Barisal District

Barisal District

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Barisal District

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Barisal () is a district in southern Bangladesh. It is also the headquarters of Barisal Division.

Geography and climate

Latitude: 22.75, Longitude: 90.36, Altitude: 4.

Barisal is located in south-central Bangladesh, formerly a district called Bakerganj, it is now a division. The town lies in the Ganges (Padma) River delta on an offshoot of the Arial Khan River (Kirtonkhola). Barisal town was under the control of the Roychoudhury family, which now has moved to Calcutta. Incorporated as a municipality in 1876 and upgraded to city corporation in 2002.It is linked by steamer with Dhaka (73 miles north) and with Chittagong to the southeast.

Due to its location and easy access to both riverine and marine navigation channels, it has become a transshipment centre for rice, hides, and pulses. Bakery, textile, pharmaceutical products are output of a few industrial installation.

The max. annual average temperature is 35.1°C, minimum 12.1°C; annual rainfall is 1955 mm.


Barisal was a semi-independent area in Mughal period. In course of time, it fell under Bengal Nawab and British India. After British rule it was part of East Pakistan and later Bangladesh. It was formerly known as Chandradip.

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Civic administration

Barisal had remained a municipality until 2002 when it was upgraded into a city corporation consisting of...
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