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From top: City skyline, Guthia Mosque, Durga Sagar lake, Oxford Mission Church, Brojomohun College, Bell's Park aka Bangabandhu Udyan, Barisal Town hall and Kirtonkhola River port
Venice of the East
Barisal is located in Bangladesh
Location of Barisal in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°48′0″N 90°30′0″E / 22.80000°N 90.50000°E / 22.80000; 90.50000
DivisionBarisal Division
DistrictBarisal District
Municipality Eshtablished1876; 148 years ago (1876)
City Corporation2002; 22 years ago (2002)
Granted city status19 April 2001[1]
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • BodyBarisal City Corporation
 • Urban
58 km2 (22 sq mi)
1 m (4 ft)
 • City328,278
 • Density10,524/km2 (27,260/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code
Calling code0431
National calling code+880
PoliceBarisal Metropolitan Police
Domestic airportBarisal Airport
WebsiteOfficial Web Portal

Barisal, officially known as Barishal,[4] (Bengali: বরিশাল Bengali Pron: [boɾiʃal]) 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.

Education[change | change source]

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

Universities[change | change source]

Medical College[change | change source]

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School[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Barisal City Master Plan - Urban Development Directorate". Urban Development Directorate - Government of Bangladesh. Archived from the original on 14 April 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  2. "Barisal City Corporation, Bangladesh" (PDF). ICLEI. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 April 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  3. "Population & Housing Census-2011" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. p. 38. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  4. "Bangladesh changes English spellings of five districts". Dhaka. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.