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Chittagong

An ancient city, much of Chittagong has been inhabited for over a thousand years, first by Bengali Buddhist kingdoms, later by Sufi Muslim Sultanates, and finally by the Mughal Dynasty and the British colonial administration. The modern history of Chittagong has been a tragic one; in the 1930s, it was the site of an unsuccessful uprising by independence activists, and in 1971, many years after the partition of the Indian subcontinent, it was the epicenter of the war between Bangladesh (then East Pakistan), and Pakistan.

Today, Chittagong is a mostly industrial, crowded city, and unremarkable in most aspects, save for its shipbreaking industry. After ships have reached the end of their service lives, the vast majority of them are sent to yards northwest of Chittagong, where armies of workers pour over them and dismantle them entirely for scrap.

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