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Location of Pirojpur in Bangladesh
|• Total||1,399.39 km2 (540.31 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
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'.
Pirojpur District had a population of 1,113,257 at the 2011 Census (provisional).
Most of the land is low-lying and the soil is fertile. There are small forests.
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.puraton bus station is on of the most popular place of this district.
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.
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 4 Municipalities in Pirojpur named Pirojpur, Bhandaria, Nesarabad and Mathbaria. The number of Upazilas (sub districts) in Pirojpur district is 7, 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 
- Deputy Commissioner (DC): Anol Chandra Das
Pirojpur at a Glance
Pirojpur district is divided into seven upazilas :
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 known as Kacha which flows through Bhandaria. Then it has an 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.
There are two bus terminals in Pirojpur, Pirojpur Bus terminal and Pirojpur Old Bus Terminal. Many Bus company connect Pirojpur to other districts.
Hularhat 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
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%.
There are 3,934 mosques, 15 temples and two churches in the district of Pirojpur.
Paddy, jute, sugar cane, wheat, guava, banana, coconut, hog-plum, betel leaf, betel nuts.
Tourist Attractions in Pirojpur District
- Mothbaria Shapleza Kuthibari
- Momin Mosque
- Rayerkathi Royal Palace and Temple
- Kumarkhali Kali Mandir
- Two Domed Mosque (Nesarabad)
- Remnants of Kaurikhara Zamindarbari
- Baleswar DC Park
- Floating Vegetable Garden of Nazirpur
- Guava Orchard of Nesharabad
- Pathorghata Sea Beach.
- Prothom Alo (National)
- Kaler Kantho (National)
- Samakal (National)
- Dainik Janakantha (National)
- Jugantor (National)
Cricket and football are the two most popular sports in Pirojpur while kabaddi is also popular.
- Ahsan Habib
- Anwar Hossain Manju
- Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
- Tofazzal Hossain Manik Miah
- Jewel Aich
- Sufia Kamal
- Moinul Ahsan Saber
- Habibur Rahman Malek
- Sheikh Nazmul Islam
- Chandi Charan Paul
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pirojpur District.|
- Nupu, Ranjan Baksi (2012). "Pirojpur District". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
- "The Daily Ittefaq" (in Bengali).
- "10 districts get new DCs". bdnews24.com. 16 January 2012.