Patuakhali District

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Patuakhali
পটুয়াখালী
District
Location of Patuakhali in Bangladesh
Location of Patuakhali in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°21′15″N 90°19′05″E / 22.3542°N 90.3181°E / 22.3542; 90.3181Coordinates: 22°21′15″N 90°19′05″E / 22.3542°N 90.3181°E / 22.3542; 90.3181
Country  Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
Patuakhali 1969
Area
 • Total 3,220.15 km2 (1,243.31 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,535,854
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 50.4%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Patuakhali District

Patuakhali (Bengali: পটুয়াখালী) is a district in South-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Barisal Division.

This is the main entrance for the beach of Kuakata. Famous for watching both the sun rise and sun set, it is called The Daughter of Sea.

Geography[edit]

It is adjacent to the Bay of Bengal. The area of the district is 3220.15km2.[1]

Patuakhali city is surrounded on three sides by rivers. The two major rivers are Laukathi and Lohalia, which are directly connected with the Bay of Bengal. The city has an inland airport used for transport and private travel across the country.

A number of different tribal peoples live in the district. Most of them are from the Mog and Chakma tribal groups.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 8 upazilas in this district. They are:

  1. Bauphal Upazila
  2. Dashmina Upazila
  3. Galachipa Upazila
  4. Kalapara Upazila
  5. Mirzaganj Upazila
  6. Patuakhali Sadar Upazila
  7. Dumki Upazila
  8. Rangabali Upazila

Administration[edit]

  • Deputy Commissioner (DC): Mr. Amitav Sarkar [1]
  • Superintendent of Police (SP): Mr. Md. Rofiqul Hassan Ghani [2]
  • Administrator of Zila Porishod: Mr. Khan Mosharraf Hossain [3]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the profession of the most of the people. Fishing is also a prominent profession of this district. Thousands of boats go into the deep sea to fish and come back with tons of fish. Paddy, Jute, and different types of vegetables are the main product of agriculture sector.

Religion[edit]

The district of Patuakhali consists 3892 mosques, 187 temples, three Buddhist temples and two churches.

Places of interest[edit]

Patuakhali city[edit]

The city of Patuakhali is situated beside two local rivers: Laukathi River and Lohalia River. During high tides some of the regions of Patuakhali are flooded with river water. The Bay of Bengal is not far from the region.

At the entrance of the city there is a bridge that connects Barisal (the divisional city) with Patuakhali and Kuakata beach. The bridge is popular among visitors.

As Patuakhali is a coastal area, it is affected almost every year by natural disasters like cyclones, floods and tornadoes. To help the disaster-affected people, many NGO's are active in the area. They play a vital role in developing the life style of poor people.

Fruits[edit]

The fruit trees indigenous to Patuakhali district areas as follows:[2]

  1. Mango
  2. Guava
  3. Jamun
  4. Custard-apple
  5. Tamarind
  6. Grapefruit
  7. Lime
  8. Jackfruit
  9. Papaya
  10. Pineapple
  11. The Bengal almond
  12. Banana
  13. Coconut
  14. Lichi
  15. Pomegranate
  16. The Date
  17. The Fig
  18. Haritaki
  19. Palm or Tal

The Jackfruit, Mango and Banana are abundant; but the Date and Coconut are both scarce.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iffat Jerin (2012). "Patuakhali District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ Bangladesh District Gazetteers:Bogra. Government of Bangladesh. 1979, pp. 16-16

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