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 1,277.80 km2 (493.36 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,113,257
 • Density 870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 55.8%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
 • Summer (DST) BDST (UTC+7)
Postal code 8500
Website Banglapedia Article

Pirojpur (Bengali: পিরোজপুর) is a district (zila) in south-western Bangladesh. It is part of Barisal Division.

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'.[1]

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 [2]
  • Deputy Commissioner (DC): Onol Chondro Daash [3]

Upazila[edit]

Pirojpur district is divided into seven upazilas :

Upazila population [4]
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]

Religion in Pirojpur District
Religion Percent
Islam
  
79.01%
Hinduism
  
20.91%
other religions
  
0.08%

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,

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Daily Ittefaq" (in Bengali). 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "Banglapedia: Pirojpur District". Retrieved 14 January 2012.