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 Official website

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 Upazilas, three Pourasavas and fifty one Unions. The area of the town is small but everything is built in a planned way and also very clean. There are different buses to facilitate 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. Some og the important rivers in the district are Boleshhwar, Kocha and Sandha.

Most of the land is low-lying plain 10-19 feet above sea level and the soil is fertile. It is a tidal and cyclone-affected area; as a result the inhabitants of this district faces a challenge every year. The minimum temperature is 8 to 9 c and maxim temperature is 38 c in summer; annual average rain fall is 2240mm. Pirojpur is one of the potential district in Bangladesh in all respect.[clarification needed]

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]

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): shoave howlader [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 people[edit]

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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