• Barisal • Bhola
• Jhalokati •
22.1508° N 90.1264° EArea
12.1°C - 33.3°C
BST (UTC+6)Population (2007)
- Literacy rate
- Female 902465
District Commissioner Qazi Obaidur Rahman
Members of the Parliament Interim government
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Map of Barguna DistrictBarguna (Bengali: ??????)
is a district in South-western Bangladesh.
It is a part of the Barisal Division.
• 1 History
• 2 Geography
• 3 Administration
• 4 Economy
• 5 Demographics
• 6 Places of interest
• 7 See also History
During the British rule, a police station
was set up at Barguna in the 18th century.
It was a part of the greater Barisal District
at that time. Later, during the end of the
Pakistani period, it was elevated to a sub-division
in 1969. In 1984, it was upgraded to a full
Barguna district has a total area of 1831.31
sq km. It is bounded on the north by the districts
of Jhalkathi, Barisal, Pirojpur and Patuakhali.
On the east, it borders Patuakhali District.
On the south, Barguna is bounded by Patuakhali
District, the Bay of Bengal. Finally, on the
western side, Barguna borders Pirojpur and
Bagerhat districts. Important rivers of Barguna
district include the Payra river, Bishkhali
river and the Baleshwar river.
Barguna is divided into 5 upazilas:
1. Amtali Upazila
2. Bamna Upazila
3. Barguna Sadar Upazila
4. Betagi Upazila
5. Patharghata Upazila
There are a total of 38 union parishads (union
council), 238 mouzas and 560 villages in these
5 upazilas. Barguna also has 4 municipalities
which contain 44 wards and 49 mahallas.
The largest city of the district is Barguna
Town. It has a total area of 15.57 square
Km and is divided into 9 wards and 19 mahallas.
Barguna's economy is mainly agriculture dependent.
The main crops include Rice and Pulses. In
the past, there were Jute cultivation, but
gradually it lost poplularity as a cash crop.
Being a coastal district, Barguna has a thriving
fishing industry. The main produce of the
district include Betel leaf, pulses, Banana,
Betel nut, sea fish Molasses and Shrimp. There
is a small manufacturing industry that involves
mostly rice mills, saw mill, soap factory,
flour mill, ice factory and pen factory. Traditional
cottage industries like weaving, bamboo and
cane art work, goldsmith, blacksmith, potteries,
wood work, tailoring also thrive in the rural
As of 2007, Barguna District has a overall
population of 902,465 with a population density
of 492 persons/km². Females constitute
a majority of the population with a percentage
of 50.12% while males constitute 49.88%. 91.01%
of the people are Muslim, 8.69% Hindu, .04%
Christian, .24% Bhuddist, and .02% other.