Jhalokati District

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Jhalokati

ঝালকাঠি
Jhalokathi Town in 2016.jpg
Kirtipasa Land lord's Home (3).jpg
Kirtipasa Land lord's Home (2).jpg
Jhalokathi N S Kamil Madrasah Mosque.jpg
From top: Jhalokati Sadar Road, Kirtipasha Zamindar Bari Ruins and Jhalokathi N S Kamil Madrasah Complex
Location of Jhalokati in Bangladesh
Location of Jhalokati in Bangladesh
Expandable map of Jhalokati District
Coordinates: 22°38′35″N 90°12′00″E / 22.6431°N 90.2000°E / 22.6431; 90.2000Coordinates: 22°38′35″N 90°12′00″E / 22.6431°N 90.2000°E / 22.6431; 90.2000
Country Bangladesh
DivisionBarisal Division
Area
 • Total758.06 km2 (292.69 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total694,090
 • Density920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+06:00 (BST)
HDI (2018)0.672[1]
medium · 2nd of 21
Websitewww.jhalakathi.gov.bd

Jhalokathi (Bengali: ঝালকাঠি) is a district in southern Bangladesh.[2] It is located in the Barisal Division and covers an area of 758.06 km2 It is bounded by Barisal district to the north and east, Barguna district and the Bishkhali river in the south, Lohagara Upazila and Pirojpur district to the west. Annual average temperatures: maximum 33.3 °C, minimum 12.1 °C; annual rainfall 2506 mm. Main rivers in this district are Bishkhali, Sugandha, Dhanshiri, Gabkhan, Jangalia and Bamanda, Bajitpur River. "পেয়ারা আর শীতলপাটি এই নিয়ে ঝালকাঠি" is the district branding.[3]

Subdivisions[edit]

The district is administratively subdivided into 4 upazilas, these are:

  1. Jhalokati Sadar Upazila
  2. Kathalia Upazila
  3. Nalchity Upazila
  4. Rajapur Upazila

Administration[edit]

Administrator of Zila Porishad: Sarder Mohammad Shah Alam [4]

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Md. Johar Ali [5][6]

Transportation[edit]

  • Roads & Highways:
  • Rural communications: Water transport is a major attraction in Jhaokati district. People can travel at a cheap cost by boats and various types of engine boats. Jhalokati is famous for beautiful rivers and canals like Barishal. Tourists can find it enjoyable to travel through boats.

Population[7][edit]

  • Total population: 694,090
  • Male: 346,161
  • Female: 347,929

Religion[edit]

The district of Jhalokati consists 2475 mosques Dubious – 3 mosques for every km2?, 46 temples and five Buddhist temples.

Media[edit]

Print media:

Telecommunications:

Satellite Television:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  2. ^ a b Rahman, Humayun (2012). "Jhalokati District". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ "District Branding". Jhalokati District.
  4. ^ "AL men appointed administrators". The Daily Star. December 16, 2011.
  5. ^ "List of Deputy Commissioners". Ministry of Public Administration.
  6. ^ "Officers: Deputy Commissioner's Office".
  7. ^ "District Branding". Jhalokati District.