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Population Total 525664; male 277614, female 248050; Muslim 228753, Hindu 86351, Buddhist 3745, Christian 206473 and others 342. Indigenous communities such as chakma, marma, tripura and Tanchanga belong to this upazila.
Water bodies Main rivers: Maini, Chengi.
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Administration The district of Chittagong Hill Tracts was established in 1860 under the ‘Raid of Frontier Tribes Act 22 of 1860’. Following the district of Chittagong Hill Tract Regulation Act the Chittagong Hill Tract was divided into three sub-divisions (included Khagrachhari) in 1900. Khagrachhari sub-division was turned into district in 1983. The Khagrachhari Local Government Legislative Council was formed in 1989 (in accordance with the Khagrachhari Hill Districts Council, Act 20), which, on the basis of the historic ‘Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord’, was turned into Khagrachhari Hill District Council on 2 December, 1997. ‘
History of the War of Liberation An encounter was held between the freedom fighters and the Pak army in August 1971 in Ramgarh Upazila in which 17 Pak soldiers were killed.’
Marks of the War of Liberation Mass grave 1, memorial plate 1, memorial monument 2.
Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 41.8%; male 49.9%, female 32.7%. Noted educational institutions: Khagrachhari Government College (1974), Matiranga Degree College (1992), Ramgarh Government Degree College (1980), Panchhari College (1990), Dighinala Government College, Panchhari High School and College (1981), Khagrachhari Government High School (1957), Tabalchhari TK High School (1952), Ramgarh Government High School (1952),’ Rani Nihar Devi Government High School (1976), Dighinala Government High School, Khagrachhari North Khobongpodia Government Primary School (1905).
Main sources of income Agriculture 59.92%, non-agricultural labourer 9.33%, industry 0.44%, commerce 10.67%, transport and communication 1.11%, service 7.94%, construction 0.92%, religious service 0.24%, rent and remittance 0.37% and others 9.06%.
Newspapers and periodicals Daily: Aranno Barta; weekly: Parboti, Chabuk, Parbotta Bani, Binnas.
Folkculture Biju festival of the Chakma, Sangri festival of the Marma and the Baisabi festival of the Tripura are most notable.
Tourists spots Ramgarh Lake and Suspicious Bridge, Rifles Memorial Monument (Ramgarh),’ Alu Tila (Khagrachhari Sadar and Matiranga).