Bhola District

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Location of Bhola in Bangladesh
Location of Bhola in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°41′25″N 90°39′09″E / 22.6903°N 90.6525°E / 22.6903; 90.6525Coordinates: 22°41′25″N 90°39′09″E / 22.6903°N 90.6525°E / 22.6903; 90.6525
Country  Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
 • Total 3,737.21 km2 (1,442.94 sq mi)
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total 1,776,795
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 29.47% (1991)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 8300

Bhola District (Bengali: ভোলা) is an administrative district (zila) in south-western Bangladesh, which includes Bhola Island, the largest island of Bangladesh. It is located in the Barisal Division and has an area of 3737.21 km².[1] It is bounded by Lakshmipur and Barisal Districts to the north, the Bay of Bengal to the south, by Lakshmipur and Noakhali districts, the (lower) Meghna river and Shahbazpur Channel to the east, and by Patuakhali District and the Tetulia river to the west.[2] About 400 mmcf natural gas has been found at Kachia in Bhola which is being used to run a power station.


Bhola district comprises the following upazilas:

  1. Bhola Sadar Upazila
  2. Burhanuddin Upazila
  3. Char Fasson Upazila
  4. Daulatkhan Upazila
  5. Lalmohan Upazila
  6. Manpura Upazila
  7. Tazumuddin Upazila



Administrator of Zila Porishod: Abdul Momin (Tulu) [1]

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Selim Reza [2]

Educational Institutions[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Bhola Govt. High School
  • Ratanpur High School
  • Central Saheed Minar, Bhola
  • Kobi Mozammel Haque Town Hall
  • Tulatuli river
  • Bhola Shishu Park
  • Bhola Kheya Ghat
  • Monpura island
  • Dhal Char
  • Bank of Meghna
  • Char Kukri-Mukri
  • Shahbajpur Gas Field
  • Shantir Hat Meghnar Par


The district of Bhola consists 3083 mosques, 15 temples and a Buddhist temple.

Members of ninth Jatiyo Sangshad (2014 - )[edit]

Bhola-1 (Bhola Sadar Upazila and part of Daulatkhan Upazila) Seat 115: Tofael Ahmed [from Awami League] [3]

Bhola-2 (Burhanuddin Upazila and part of Daulatkhan Upazila) Seat 116: Ali Azam Mukul [from Awami League]

Bhola-3 (Lalmohan Upazila and Tazumuddin Upazila) Seat 117: Nurunnabi Chowdhury (Shawon) [from Awami League]

Bhola-4 (Char Fasson Upazila, Chor Aicha Upazila, South Aaicha Upazila and Manpura Upazila) Seat 118: Abdullah Al Islam (Jakob) [from Awami League] [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Md Sakhaowat Hossain (2012). "Bhola District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^, Retrieved on 24-02-2011.