|• Total||760.88 km2 (293.78 sq mi)|
|• Density||38/km2 (98/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
|Website||Official Map of Barkal|
Barkal is located at. It has 4,782 households and a total area of 760.88 km².
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%.
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. Barkal Sadar Union is situated on the banks of the Karnafuli River. The three other unions are Bhusanchara, Aimachara and Borohorina.
- Atikur Rahman (2012), "Barkal Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
- "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
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