Feni District

Thana & Upazila :

Feni Sadar | Chhagalnaiya | Daganbhuiyan | Parshuram | Sonagazi |

Map :

Feni Sadar | Chhagalnaiya | Daganbhuiyan | Parshuram | Sonagazi |

Location: Feni District (Chittagong division) is surrounded by Comilla district and Tripura (India) on the north, Noakhali and Chittagong districts on the south, Tripura State of India on the east, Noakhali district on the west.

Area: 928.34 sq km

Temperature: Annual average temperature maximum 34.3?C, minimum 14.4?C, annual rainfall 3302 mm. 

Rivers: Main rivers are Feni, Little Feni and Muhuri.

Feni Town: It consists of 18 wards and 34 mahallas. It has an area of 7.43 sq km. The town has a population of 90157; male 53.24% and female 46.76%; population density per sq km 12134. Literacy rate among the town people is 68.6%. 

Administration: Feni district was established in 1984. It consists of two municipality, six upazilas, 45 union parishads, 540 mouzas, wards 27, mahallas 51 and 570 villages. 

Upazila & Municipalities: The Upazilas are Chagalnaiya, Daganbhiyan, Fe3ni Sadar, Parshuram, and Sonagazi.Municipality is Feni Sadar.

Archaeological heritage and relics: Mohammad Ali Chowdhury Mosque (built 700 years ago), Chandgazi Mosque (built 400 years ago) and Feni Government College Building (1822 AD), Bijoy Singh Dighi at Mohipal (1760).

Religious institutions: Mosque 1780, temple 220, church 2 and tomb11.

Population: 1196219; male 42.92%, female 57.08%; Muslim 92.80%, Hindu 7.13%, Buddhist 0.03%, Christian 0.01% and others 0.03%.

Literacy: Average literacy 40.7%; male 48.2%, female 33.1%. 

Educational institutions: College 19, polytechnic institute 4, nursing institute 1, local cooperative training institute 1, local youth development institute 1, high school 150, junior school 12, government primary school 408, non-government primary school 142, madrasa 119, kindergarten 23, community school 6, teacher's training institute 1 and private medical college 1. 

Newspaper & Periodical: Locally published newspapers and periodicals Weekly Sangram, Nabo Nur, Purbodesh, Minar, Pallibarta, Fashal Katha, Nirjhor, Talim, Amar Desh, Gano Manush, Feni, Bartabaho, Jhugbarta, Barta Doot, Kankan, Gano Chetona, Gram Barta, Aapil; extinct- Feni Sangbad, Ananda Taroka, Feni Kantho, Weely Path, Weekly Mujuri, Gram Desh, Hawker, Jatiyo Barta, Shadesh Kantho, Roushanabad, Ajker Aoroni, Hajarika, Feni Barta, Anando Bhairobi, Unmochan, Sharashori, Feni Darpan, Fenir Khabar, Baikali and Moshimela.

Cultural organisations: Public library 7, club 143, drama stage 1, theatre group 7, women's organisation 17, cinema hall 6, community centre 4, shilpakala academy 1.

Occupation: Main occupations Agriculture 36.67%, agricultural labourer 11.54%, wage labourer 2.1%, commerce 12.29%, industry 1.13%, service 18.86%, transport 3.31%, construction 1.12% and others 12.95%.

Land Property: Total cultivable land 74824 hectares; fallow land 772 hectares; single crop 16.87%, double crop 69.17% and treble crop land 13.96%.Mineral resources Feni Gas Field.

Land control Among the peasants 15% are landless, 33% small, 51% intermediate and 1% rich. Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is approximately Taka 12000 per 0.01 hectare.

Crops: Main crops Paddy, wheat, potato, pulses, sugarcane.Extinct or nearly extinct crops Local varieties of paddy.

Main fruits: Mango, jackfruit, coconut.

Fisheries, dairies, poultries: Dairy 76, fishery 19 and poultry 482.

Communication facilities: Roads pucca 332 km, semi pucca 131 km and mud road 2564; railways 32.5 km; waterways 47 nautical mile.

Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), bullock cart (nearly extinct) and boat. Manufactories Rice mill, textile mill, jute mill, ice factory, flour mill, saw mill, ball point industries etc.

Cottage industries: Weaving, bamboo and cane work, goldsmith, blacksmith, potteries, wood work, tailoring, welding, leather and rubber work. Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 140; fairs 11.

Main exports: Paddy, coconut. NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are CARE,BRAC, ASA, Swanirvar Bangladesh. 

Health centres: District sadar hospital 1, upazila health complex 5, health and family planning centre 33, TB hospital 1, diabetic hospital 1, satellite clinic 12, and mother and child welfare centre 1.