Barkal Upazila

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Barkal is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°44′N 92°21.5′E / 22.733°N 92.3583°E / 22.733; 92.3583Coordinates: 22°44′N 92°21.5′E / 22.733°N 92.3583°E / 22.733; 92.3583
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Rangamati District
 • Total 760.88 km2 (293.78 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 28,839
 • Density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+6 (BST)
Website Official Map of Barkal

Barkal (Bengali: বরকল) is an upazila (sub-district) of Rangamati District[1] in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Tribal people call it as Borhol বড়হল .


Barkal is located at 22°44′00″N 92°21′30″E / 22.7333°N 92.3583°E / 22.7333; 92.3583 . It has 4,782 households and a total area of 760.88 km².

Kaptai Lake, Barkal Upazila, Rangamati


According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Barkal has a population of 28,839. Males constitute 57.1% of the population, and females, 42.9%. The population aged 18 or over is 15,770. Barkal has an average literacy rate of 30.4% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.[2]

Kaptai Lake, Barkal Upazila, Rangamati
Females are more active in household work and cultivation


Barkal has five unions/wards, 29 mauzas/mahallas and 156 villages. Subolong Union is known for its waterfalls and the natural environment of Kaptai Lake.[citation needed] Barkal Sadar Union is situated on the banks of the Karnafuli River. The three other unions are Bhusanchara, Aimachara and Borohorina.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Atikur Rahman (2012), "Barkal Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.