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Location of Patuakhali in Bangladesh
|• Total||3,220.15 km2 (1,243.31 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
This is the main entrance for the beach of Kuakata. Famous for watching both the sun rise and sun set, it is called"সাগরকন্যা" The Daughter of Sea.
Patuakhali city is surrounded on three sides by rivers. The two major rivers are Laukathi and Lohalia, which are directly connected with the Bay of Bengal. The city has an inland airport used for transport and private travel across the country.
A number of different tribal peoples live in the district.
re 8 upazilas in this district. They are:
- Galachipa Upazil
- Dashmina Upazila
- Kalapara Upazila
- Mirzaganj Upazila
- Patuakhali Sadar Upazila
- Dumki Upazila
- Rangabali Upazila
- Deputy Commissioner (DC): Mr. Amitav Sarkar 
- Superintendent of Police (SP): Mr. Moshfiqur Rahman.
- Administrator of Zila Porishod: Mr. Khan Mosharraf Hossain 
Agriculture is the profession of the most of the people. Fishing is also a prominent profession of this district. Thousands of boats go into the deep sea to fish and come back with tons of fish. Paddy, Jute, and different types of vegetables are the main product of agriculture sector.
Places of interest
- Kuakata, a sea beach offering good views of the Bay of Bengal.
- Kalaia Bandar (Rice's Hut)
- Mohipur (Fishing Boat).
- Patuakhali Science and Technology University
- Patuakhali Medical College
- Patuakhali Polytechnic Institute
- Patuakhali Govt College
The city of Patuakhali is situated beside two local rivers: Laukathi River and Lohalia River. During high tides some of the regions of Patuakhali get flooded. The Bay of Bengal is not far from the region.
At the entrance of the city there is a bridge that connects Barisal (the divisional city) with Patuakhali and Kuakata beach.
As Patuakhali is a coastal area, it is affected almost every year by natural disasters like cyclones, floods and tornadoes. To help the disaster-affected people, many NGO's are active in the area. They play a vital role in developing the life style of poor people.
The fruit trees indigenous to Patuakhali district areas as follows:
The Payra seaport currently has two seaports and construction of a third has been started which will gradually be changed to a deep-sea port. The Indian Minister of Shipping Mr. Nitin Gadkari announced in April 2016 that a proposal and detailed report for a port at Payra in Bangladesh have been completed. India and Bangladesh will set up a high-level committee to work out details, including investment details.
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- Jerin, Iffat (2012). "Patuakhali District". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
- Bangladesh District Gazetteers:Bogra. Government of Bangladesh. 1979, pp. 16-16
- Economic Times: India to set up seaport at Payra in Bangladesh