Bhola District

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Location of Bhola in Bangladesh
Location of Bhola in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°41′25″N 90°39′09″E / 22.6903°N 90.6525°E / 22.6903; 90.6525Coordinates: 22°41′25″N 90°39′09″E / 22.6903°N 90.6525°E / 22.6903; 90.6525
Country  Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
 • Total 3,737.21 km2 (1,442.94 sq mi)
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total 1,776,795
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 29.47% (1991)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 8300

Bhola District (Bengali: ভোলা) is an administrative district (zila) in south-western Bangladesh, which includes Bhola Island, the largest island of Bangladesh. It is located in the Barisal Division and has an area of 3737.21 km².[1] It is bounded by Lakshmipur and Barisal Districts to the north, the Bay of Bengal to the south, by Lakshmipur and Noakhali districts, the (lower) Meghna river and Shahbazpur Channel to the east, and by Patuakhali District and the Tetulia river to the west.[2] About 400 mmcf natural gas has been found at Kachia in Bhola which is being used to run a power station.


Bhola district comprises the following upazilas:

  1. Bhola Sadar Upazila
  2. Daulatkhan Upazila
  3. Burhanuddin Upazila
  4. Tazumuddin Upazila
  5. Lalmohan Upazila
  6. Char Fasson Upazila
  7. Manpura Upazila


Educational institutions[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Central Saheed Minar, Bhola
  • Kobi Mozammel Haque Town Hall
  • Tulatuli river
  • Bhola Shishu Park
  • Bhola Kheya Ghat
  • Monpura island
  • Dhal Char
  • Bank of Meghna
  • Char Kukri-Mukri
  • Shahbajpur Gas Field
  • Shantir Hat Meghnar Par

Members of ninth Jatiyo Sangshad (2014 - )[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Md Sakhaowat Hossain (2012). "Bhola District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^, Retrieved on 24-02-2011.
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