Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Barisal: Barguna | Barisal | Bhola | Jhalakati | Patuakhali | Pirojpur
Jhalokati District Information
|Area||758.06 square kilometers.|
district on the north and east, Barguna
district and the Bishkhali river on the south, lohagara and Pirojpur
districts on the west.
Jhalokati subdivision was established in 1972 and was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 2 municipalities, 18 wards, 4 upazilas, 32 union parishads, 400 mouzas, 66 mahallas and 449 villages.
Jhalokati Sadar Upazila, Kathalia Upazila, Nalchity Upazila, Rajapur Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|125||Jhalokati-1||Bazlul Haque Harun||Bangladesh Awami League|
|126||Jhalokati-2||Amir Hossain Amu||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|127||Jhalokathi-1||BNP (52.85)||JP (33.89)||BNP (48.36)|
|128||Jhalokathi-2||BNP (58.55)||JP (37.04)||BNP (36.43)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
During the British rule 17 Muslims were killed in an encounter with the British army at Kulkati. Due to navigation facilities the area attracted the Europeans; the East India Company, the Dutch and the French established their trade centres in phases. Because of its commercial importance Jhalokati was called the 'second Kolkata'. During the War of Liberation Rezaul Karim of village Besain Khan (Jhalokati Sadar Upazila) formed the Manik Bahini consisting of 24 members to resist the Pak army. On 16 June 1971, the Pak army in collaboration with some local Razakars captured and killed them. On 27 April the Pak army set on fire in Jalokhati Town and caused heavy damages.
|Places to see|
Sujabad Kellah (fort), remnants of the Ghosal Rajbari, Old Municipal Building, Civil Court Building (1781), Surichora Jami Mosque, Madabar Mosque.
Daily: Shatakantha (extinct), weekly Suryadaya, weekly Ajana Khabar; periodicals: Arkh, Jagaran, Agraha, Namta, Shabdakash, Sabujpatra, Janayeta, Sreshti.
|Rivers|| Bishkhali, Sugandha, Dhansiri, Gabkhan, Jangalia and Bamanda.|