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 Barisal Division(6)
  Barguna
  Barisal
  Bhola
  Jhalokati
  Patuakhali
  Pirojpur
 Chittagong Division(11)
  Bandarban
  Brahmanbaria
  Chandpur
  Chittagong
  Comilla
  Cox's Bazar
  Feni
  Khagrachhari
  Lakshmipur
  Noakhali
  Rangamati
 Dhaka Division(17)
  Dhaka
  Faridpur
  Gazipur
  Gopalganj
  Jamalpur
  Kishoreganj
  Madaripur
  Manikganj
  Munshiganj
  Mymensingh
  Narayanganj
  Narsingdi
  Netrokona
  Rajbari
  Shariatpur
  Sherpur
  Tangail
 Khulna Division(10)
  Bagerhat
  Chuadanga
  Jessore
  Jhenaidaha
  Khulna
  Kushtia
  Magura
  Meherpur
  Narail
  Satkhira
 Rajshahi Division(8)
  Bogra
  Joypurhat
  Naogaon
  Natore
  Nawabganj
  Pabna
  Rajshahi
  Sirajganj
 Rangpur Division(8)
  Dinajpur
  Gaibandha
  Kurigram
  Lalmonirhat
  Nilphamari
  Panchagarh
  Rangpur
  Thakurgaon
 Sylhet Division(4)
  Habiganj
  Maulvi Bazar
  Sunamganj
  Sylhet

Barisāl (also spelt Barisal) is located in south-central Bangladesh. Formerly a district called Bakerganj, it is now one of the 6 divisions of Bangladesh. The town lies in the Ganges (Padma) River delta on an offshoot of the Arial Khan River (Kirtonkhola). The Barisal town was under the control of the Roychoudhury family, which now has moved to Calcutta. Incorporated as a municipality in 1876 and upgraded to city corporation in 2002, it is a trans-shipment center for rice, hides, and pulses. Bakery, textile, Pharmaceutical products are output of a few industrial installation. It is linked by steamer with Dhaka (73 miles [117 km] north) and with Chittagong to the southeast. Road communication improved in last decade with building of few bridges. There is a medical college (Sher-e Bangla Medical College) affiliated with the National University. It also has a famous Cadet College - Barisal Cadet College (est. 1985) which has a number of record results on both HSC and SSC board exams.

Coordinates: 22°30 N, 90°20 E

Barisal Division with an area of 13297 sq km and surrounded by Dhaka Division on the north, bay of bengal on the south, Chittagong Division on the east and Khulna Division on the west. Main rivers are Agunmukha, Arial khan, Baleshwar, Bishkhali, Burishwar, Katcha, Kirtankhola, Haringhata, Paira, Tentulia.

Barisal Division was established in 1 January 1993. It consists of six districts, 38 upazilas, 353 union parishads, 3159 mouzas, 12 municipalities, 25 wards and 4163 villages. The districts are Barisal, Bhola, Jhalokati, Patuakhali, Pirojpur and barguna.

Barisāl Division at a glance

* Area: 13297 sq.km.
* Population: 7,757,000
* zilas: Barguna, Barisal, Bhola, Jhalokati, Patuakhali, Pirojpur.

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