The port of Chittagong is the principal port of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. It is situated on the right bank of the river Karnafuli a distance of 9 nautical miles from the shore line of the Bay of Bengal. River Karnafuli rising in the Lushai Hills and falls in the Bay Bengal after taking a winding course of about 120 nautical miles through the district of Chittagong Hill Tracts and Chittagong.