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Location of Jhalakati in Bangladesh
|• Total||758.06 km2 (292.69 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
Jhalokati (Bengali: ঝালকাঠি জেলা) is a district in South-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Barisal Division. With an area of 758.06 km2, Jhalokati is bounded by Barisal district to the north and east, Barguna district and the Bishkhali river tn the south, Lohagara Upazila and Pirojpur district to the west. Annual average temperatures: maximum 33.3°C, minimum 12.1°C; annual rainfall 2506 mm. Main rivers in this district are Bishkhali, Sugandha, Dhansiri, Gabkhan, Jangalia and Bamanda,Bazitpur river.
The district is administratively subdivided into 4 upazilas, these are:
- Roads & Highways:
- Rural communications: Water transport is a major attraction in Jhaokathi district. People can travel at a cheap cost by boats and various types of engine boats. Jhalokathi is famous for beautiful rivers and cannals like Barisal. Tourists can find it enjoyable to travel through boats.
The district of Jhalokati consists 2475 mosques, 46 temples and five Buddhist temples.
- Prothom Alo (National)
- The Daily Kaler kantho (National)
- Daily Samakal (National)
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