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Location of Patuakhali in Bangladesh
|• Total||3,220.15 km2 (1,243.31 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
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.
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.
There are 8 upazilas in this district. They are:
- Bauphal Upazila
- Dashmina Upazila
- Galachipa Upazila
- Kalapara Upazila
- Mirzaganj Upazila
- Patuakhali Sadar Upazila
- Dumki Upazila
- Rangabali Upazila
- Deputy Commissioner (DC): Mr. Amitav Sarkar 
- Superintendent of Police (SP): Mr. Md. Rofiqul Hassan Ghani 
- Administrator of Zila Porishod: Mr. Khan Mosharraf Hossain 
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.
The district of Patuakhali consists 3892 mosques, 187 temples, three Buddhist temples and two churches.
Places of interest
- Kuakata, a sea beach offering decent views of the Bay of Bengal.
- Kalaia Bandar (Rice's Hut)
- Mohipur (Fishing Boat).
- Patuakhali Science and Technology University
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.
The fruit trees indigenous to Patuakhali district areas as follows:
- The Bengal almond
- The Date
- The Fig
- Palm or Tal