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Barisal
বরিশাল
Barishal
City
Barisal Cityscape, 2015.jpg
Guthiya mosque Ri palash 03.jpg দুর্গাসাগর.JPG
Oxford Mission Church, Barishal.JPG BM College, Barisal.jpg
Bell's Park aka Bangabandhu Udyan Barisal.jpg Barisal Town Hall.jpg
Kirtankhola river and Rocket Terminal Barisal.jpg
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
Nickname(s): Venice of the East
Country Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
District Barisal District
Municipality Eshtablished 1876; 144 years ago (1876)
City Corporation 2002; 18 years ago (2002)
Granted city status 19 April 2001
Area
 • Urban 58 km2 (22 sq mi)
Elevation 1 m (4 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City 328,278
 • Density 10,524/km2 (27,260/sq mi)
 • Metro 385,093
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 8200
Calling code 0431
National calling code +880
Police Barisal Metropolitan Police
Domestic airport Barisal Airport
Website Official Web Portal

Barisal, officially known as Barishal, (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

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

Universities

Medical College

College

  • Brojomohun College
  • Government Syed Hatem Ali College
  • Barisal Government Women's College
  • Amrita Lal Dey College
  • Barisal Cadet College

School

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


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