Barisal District

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Barisal District

বরিশাল জেলা
Barishal District
Barisal Cityscape, 2015.jpg
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BM College, Barisal.jpg
Bell's Park aka Bangabandhu Udyan Barisal.jpg
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কাউয়ার চর ফেরিঘাট .jpg
Satlar Bil (Satla Waterlily Swamp) (4).jpg
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উলানিয়া জমিদার বাড়ি জামে মসজিদ.jpg
From top: City skyline, Guthia Mosque, Durga Sagar lake, Oxford Mission Church, Brojomohun College, Bell's Park aka Bangabandhu Udyan, Kasba Mosque, Paddle steamer at Kirtonkhola River port, Satlar Bil, Manasa Mandir of Bijoy Gupta and Ulania Zamnindar Bari Mosque.
Location of Barisal District in Bangladesh
Location of Barisal District in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°48′N 90°22′E / 22.80°N 90.37°E / 22.80; 90.37Coordinates: 22°48′N 90°22′E / 22.80°N 90.37°E / 22.80; 90.37
Country Bangladesh
DivisionBarisal Division
Bakerganj District1760
 • Total2,784.52 km2 (1,075.11 sq mi)
 Census 2011
 • Total2,324,310
 • Density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
DemonymsBarisali, Borishailla
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code

Barisal District, officially known as Barishal District,[1] is a district in south-central Bangladesh, formerly called Bakerganj district, established in 1797.[2] Its headquarters are in the city of Barisal, which is also the headquarters of Barisal Division.[3]


Barisal District is a district in southern Bangladesh and is also the headquarter of Barisal Division.[3] Barisal District traces its origins to Bakerganj district which was established in 1797. It was placed in Barisal Division on 1 January 1993.[2]


Barisal District had a population of 2,324,310 at the 2011 Census (provisional).


Barisal's economic is mostly based on farming and fishing.


Barisal is served by the Barisal Airport which is located just outside the city. It has frequent flight services to Dhaka via Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Novo Air, US-Bangla Airlines, and GMG Airlines. There is a launch(ship),Green line water ways and bus for transport.


Notable educational institutions in Barisal include Sher-e-Bangla Medical College, University of Barisal, Barisal Cadet College, Govt. B M College, Govt. Barisal College, Govt. Hatem Ali College, Govt. Woman's College, Barisal Polytechnic Institute, Govt. Fazlul Huq College, Barisal Technical School and College, A. Karim Ideal College, and Ideal Cadet School & College.


Barisal District is divided into the following Upazilas (formerly called Thanas):

  1. Agailjhara Upazila
  2. Babuganj Upazila
  3. Bakerganj Upazila
  4. Banaripara Upazila
  5. Barisal Sadar Upazila
  6. Gaurnadi Upazila
  7. Hizla Upazila
  8. Mehendiganj Upazila
  9. Muladi Upazila
  10. Wazirpur Upazila

Culture and places of interest[edit]

  • The Bangabandhu Uddan (former Bell's Park) is a place inside Barisal City, right on the banks of the Kirtonkhola (or Kirton Khola) river.
  • South of Barisal city there is a beach town, Kuakata. There are several hotels and motels in Kuakata. This is where the Marma live. Southeast, over the Kirtonkhola
  • Shahid Abdur Rab Serniabat Bridge was inaugurated in 2011.[4]

Notable personalities[edit]


  • Barisal Holiday School(BHS)
  • Uttoran
  • Sondhani
  • Badhon


  1. ^ Mahadi Al Hasnat (2 April 2018). "Mixed reactions as govt changes English spellings of 5 district names". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b KAM Saiful Islam (2012). "Barisal District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ a b About Barisal Local Government Engineering Department, Local Government Division, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives; retrieved 14 May 2014.
  4. ^ "PM pledges steps to check food prices". The Daily Star. UNB. Retrieved 3 October 2015.