Barisal

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Barisal City
বরিশাল
Metropolitan city
Nickname(s): Chandradvipa
Barisal is located in Bangladesh
Barisal City
Location of Barisal in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°48′0″N 90°30′0″E / 22.8°N 90.5°E / 22.8; 90.5Coordinates: 22°48′0″N 90°30′0″E / 22.8°N 90.5°E / 22.8; 90.5
Country  Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
District Barisal District
Municipality Eshtablished 1957
City Corporation 2000
Granted city status 2003[1]
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Body Barisal City Corporation
 • City Mayor Shawkat Hossain Hiron
Area[2]
 • Metropolitan city 19.99 km2 (7.72 sq mi)
Population (2008)[3]
 • Metropolitan city 210,374
 • Density 10,524/km2 (27,260/sq mi)
 • Metro 385,093
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 8200
GDP (2005) $00 billion
Calling code 0431

Barisal City is a town in southern Bangladesh. It is an old port on the Kirtankhola. It is 142 km (373 km by road) away from the capital city Dhaka. It is now the headquarters of both the Barisal Division and the Barisal District. The city has 30 wards and 50 mahallas. Barisal municipality was formed in 1957 and was turned into a City Corporation in 2000.

Barisal City has one police academy.

Schools[change | change source]

Barisal is a major center for higher education in Bangladesh. A few of city’s education institutions are:

There is also a Physical education college, a Nursing institute and two Teacher's training colleges.

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