Hill Festival

Hill Festival

An woman weaving

An woman weaving

Women working in the hillside fields

Women working in the hillside fields

Traditional Spinning Wheel

Traditional Spinning Wheel

Education

Education

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.

News Updates...

Major step towards implementing the CHT Peace Accord
Published on May 27 2014

A transfer agreement has been signed between the Ministry of Education and the Chairmen of the three CHT District Councils on May 26 at the Ministry of CHT Affairs ...

 
‘International Mountain Day’ observed for the first time in the country on 11 December 2013
Published on Dec 26 2013

International Mountain Day was observed for the first time in the country on December 11 in a befitting manner. The  Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs (MoCHTA) organised the day’s program  in partnership ...

 

Events
Featured Publications

  • Raing Khong: a publication on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts (MoCHTA)

  • Annual Report of 2012-2013

  • Success of Five years (2009-2013)