|— Metropolitan city —|
|Granted city status||2003|
|• Body||Barisal City Corporation|
|• City Mayor||Shawkat Hossain Hiron|
|• Metropolitan city||19.99 km2 (7.72 sq mi)|
|• Metropolitan city||210,374|
|• Density||10,524/km2 (27,260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
|GDP (2005)||$00 billion|
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.
Barisal is a major center for higher education in Bangladesh. A few of city’s education institutions are:
- University of Barisal
- Sher-E-Bangla Medical college
- Brojomohun College (known as BM College)
- Barisal Polytechnic Institute
- Barisal Cadet College
There is also a Physical education college, a Nursing institute and two Teacher's training colleges.
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