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Barisal division


Division_name
Barisal DivisionCoordinates
22.1508° N 90.1264° EArea
1831.31 km²
Temperature
12.1°C - 33.3°C
Time zone
BST (UTC+6)Population (2007)
- Density
- Males
- Females
- Literacy rate
- Male
- Female 902465
- 492/km²
- 49.88%
- 50.12%
- 40.14%
- 45.15%
- 35.15%
District Commissioner Qazi Obaidur Rahman
Members of the Parliament Interim government
Website: Banglapedia ArticleMaplink: Official Map of Barguna DistrictBarguna (Bengali: ??????) is a district in South-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Barisal Division.
Contents
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 district.
Geography
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.
Administration
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.
Economy
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 areas. .
Demographics
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.

 

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