Bhola District

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Bhola
ভোলা
District
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
Area
 • Total 3,403.48 km2 (1,314.09 sq mi)
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total 1,776,795
 • Density 520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 29.47% (1991)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
 • Summer (DST) BDST (UTC+7)
Postal code 8300
Website Banglapedia Article

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 3,403.48 km². 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.[1] About 400 mmcf natural gas has been found at Kachia in Bhola which is being used to run a power station.

Subdistricts[edit]

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

Islands[edit]

Administration[edit]

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

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Khondokar Mostafizur Rahman [2]

Educational Institutions[edit]

  • Bhola Govt. High School
  • Bhola Govt. College
  • Bhola Girls High School
  • Govt. Fazilatunnesa Women's College
  • Dhaligour Nagar High School
  • Charfassion Govt. College.

* Mofizabad F.H Secondary School,Charfassion

Places of interest[edit]

  • Central Saheed Minar
  • Kobi Mozammel Haque Town Hall
  • Tulatuli
  • Bhola Shishu Park
  • (কাঠালী দফাদার বাড়ি) Kathali Dafader Bari, Sadar, Bhola.
  • Kutuba Mia Bari, Burhanuddin, Bhola.
  • Bhola Bus Stand
  • Bhola Kheya Ghat
  • Monpura (Natural scenery)
  • Dhal Char
  • বোরহানুদ্দিন আব্দুল জব্বার কলেজ (Bhurhanuddin Abdul Jabbar College)
*বোরহানউদ্দিন মহিলা কলেজ (Burhanuddin Mahila College)
*মেঘনার পাড় (Bank of Meghna)
* চর কুকরি-মুকরি (Char Kukri-Mukri)
*শাহবাজপুর গ্যাস ফিল্ড (Shahbajpur Gas Field)

Religion[edit]

Religion in Bhola District
Religion Percent
Islam
  
93.42%
Hinduism
  
6.50%
Others
  
0.08%

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

Members of ninth Jatiyo Sangshad (2009 - )[edit]

Bhola-1 (Bhola Sadar Upazila and part of Daulatkhan Upazila) Seat 115: Barrister Andaleeve Rahman (Partho) [from Bangladesh Jatiya Party (Monju)] [3]

Bhola-2 (Burhanuddin Upazila and part of Daulatkhan Upazila) Seat 116: Tofail Ahmed [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]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.amardesh.com/zilla_bhola.php, Retrieved on 24-02-2011.