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Divisions: Barisal | Chittagong | Dhaka | Khulna | Rajshahi | Rangpur | Sylhet
Districts in Barisal: Barguna | Barisal | Bhola | Jhalakati | Patuakhali | Pirojpur

Barisal District Information

Area2790.51 square kilometers.
Bounded by
Madaripur, Shariatpur, Chandpur and Lakshmipur districts on the north, Patuakhali, Barguna and Jhalokati districts on the south, Bhola and Lakshmipur districts on the east, Jhalokati, Pirojpur and Gopalganj districts on the west.
Profile
Bakerganj disrict was established in 1797. Later on it was renamed as Barisal district. Barisal was declared a division on 1 January, 1993. The district consists of one city corporation, five municipalities, 66 wards, 111 mahallas, 10 upazilas, 86 union parishads, 1147 mouzas and 1175 villages.
Upazilla/ Thana
Agailjhara Upazila, Babuganj Upazila, Bakerganj Upazila, Banaripara Upazila, Barisal Sadar Upazila, Gournadi Upazila, Hizla Upazila, Mehendiganj Upazila, Muladi Upazila, Wazirpur Upazila

Post Codes for Barisal District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
119Barisal-1Talukder Md. YounusBangladesh Awami League
120Barisal-2Md. Manirul IslamBangladesh Awami League
121Barisal-3Golam Kibria TipuJatiya Party
122Barisal-4Md. Mazbauddin FarhadBangladesh Nationalist Party
123Barisal-5Md. Mazibar Rahman SarwarBangladesh Nationalist Party
124Barisal-6A B M Ruhul Amin HowladerJatiya Party
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
121Barisal-1BNP (54.40)BAL (45.12)BAL (47.60)
122Barisal-2BNP (37.97)JP (27.96)Other (33.02)
123Barisal-3BNP (55.76)BNP (49.51)BNP (29.54)
124Barisal-4BNP (66.84)BNP (54.10)BAL (30.22)
125Barisal-5BNP (59.65)BNP (45.75)BNP (43.71)
126Barisal-6BNP (40.10)BAL (41.65)BNP (40.80)
132Barisal And PirojpurBNP (57.55)BAL (45.16)BNP (54.59)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
Ancient name of Barisal was chandradvipa. The capital of this kingdom was at Bakla. The founder of the kingdom was Danuj Madhav or Danuj Mardhan Dev.
Places to see
Rammohan Samadhi Mandir, Sujabad Kella, Sangram Kella, Sharkal Fort, Girja Mahalla, Bell's Park, Ebadullah Mosque, Kasai Mosque, Oxford Church, Shankar Math, Kali Bari of Mukunda Das, Joint Mosque at Bhatikhana, aswini kumar town hall, Charkella, durgasagar Dighi, one domed Mosque (Kasba), brass image of Manasa weighing three maunds (Char Bania Bari).
Newspapers
Dailies: Shahnama, Probashi, Gram Samachar, Ajker Barta, Rupantar Sathi, Saikot Barta, Darpan, Dipanchal, Ajker Kantha; periodicals: weekly Lokabani, Bakerganj Parikrama, Chirantan Bangla, Upakul, periodicals Paira, the River, Etibriti, Khadem, Chirantan Bangla, Upakul, Samachar, Gournadi Parikrama; extinct; Barisal Bartabaha (1870), Hitasadhini (1871), Banglar Ranjika (1873), Kashipur Nibasi (1881), Swadesh (1885), Bharat Hitoishi (1882), Barisal Hiroishi (1885), Bikash (1900), Sahayogi (1885), Praddip (1927), Tarun (1923), Pathik (1925), Bahumihir (1926), Protiva Tangim (1949), Parimal Bahini (1859).
Rivers lower meghna, arial khan, katcha, kirtankhola, tentulia, Naya Bhanga, Jayanti, Shwarupkathi and Amtali.
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