District Information

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

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 [117 km] north) and with Chittagong to the southeast.

Barguna [Borguna] is a district in South-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Barisal Division.


The Barguna District has a total area of 1831.31 km². It is bounded on the north by the districts of Jhalkathi, Barisal, Pirojpur and Patuakhali. In the east, it borders the Patuakhali District. On the south, Barguna is bounded by the Patuakhali District, and the Bay of Bengal. On the western side, it borders Pirojpur and Bagerhat districts. Important rivers of Barguna district include the Payra River, Bishkhali River and the Baleshwar River.