Map of Barisal Division
|Established||1797 (as Bakerganj District)|
|• Total||13,644.85 km2 (5,268.31 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||597.08/km2 (1,546.42/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
Barisal (also spelt Barisāl) is a division of south-central Bangladesh. It used to be a district called Bakerganj. It is now one of 6 divisions of Bangladesh, but before Bangladeshi independence it was formerly part of East Pakistan as a district. The town of Barisal was under the control of the Roychoudhury family, which now has moved to Calcutta.
The division has an area of 13,297 km2 and a population of 7,757,000. It is divided into the following districts: