Welcome to Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs
The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is a distinct region in terms of its ethnic, cultural and environmental diversity to the rest of Bangladesh.
Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) the only extensive hilly area in Bangladesh lies in southeastern part of the country (210 25' N to 230 45' N latitude and 910 54' E to 920 50' E longitude) bordering Myanmar on the southeast, the Indian state of Tripura on the north, Mizoram on the east and Chittagong district on the west. The area of the Chittagong Hill Tracts is about 13,184 sq km, which is approximately one-tenth of the total area of Bangladesh.
The Chittagong Hill Tracts, combining three hilly districts of Bangladesh Rrangamati, khagrachhari and Bandarban districts. The area of the Chittagong Hill Tracts is about 13,295 sq km, which is approximately one-tenth of the total area of Bangladesh.
Total population enumerated in the 1991 census was 9,74,447 of which 5,01,114 were ethnic communities and rest are from different communities. The members of the local ethnic communities, collectively known as the Jumma, include the Chakma, Marma, Tripura, Tenchungya, Chak, Pankho, Mru, Murung, Bawm, Lushai, Khyang, and Khumi. Among the other l communities most of the inhabitants are Bengali. Most of the inhabitants follow Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Animism. All people of CHT are living there keeping communal harmony and their own ethnic cultural, religious and linguistic diversity from a long time.