Chittagong officially known as Chattogram, is a major coastal city and financial centre in southeastern Bangladesh. The city has a populace of in excess of 2.5 million while the metropolitan territory has a populace of 4,009,423 at the 2011 Census, making it the second biggest city in the nation. It is the capital of an eponymous area and division. The city is situated on the banks of the Karnaphuli River between the Chittagong Hill Tracts and the Bay of Bengal. Quite a bit of Chittagong Division is situated inside the natural Indo-Burma zone on the limit of the India Plate and Burma Plate. This makes Chittagong the junction of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
The port city has been known by different names ever, including Chatigaon, Chatigam, Chattagrama, Islamabad, Chattala, Chaityabhumi and Porto Grande De Bengala. The characteristic harbor of Chittagong is an antiquated door to the district of Bengal. It was noted as one of the biggest Eastern ports by the Roman geographer Ptolemy in the first century. As a major aspect of the rich nautical convention of the Bengali individuals, beach front Chittagong was settled and administered by ious provincial kingdoms. Middle Easterner brokers saw all around created cash, saving money and sending in Chittagong amid the ninth century.