Pirojpur District

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Pirojpur
পিরোজপুর
District
Location of Pirojpur in Bangladesh
Location of Pirojpur in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°35′N 89°58′E / 22.58°N 89.97°E / 22.58; 89.97Coordinates: 22°35′N 89°58′E / 22.58°N 89.97°E / 22.58; 89.97
Country  Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
Area
 • Total 1,399.39 km2 (540.31 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,113,257
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 8500

Pirojpur (Bengali: পিরোজপুর) is a district (zila) in south-western Bangladesh. It is part of Barisal Division.[1]

Name[edit]

According to myth, the second son of Shah Shuja, Firoz Shah, died in this area, and the area became known subsequently as 'Firozpur'. In time, the pronunciation 'Firozpur' slowly muted to 'Pirozpur'.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Pirojpur District had a population of 1,113,257 at the 2011 Census (provisional).

Geography[edit]

Most of the land is low-lying and the soil is fertile. There are small forests.

Nesarabad is known for its business centre and also for the Sundori tree (a kind of mangrove) that grows there.

Launches, steamers and boats are used for travelling on the rivers. The local port is called Hoolarhaat Launch Station (ghaat). Buses, autorickshaws and rickshaws are also used for transport.

Borderd By[edit]

Pirojpur District is bordered by Barisal and Gopalganj districts to the north, Barguna district to the south, Jhalokati and Barguna districts to the east, Bagerhat district and the Sundarban, the largest mangrove forest to the west.

Administration[edit]

The subdivision (then, a mohokooma, now a zila) of Pirojpur was created in 1866. Pirojpur district was formed in 1984 and the Municipality was formed in 1886. The area of Pirojpur is 1399.39 km2. It is under Barisal Division. There are 04 Municipalities in Pirojpur named Pirozpur, Bhandaria, Nesarabad and Mathbaria. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Pirojpur district is 07, named- Pirojpur Sadar, Bhandaria, Mathbaria, Zianagor, Nazirpur, Sharupkathi and Kaukhali. Of the seven upazilas of the district Mathbaria is the largest (353.25 km2, it occupies 27.01% of the total area of the district) and Kawkhali is the smallest (79.65 km2). It also containing 51 Unions, 390 Mauzas and 648 Villages.

  • Administrator of Zila Porishod: Mohammad Akram Hossain [3]
  • Deputy Commissioner (DC): Shoave Howlader [4]

Pirojpur at a Glance[edit]

Pirojpur district is divided into seven upazilas :

Upazila population
Bhandaria 145233
Kawkhali 70364
Mathbaria 253915
Nazirpur 166014
Nesarabad 202520
Pirojpur Sadar 225156
Zianagar 98451

Rivers[edit]

Gabkhan, Baleshwar, Damodar, Kocha, Pona, Kochakhali, Kaliganga, Sandha.

The Baleshwar, the river that situated to the east of Sunder Bans splits into two parts. One is known as Doratana which flows through Bagerhat and the other and mighty one is know as Kacha which flows through Bhandaria. Then it has a offshoot Baleshwar which later meets with Doratana and falls into Kaliganga near Mativanga, Najirpur. And Kocha splits into two river Kaliganga and Sandha. Kaliganga flows to the north meets with Baleshwar and flow to further north. and Sandha flows to the east.

Transportation[edit]

Buses[edit]

There are two bus terminals in Pirojpur, Pirojpur Bus terminal and Pirojpur Old Bus Terminal. Many Bus company connect Pirojpur to other districts.

River port[edit]

Hular Hat is the river port of Pirojpur. It is situated some 5 km east to the Pirojpur town and the river port stands on Kaligana. Beside it is the steamer wharf. Launches destined to Dhaka an other parts of the country starts from here regularly

Main sources of income[edit]

Agriculture 50.82%, non-agricultural labourer 5.75%, industry 0.78%, commerce 18.71%, transport and communication 2.16%, service 7.69%, construction 1.36%, religious service 1.61%, rent and remittance 0.95% and others 10.17%.

Religion[edit]

There are 3,934 mosques, 15 temples and two churches in the district of Pirojpur.

Agro Products[edit]

Paddy, jute, sugar cane, wheat, guava, banana, coconut, hog-plum, betel leaf, betel nuts.

Tourist Attractions in Pirojpur District[edit]

Floating market in Kuriana, Pirojpur
  • Mothbaria Shapjora Kuthibari
  • Momin Mosque
  • Rayerkathi Royal Palace and Temple
  • Kumarkhali Kali Mandir
  • Two Domed Mosque (Nesarabad)
  • Remnants of Kaurikhara Zamindarbari
  • Baleswar DC Park
  • Majherchar
  • Floating Vegetable Garden of Nazirpur
  • Guava Orchard of Nesharabad
  • Pathorghata Sea Beach.

Media[edit]

Print media:

Telecommunications:

Satellite Television:

Sports[edit]

Cricket and football are the two most popular sports in Pirojpur while kabaddi is also popular.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]