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Pirojpur District Information

atlas of pirojpur district

Pirojpur District, Bangladesh

Pirojpur district is located in the south- western part of Bangladesh. Most of the land of the region is low laying plane and 10 to 19 feet above from sea level. It is said that Pirojpur was named after Landlord Firoj Shah, the son of Shah Suja. At the first time the region was named “Firojpur” and by the passing of time the word Firojpur slowly muted to Pirojpur. During the East India company period, the pirojpur subdivision was formed in 1866. After the liberation of Bangladesh Pirojpur subdivision was upgraded into district in 01 March 1984. Peasant Rebellion (1757), Indigo Resistance movement etc are the remarkable chapters of the region. The Geo position of the district is between 22˚30’ to 22˚52’ North latitudes and between 89˚52’ to 90˚13’ east longitude.

Bordered By: Pirojpur District is bordered by Barisal and Gopalganj districts to the north, Barguna district to the south, Jhalokati and Barguna districts to the east, Bagerhat district and the Sundarban, the largest mangrove forest to the west.

Administration: The area of Pirojpur is 1277.80 Sq Km. It is under Barisal Division. There are 03 Municipalities in Pirojpur named Pirozpur, Nesarabad and Mothbaria. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Pirojpur district is 07, named- Pirojpur Sadar, Vandaria, Mathbaria, Zianagor, Nazirpur, Sharupkathi and Kaukhali containing 51 Unions, 390 Mauzas and 648 Villages. 

Population: The total population of Pirojpur district is 11,13,257 (Male- 548,228 and Female- 565,029), Sex ratio 97:100, Population Density 1439/Sq Km, annual growth rate is 0.02%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Pirojpur district is 64.90% (Male- 65.00% and Female- 64.70%). School attendance rate is 59.30% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Pirojpur district is 8500 and NWD Code is 0461. Total Parliament seat in Pirojpur is 04. During the liberation war, Pirojpur was under Sector Number 08 & 09. Urbanization rate of the district is 16.41% and distance from capital city Dhaka is 184 Km. Average rainfall of the region is 2240 mm.

Rivers: Gabkhan, Baleshwar, Damodar, Kocha, Pona, Kochakhali, Kaligonj, Sandha etc.

Agro Products: Paddy, Jute, Sugarcane, Wheat, Guava, Banana, Coconut, Hog-plum, betel leaf, betel nuts etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Pirojpur District

 Poet Begum Sufia Kamal, Ahsan Habib (Poet), Moinur Ahsan Saber, Sayad Azizur Hoque(Poet), Tofazzal Hossain Manik Mia (Journalist), Moazzem Hossain, Biswajit Ghosh, Barister Moinul Hossain, Juwel Ice (Magician), Mawlana Abdur Rahim, Major General (Rtd.) Nurul Islam, Dr Khitish Chandra Mondol, Anower Hossain Monju (Politician), Leader Mahiuddin Ahmed, M. U. Ahmed, Manik Miah etc.

pirojpur sadar hospital


Tourist Attractions in Pirojpur District

Mothbaria Shapjora Kuthibari, Rayerkathi Royal Palace and Temple, Kumarkhali Kali Mandir, Two Domed Mosque (Nesarabad), Remnants of Kaurikhara Zamindarbari, Baleswar DC Park, Majherchar, Floating Vegetable Garden of Nazirpur, Guava Orchard of Nesharabad, Pathorghata Sea Beach etc.

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