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Sylhet Division (Bengali: সিলেট বিভাগ) is the northeastern division of Bangladesh. It is bordered by the Indian states of Meghalaya, Assam and Tripura to the north, east and south respectively, and by the Bangladeshi divisions of Chittagong to the southwest and Dhaka and Mymensingh to the west. Prior to 1947, it included the subdivision of Karimganj (presently in Barak Valley, India). However, Karimganj (including the thanas of Badarpur, Patharkandi and Ratabari) was inexplicably severed from Sylhet by the Radcliffe Boundary Commission. According to Niharranjan Ray, it was partly due to a plea from a delegation led by Abdul Matlib Mazumdar.[8]

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Sylhet Division
সিলেট বিভাগ
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Jaflong, Tanguar Haor, Keane Bridge and Ali Amjad's Clock, Ananda Seba Dham temple, Shah Jalal Dargah and Ratargul Swamp Forest.
Map of Bangladesh with the Sylhet Division in Red
Map of Bangladesh with the Sylhet Division in Red
Coordinates: 24°30′N 91°40′E
CountryFlag_of_Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh
Established1995; 28 years ago (1995)
CapitalSylhet
Government
  Divisional CommissionerMd. Mosharrof Hossain[1]
  Parliamentary constituencyJatiya Sangsad (19 seats)
Area
  Total12,298.4 km2 (4,748.4 sq mi)
Elevation334.67 m (1,098 ft)
Population
 (2022)
  Total11,034,863
  Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
DemonymSylheti
Demographics
  Literacy rate71.92%
Languages
  OfficialBengali[3]
  Spoken and Native
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
ISO 3166 codeBD-G
HDI (2019)0.631[7]
medium
Notable cricket teams  Sylhet Division cricket team
  Sylhet Sunrisers
Websitesylhetdiv.gov.bd
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