|Native name: ভোলা|
|Location||Bay of Bengal|
|Area||1,441 km2 (556.4 sq mi)|
|Length||90 km (56 mi)|
|Width||25 km (15.5 mi)|
|Density||1,162.39 /km2 (3,010.58 /sq mi)|
Bhola Island (also called Dakhin Shahbazpur) is the largest island of Bangladesh with an area of 1441 km². It is situated at the mouth of the Meghna River. It is a district under Barisal Division. There are ferry services from Maju Chowdhury Ghat, Lakshmipur District and from Barisal town.
In 1995, half of the island became flooded, leaving 500,000 people homeless.
- "In Flood-Prone Bangladesh, a Future That Floats", Emily Wax, Washington Post, September 27, 2007
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