Pirojpur District

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Pirojpur District
Location of Pirojpur in Bangladesh
Location of Pirojpur in Bangladesh
Expandable map of Pirojpur District
Coordinates: 22°35′N 89°58′E / 22.58°N 89.97°E / 22.58; 89.97Coordinates: 22°35′N 89°58′E / 22.58°N 89.97°E / 22.58; 89.97
Country Bangladesh
DivisionBarisal Division
 • Deputy CommissionerAbu Ali Md. Shazzad Hossain
 • Total1,277.80 km2 (493.36 sq mi)
 (2011 census)
 • Total1,131,758
 • Density890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pirojpuri, Firozpuri
Time zoneUTC+06:00 (BST)
Postal code
HDI (2018)0.672[1]
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Pirojpur (Bengali: পিরোজপুর) is a district in South-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Barisal Division. Most of the land is low lying and the soil is fertile. There are small forests. The Pirojpur municipality was established in 1985. Nesarabad is famous for business centres and also for the Sundori tree (a kind of mangrove tree) that grows there.

Subdivisions[change | change source]

Pirojpur district is divided into units, also known as Thanas : Pirojpur Sadar, Nesarabad, Mothbaria, Bhandaria, Zianagar, Nazirpur, Kawkhali. The subdivision of Pirojpur was created in 1866.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.