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ˈtʃɪt əˌgɒŋChit·tagong

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Chittagongnoun

    a port city and industrial center in southeastern Bangladesh on the Bay of Bengal


  1. Chittagongnoun

    A city in Bangladesh.

  2. Chittagongnoun

    One of the seven administrative divisions of Bangladesh.

  3. Chittagongnoun

    One of the eleven districts in the Chittagong Division of Bangladesh.


  1. Chittagong

    Chittagong is the principal seaport and second largest city of Bangladesh, located at the estuary of the Karnaphuli River on the Bay of Bengal in the southeastern region of the country. Set amidst hills and a deep-water natural harbor, it is considered to be one of Bangladesh's most scenic and greenest cities. It is also situated close to the borders of Burma and Northeast India. It is a pluralistic city of ethnic and religious diversity. In 2011, the Chittagong Metropolitan Area had an estimated population of more than 6.5 million people. Historically, the ancient natural harbor of Chittagong served as a seaport and gateway for Bengal and the eastern subcontinent for centuries. The port was visited by numerous historical travellers, including Xuanzang, Ibn Battuta, Niccolò de' Conti and Admiral Zheng He. The Portuguese called it Porto Grande De Bengala. Under British rule in the late-19th century, the modern harbour developed with the construction of the Assam Bengal Railway. In 1930, Chittagong witnessed the revolutionary armoury raids of Masterda Surya Sen. During World War II, it served as an important base for Allied Forces fighting in the Burma Campaign. After the partition of British India in 1947, it became part of East Pakistan. In 1971, at the onset of the Bangladesh Liberation War, the declaration of Bangladesh’s independence was proclaimed from Chittagong.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chittagong

    a seaport in the Bay of Bengal, 220 m. E. of Calcutta; exports rice, gum, tobacco, and jute.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chittagong in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chittagong in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Chittagong in a Sentence

  1. Rashed Maksud Khan:

    The annual trade volume of Bangladesh and Thailand will be increased four times to $4.8 billion by next five years if both countries can establish direct coastal shipping links by the end of the year, once a direct coastal sipping link will be established between Chittagong and Ranong of Thailand, then it will take only six days.

  2. Kazuhiko Higuchi:

    The assistance will help railways better serve needs of people and movement of goods, and help improve domestic and subregional trade, this project will also help improve the overall railway transport system in Bangladesh, and aims to reduce transport costs and improve logistics of strategic corridors, such as Dhaka-Chittagong link, for subregional trade.

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