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Feni District

Native Nameফেনী
Pushpin Label Positionright
Coordinates Displayinline,title
Division NameChittagong Division
Area Total Km2928.34
Population Total1205980
Population As Of2001
Literacy Rate64.0%

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Feni ( ) is a small southern district of Bangladesh, bordering (clockwise from the north) Tripura in India, Chittagong district, the Bay of Bengal, Noakhali district and Comilla district. It comprises six sub-districts ("Upazilas"): Feni Sadar, Chhagalnaiya, Porshuram, Fulgazi (variant of Phool Ghazi), Daganbhuiyan and Sonagazi.

Before becoming a full-fledged district in 1984, it was part of the Noakhali district. Feni has a moderate climate, and a rich history dating back almost 3000 years. Except agriculture, maximum people of Feni resides in Dhaka City and Chittagong City, engaged in Job

and Business.It has a large contingent of its population residing in the Middle East and other parts of the world. Two years back, a Feni native, Abul Kashem, was in the news when he was captured by Iraqi insurgents while driving a truck for a Kuwaiti company. He was subsequently released without any harm.

The main highway of Bangladesh, Dhaka-Chittagong inter-district highway passes through Feni. Buses usually take 3 4 hours to travel on 165 km highway from Dhaka and about 2.5 hours from Chittagong. Panaromic landscape comprising the Tripura valley, Feni River estuarine and green paddy fields add to Feni district's scenic beauty. Feni is also important from strategic viewpoints, its position near the Indian border and the Bay of Bengal. Feni is also the only connecting link between the rest of the country and the districts of Chittagong (where the largest port of the country is situated), Cox's Bazar (the most important tourist destination of the country) and three Hill Districts: Rangamati, Bandaraban and Khagrachaari.

Among the famous personalities who hailed from Feni district are Famous saint Shah Syed Amir Uddin Pagla Miah/Baba( RA) who is regarded as founder of feni and sultanul awlia feni,Saint Mamu Fakir (RA), Begum Khaleda Zia (former Prime Minister), Sir A. F. Rahman (the first Muslim Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University), Dr. Mustafa Chowdhury (former Public Service Commission Chairman), Abdul Awal Mintu, Saber Hossen Chow. Mossarraf Hossen, Economist Abu Ahammed, journalists Johur Hossain Chaudhury, Iqbal Bahar Chaudrury, Abdus Salam, A. B. M. Musa,Gias Kamal Chowdhury,Iqbal Sobhan Chowdury, National press club president Kamal Uddin Sobuj, former FBCCI President and Founder Chairman of North South University M A Kashem, Obaidul Haque, novelists Shahidullah Kaiser and Jahir Raihan, language martyr Abdus Salam, martyred intellectuals during the war of liberation Selina Parvin and Dr. Faizul Mohi, playwrights Selim Al-din and Dr. Inamul Huq, Gias Uddin Selim, rights-activist Wasfia Nazreen, Freedom fighter(D.bhuiyan) A.B.M. Bahar, etc.

One of the three Girls Cadet Colleges in Bangaldesh is situated in Feni. The other two are in Mymensingh and Joypurhat districts. The country's only Government-run Computer Institute also is situated in Feni.

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