Barguna District

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Barguna
বরগুনা
District
Location of Barguna in Bangladesh
Location of Barguna in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°09′03″N 90°07′35″E / 22.1508°N 90.1264°E / 22.1508; 90.1264Coordinates: 22°09′03″N 90°07′35″E / 22.1508°N 90.1264°E / 22.1508; 90.1264
Country  Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
Government
 • District Commissioner Qazi Obaidur Rahman
Area
 • Total 1,831.31 km2 (707.07 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 892,781
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 40.14%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website www.dcbarguna.gov.bd

Barguna (Bengali: বরগুনা Borguna) is a district in southwestern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Barisal Division.

Geography[edit]

The Barguna District has a total area of 1831.31 km². It is bounded on the north by the districts of Jhalkathi, Barisal, Pirojpur and Patuakhali. In the east, it borders the Patuakhali District. On the south, Barguna is bounded by the Patuakhali District, and the Bay of Bengal. On the western side, it borders Pirojpur and Bagerhat districts. Important rivers of Barguna district include the Payra River, Bishkhali River and the Baleshwar River.

Administration[edit]

  • Administrator of Zila Porishod: Mohammad Jahangir Kabir[1]
  • Deputy Commissioner (DC): Md. Mujibur Rahman[2]

Subdivisions[edit]

Barguna District has six Upazila/Thana. 'Taltali' is the newest:

  1. Amtali Upazila
  2. Bamna Upazila
  3. Barguna Sadar Upazila
  4. Betagi Upazila
  5. Patharghata Upazila
  6. Taltali Upazila

Economy[edit]

Barguna's economy is primarily dependent on agriculture. Principal crops include rice and pulses. Jute cultivation was once important, but it gradually lost popularity as a cash crop. Being a coastal district, Barguna has a thriving fishing industry. Produce of the district includes betel leaf, pulses, bananas, betel nut, molasses, marine fish, and shrimp.

A small manufacturing industry comprises mostly rice mills, saw mill, soap factory, flour mill, ice factory and pen factory. Traditional cottage industries such as weaving, bamboo and cane art work, goldsmithing, blacksmithing, pottery, wood work, and tailoring also thrive in rural areas.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2007, Barguna District had an overall population of 902,465 with a population density of 492 persons/km². Females constitute a majority of the population with 50.12% while males constitute 49.88%.

Religion in Barguna District
Religion Percent
Islam
  
91.01%
Hinduism
  
8.69%
Others
  
0.30%

Religion[edit]

The district of Barguna has 3485 mosques, 43 temples, five churches and a Buddhist temple.

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Telecommunications[edit]

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