Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Barisal: Barguna | Barisal | Bhola | Jhalakati | Patuakhali | Pirojpur
Barisal District Information
|Area||2790.51 square kilometers.|
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.
Agailjhara Upazila, Babuganj Upazila, Bakerganj Upazila, Banaripara Upazila, Barisal Sadar Upazila, Gournadi Upazila, Hizla Upazila, Mehendiganj Upazila, Muladi Upazila, Wazirpur Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|119||Barisal-1||Talukder Md. Younus||Bangladesh Awami League|
|120||Barisal-2||Md. Manirul Islam||Bangladesh Awami League|
|121||Barisal-3||Golam Kibria Tipu||Jatiya Party|
|122||Barisal-4||Md. Mazbauddin Farhad||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|123||Barisal-5||Md. Mazibar Rahman Sarwar||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|124||Barisal-6||A B M Ruhul Amin Howlader||Jatiya Party|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|121||Barisal-1||BNP (54.40)||BAL (45.12)||BAL (47.60)|
|122||Barisal-2||BNP (37.97)||JP (27.96)||Other (33.02)|
|123||Barisal-3||BNP (55.76)||BNP (49.51)||BNP (29.54)|
|124||Barisal-4||BNP (66.84)||BNP (54.10)||BAL (30.22)|
|125||Barisal-5||BNP (59.65)||BNP (45.75)||BNP (43.71)|
|126||Barisal-6||BNP (40.10)||BAL (41.65)||BNP (40.80)|
|132||Barisal And Pirojpur||BNP (57.55)||BAL (45.16)||BNP (54.59)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
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).
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.||