Pirojpur District

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Pirojpur
পিরোজপুর
District
Location of Pirojpur in Bangladesh
Location of Pirojpur in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°35′N 89°58′E / 22.58°N 89.97°E / 22.58; 89.97Coordinates: 22°35′N 89°58′E / 22.58°N 89.97°E / 22.58; 89.97
Country  Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
Area
 • Total 1,399.39 km2 (540.31 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,113,257
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 55.8%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 8500
Website http://www.pirojpur.gov.bd/

Pirojpur (Bengali: পিরোজপুর) is a district (zila) in south-western Bangladesh. It is part of Barisal Division.[1] It is located besides the Boleswor river at 22 30’ 00" N 89 52’ 00" E & 22 52’-00" N 90 13’00" E and bounded by Gopalgonj, Barisal district on the north, Barguna district on the south., Jhalokati district on the east and Bagerhat on the west. It is declared as a district in 1 March 1984. It consists of Seven Upazila, three Pourasava and fifty one Unions. This district has may beautiful places and is famous for its natural furits like coconut, Guava, Hog-plum, betel leaf and betel nuts etc. The area of the town is small but everything is built in a planned way and also very clean. There are different buses to smooth the communication with other district as well as inside the district. Water routes also connect this district with the capital city, Khulna, Barisal etc all through the year. There are some prominent rivers exists in the districts these are Boleshhwar, Kocha and Sandha etc.

Most of the land is low laying plane land 10-19 feet above from see level and the soil is fertile. It is a tidal and cyclone affected area as a result habitants of this districts faces this challenge every year. The minimum temperature is 8 to 9 c cued maxim temp. 38 c at summer, Annual average rain fall 2240mm. The peoples are very friendly and helpful. Pirojpur is one of the potential district in Bangladesh in all respect.

Name[edit]

According to myth, the second son of Shah Shuja, Firoz Shah, died in this area, and the area became known subsequently as 'Firozpur'. In time, the pronunciation 'Firozpur' slowly muted to 'Pirozpur'.[2]

Geography[edit]

Pirojpur is also the name of a city of about 100,000 people. Most of the land is low lying and the soil is fertile. There are small forests.

Nesarabad is known for its business centre and also for the Sundori tree (a kind of mangrove) that grows there.

Launches, steamers and boats are used for travelling on the rivers. The local port is called Hoolarhaat Launch Station (ghaat). Buses, autorickshaws and rickshaws are also used for transport.

Administration[edit]

  • Administrator of Zila Porishod: Mohammad Akram Hossain [3]
  • Deputy Commissioner (DC): Onol Chondro Daash [4]

Pirojpur at a Galance[edit]

Pirojpur district is divided into seven upazilas :

Upazila population
Bhandaria 145233
Kawkhali 70364
Mathbaria 253915
Nazirpur 166014
Nesarabad 202520
Pirojpur Sadar 225156
Zianagar 98451

The subdivision (then, a mohokooma, now a zila) of Pirojpur was created in 1866. The Pirojpur municipality was established in 1985.

Transportation[edit]

  • Roads & Highways:
  • Waterways:

Religion[edit]

There are 3934 mosques, 15 temples and two churches in the district of Pirojpur.

Media[edit]

Print media:

Telecommunications:

Satellite Television:

Notable residents[edit]

Kabi Begum Sufia Kamal, Kabi Ahsan Habib, Leader Mahiuddin Ahmed, M. U. Ahmed Ahmed, Manik Miah, Mainul Hossain Bar-at-Law,Anwar Hossain Manju, Md. Abu Kaiser FCA(Fellow of Chartered Accountant), M A Samad Talukdar,G.L.Aich(Magician), Shohid Noor Hossain,Major(rtd)Ziauddin,Delawar hossain sayedee,A.K.M.A. Auwal,Ashok kumar Brammochari (professor of Physics), Tofajjol Hossain (Manik Mia), Md. Omar Faruk,

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranjan Baksi Nupu (2012). "Pirojpur District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ "The Daily Ittefaq" (in Bengali). 
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