Bhola District

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Bhola
ভোলা
District
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
Area
 • 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
Website www.bhola.gov.bd

Bhola District (Bengali: ভোলা) is an administrative district (zila) in south-central 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.

Geography[edit]

Islands[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

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

Administration[edit]

Subdistricts[edit]

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

Members of ninth Jatiyo Sangshad (2006 - )[edit]

Education[edit]

There are 3 government colleges Bhola.[5]

  1. Bhola Govt. College
  2. Bhola Girls High School
  3. Bhola GOVT. High School
  4. Govt. Fazilatunnesa Women's College
  5. Dhaligour Nagar High School
  6. Karim Gonj High School
  7. Charfassion Govt. College.
  1. Dularhat Adarsha College.***
  2. Shibarhat Ideal Secondary School***
  3. Dularhat Ideal Secondary School ***
  1. Fatema Matin Women's College.charfassion.
  2. Mofizabad F.H. Secondary School
  3. Bhurhanuddin Abdul Jabbar College
  4. Burhanuddin Mahila College
  5. Bhola Govt. Technical School & College
  6. Burhanuddin Kamil Madrasha
  7. Kutuba Secondary School
  8. Burhanuddin Secondary School
  9. Kulsum Rahman High School
  10. Goungapur Secondary School
  11. Daulatkhan Govt.High school
  12. Daulatkhan Govt.Girls High school
  13. Daulatkhan Abu-Abdullah Degree College
  14. Bhola Technical Training Center

See also[edit]

Notes[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. ^ http://www.amardesh.com/zilla_bhola.php, Retrieved on 24-02-2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-27. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-25. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  5. ^ Dist, Bhola. "Bhola news". Retrieved 24 November 2016.