Cantonment Thana (Dhaka district) with an area of 11.52 sq km, is surrounded by Uttara thana on the north, Kafrul and Gulshan thanas on the south, Badda and Uttara thanas on the east and Pallabi and Kafrul thanas on the west.
Administration Cantonment thana, under Dhaka City Corporation, was established in 1976. It consists of one ward and 13 mouzas. Population 103901; male 53.84%, female 46.16%; Muslim 98.06%, Hindu 1.02% and others 0.92%. Density of population is 9019 per sq km.
Religious institutions Mosque 55, Idgaha 2, most noted of which are Garrison Jami Mosque. Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 73.5%; male 81% and female 60.5%.
college 2, government high school 2, non-government high school 7,
madrasa 10, government primary school 4, non-government primary
Cultural organisations Club 4, cinema hall 2, gymnasium 4 and community centre 2.
Noted cultural organisations are Sainik Club, Sena Kunja.
Main occupations Wage labourer 1.87%, industry 1.08%, commerce 17.12%, service 50.74%, construction 3.75%, transport 8.03%, house renting 3.03% and others 14.38%.
Land use Urbanisation 100%; commercial 10%, GOB 60%, private residential 15%, housing society 10%, educational 4.5% and slum 0.05%.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is 12 lakh Taka per katha. Main crops Vegetables.Extinct or nearly extinct crops Paddy, jute, pulse.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, papaya, guava and banana.
Traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart and horse carriage. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Garments industry.
Cottage industries Approximately 25 including handicrafts and tailoring.
Hats, bazars, shoping centres and fairs Total number of bazars and shopping centres are 5, most noted of which are Shaheenbagh and Manikdi Bazar.
Main exports Readymade garments, handicrafts.
Health centres Combined Military Hospital 1, Private Clinic 2.