Thursday, February 7

Barisal District Information


Barisal District Map
Map of Barisal District




Barisal District, Bangladesh


Barisal is located in the south- central part of Bangladesh. The ancient name of the region was “Chandradip.” The capital of the kingdom was Bakla founded by Danuj Madhab or Danuj Mardhan Dev. Formerly Bakerganj district was established in 1797. Later it was renamed as Barisal district. Barisal was declared a division on 1 January, 1993. The Geo position of the district is between 22˚42’ North latitudes and between 90˚22’ east longitude. Barisal is called the “Sassya Vander” (store of corns) of Bangladesh.

Bordered By: Barisal District is bordered by Madaripur, Shariatpur, Chandpur and a part of Lakshmipur district to the north, Patuakhali, Barguna and Jhalokati Districts to the south, Bhola and Lakshmipur districts to the east, Gopalganj, Pirojpur and Jhalokati districts to the west.

Administration: The area of Barisal District is 2784.52 Sq Km. It is also a Divisional Headquarter. There is a city corporation; 05 Municipalities in Barisal named Mehidigonj, Bakergonj, Muladi, Banaripara and Gaurnadi. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Barisal district is 10, named- Agailjhara, Gaurnadi, Babuganj, Bakerganj, Hizla, Mehendiganj, Barisal Sadar, Banaripara, Muladi and Wazirpur containing 85 Unions, 1001 Mauzas and 1116 Villages outside of metro area.

Population: The total population of Barisal district is 23,24,310 (Male- 11,37,210 and Female- 11,87,100), Sex ratio 96:100, Population Density 1439/Sq Km and annual growth rate is (-) 0.13%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Barisal district is 61.20% (Male- 61.90% and Female- 60.60%); school attendance rate is 59.60% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Barisal district is 8200 and NWD Code is 0431. Total Parliament seat in Barisal is 06. During the liberation war, Barisal was under Sector Number 08 & 09. Urbanization rate of the district is 22.33%. Annual rainfall of the region is 1955 mm.

Rivers: Meghna, Ilisha, Kittonkhola, Arial-Kha, Tetulia, Biskhali, Hisla, Bakerganj, Kaligira, Kalabador, Lohania, Sandha, Ramgonj, Gojalia etc.

Agro Products: Paddy, Jute, Sugarcane, Onion, Guava, Betel Leave, Mango, Jack fruit, Banana, Vegetables, Oilseed etc.


Remarkable Personalities from Barisal District

Birshresta Mohiuddin Jahangir, Ashini Klumar Datta (Politician), Major Abdul Jalil, Sashivhusan Das Gupta (Poet), Abdul Jabbar Khan (Singer), Humayun Kabir (Writer), Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury (Writer and Journalist), Abu Jafor Obaidullah (Writer and Poet), Asad Chowdhury (Poet), Sarder Fazlul Karim (Writer), Sufia Kamal (Poet), Adi Kobi Minnath, Monosha Mongol Poet Bijoy Gupta, Mukunda Das (Poet), Abdur rahaman Biswas (Politician), Shere Bangla A. K. Fazlul Hoque (Politician), Altaf Mahmud (Music Director), Jibananda Das (Poet), Kushum Kumari Das (Poet), Abdul Rob Sherniabat (Politician), Golam Mostafa (Actor), Subarna Mostafa (Actress), Papia Sarwar (singer), Rejowana Chowdhury Bannya (Singer), Amrita Lal Day (Writer), Mithun Chakroborti (Indian Hero), Rashed Khan Menon (Politician) etc.

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Famous Tourist Places in Barisal District

Brojomohan University College, Village of Sher-e-Bangla Chakher, Sher-e-Bangla Medical College, Durgasagor Lake, Oxford Mission Church, Ulania Royal Palace, Kittonkhola River, Subabad Fort, Shankor Temple, Jora Mosque, Sujabad Fort, Sangram Fort, Narikel Fort, Sher-e-Bangla Museum, The Bangabandhu Uddan (former Bell's Park), Shahid Abdur Rab Serniabat Bridge etc.


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