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Table 1 The slums of the six city corporations: basic characteristics

From: The 2005 census and mapping of slums in Bangladesh: design, select results and application

City a b c d e f g h i j
Dhaka Metropolitan Area 4,966 9,136,182 3,420,521 5,715,661 1.67 37.4 29,857 220,246 19,677 0.089
Chittagong 1,814 4,133,014 1,465,028 2,667,986 1.82 35.4 23,299 255,100 15,543 0.061
Khulna 520 966,837 188,442 778,395 4.13 19.5 20,346 132,988 16,884 0.127
Rajshahi 641 489,514 156,793 332,721 2.12 32.0 9,544 67,236 6,796 0.101
Barisal 351 365,059 109,705 255,354 2.33 30.1 7,152 133,730 5,084 0.038
Sylhet 756 356,440 97,676 258,764 2.65 27.4 12,961 154,741 9,630 0.062
  1. a) Number of slum communities
  2. b) Overall 2005 population (estimate)
  3. c) Slum population
  4. d) Non-slum population
  5. e) Ratio of non-slum to slum population
  6. f) Slum population as a percent of city population
  7. g) Overall population density (persons per Km2)
  8. h) Slum population density (persons per Km2)
  9. i) Non-slum population density (persons per Km2)
  10. j) Ratio of non-slum to slum population density