP (31.97)|
|270||Noakhali-2||BNP (62.15)||BNP (45.81)||BNP (41.29)|
|271||Noakhali-3||BNP (58.48)||BNP (45.40)||BNP (22.23)|
|272||Noakhali-4||BNP (55.52)||BNP (45.88)||BNP (36.20)|
|273||Noakhali-5||BNP (48.25)||BAL (36.73)||JP (36.03)|
|274||Noakhali-6||Other (37.18)||BNP (35.46)||BAL (51.20)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
The ancient name of Noakhali was Bhulua. Once the agricultural activities of the north-eastern region of Bhulua were seriously affected by floodwater of the river Dakatia flowing from the Tripura hills. To save the situation a canal was excavated in 1660 running from the Dakatia through Ramganj, Sonaimudi and Chaumuhani to divert water flow to the junction of the rivers Meghna and Feni. After excavating this long canal Bhulua was renamed "Noakhali" after "Noa" (new) and "khal" (canal) in 1668.
|Places to see|
Noakhali Public Library (1895), Bajra Shahi Mosque (1153 AH, Chatkhil), Kali Statue (18th century) at Sirajpur union of Companiganj upazila).
Jatiyo Nishan, Abayab, Weekly Jatiyo Bangladesh, Noakhali Barta, Ajker Upama; extinct: Noakhali Hitoishi (1922), Purba Bangabasi (1884), monthly Asha (1901), Tanjin (1926), Desher Bani (1927), Chholtan (1924), Tripura Noakhali Lakshmi (1342 BS), Noakhali Sammilani, Jatiyo Bangladesh, Upakul Barta, Nayabarta.
|Rivers|| Bamni and meghna.||