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Barguna

বরগুনা
Barguna District
Seabirds in Barguna Coastal area, Bangladesh (3).jpg
Front view of Tengragiri Wildlife Sanctuary.jpg
বিবি চিনি ঐতিহাসিক শাহী মসজিদ.jpg
Mangrove Forest in Barguna, Bangladesh (2).jpg
Barguna Coastal area, Bangladesh (2).jpg
Burishwar River in Barguna, Bangladesh (2).jpg
From top: Seabirds in Barguna Coastal area (Laldia beach), Tengragiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Bibicini Shahi Mosque, Haringhata Reserved Forest, Ashar Chor and Bibicini Shahi Mosque
Location of Barguna in Bangladesh
Location of Barguna in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°09′03″N 90°07′35″E / 22.1508°N 90.1264°E / 22.1508; 90.1264Coordinates: 22°09′03″N 90°07′35″E / 22.1508°N 90.1264°E / 22.1508; 90.1264
Country  Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
Area
 • Total 1,939.39 km2 (748.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total 892,781
 • Density 460.3411/km2 (1,192.278/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 62.10%
Time zone UTC+06:00 (BST)
HDI (2018) 0.586
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Barguna is a district in South-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Barisal Division. It has a total area of 1831.31 km². It is bordered on the north by the districts of Jhalokati, Barisal, Pirojpur and Patuakhali. In the east, it borders Patuakhali District. On the south, Barguna is bounded by Patuakhali District, the Bay of Bengal. On the western side, it borders Pirojpur and Bagerhat districts. Important rivers of Barguna district include the Payra river, Bishkhali river and the Baleshwar river.

Administration

Barguna is divided into 6 upazilas:

  1. Amtali Upazila
  2. Taltoli Upazila
  3. Bamna Upazila
  4. Barguna Sadar Upazila
  5. Betagi Upazila
  6. Patharghata Upazila

There are a total of 38 union parishads (union councils), 238 mouzas and 560 villages in these five upazilas. Barguna also has four municipalities containing 44 wards and 49 mahallas.

The largest city in the district is Barguna Town. It has a total area of 15.57 km² and is divided into 9 wards and 19 mohallas.

People

As of 2007, Barguna District has a population of 902,465, females constitute a majority of the population with a percentage of 50.12% while males constitute 49.88%. 91.01% of the people are Muslim, 8.69% Hindu, 0.04% Christian, 0.24% Buddhist, and 0.02% other.

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