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Area: 2,791 sq. km

Population ( according to 2011 census )

23 of 771 people ( male 11 of 57 of 28 , women 11 to 72 million 714 thousand people )

Parliamentary seats : 6

City Corporation : 1

Township : 5

Upazila: 10

Police station : 13

Union : 85

Village : 1,227

Eucational information

Government Primary Schools : 951

Registered Primary School : 493

Government Secondary School : 2

Private Secondary Schools : 349

Government College : 7

Private College : 58

River : 20

Navy - the way : 1,150 km

Closed Jalmahal ( 20 acres and above ) : 1

Closed Jalmahal ( Under 20 acres ) : 157

Open Jalmahal : 32 posts

Hats - Market : 293

Union Land Office : 69

Paka : 7,743.5 km

Raw on the road : 1,517.5 km

Archaeological heritage and relics 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).

Historical events 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.

Marks of the War of Liberation Mass killing site 3, mass grave 2, sculpture 2, memorial 4.

Locally published newspapers and periodicals 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).

Main occupations Agriculture 35.28%, agricultural labourer 18.76%, wage labourer 4.16%, commerce 13.89%, service 10.64%, fishing 3.45%, construction 1.25%, transport 1.72% and others 10.85%.

Land use Cultivable land 178601 hectares; fallow land 5785.4 hectares; single crop 37.68%, double crop 48.80% and treble crop land 13.52%.

Main crops Paddy, jute, oil seed, betel leaf, onion, sugarcane.

Main fruits Mango, jackfuit, banana, coconut, litchi, betel nut, black berry, guava, amra.

Dairies, poultries, fisheries Poultry 791, dairy 126, fishery 712, hatchery 20.

Communication facilities Roads: pucca 362.5 km, semi pucca road 378 km, mud road 3133 km; waterways 355 nautical miles; airport 1.

Traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage, bullock cart, Gaina boat. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.

Manufactures Jute mill, textile mill, pharmaceutical industry, biscuit factory, flour mill, oil mill, ice factory, rice mill.

Cottage industries Weaving, bamboo works, goldsmith, blacksmith, potteries, wood work, tailoring, welding, bidi.

NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are brac, CARE, asa, caritas, proshika, grameen bank, BDS.


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