Barisal facts for kids
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|
|Granted city status||19 April 2001|
|• Urban||58 km2 (22 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1 m (4 ft)|
|• Density||10,524/km2 (27,260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
|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.
Barisal is a major center for higher education in Bangladesh. A few of city’s education institutions are:
- Brojomohun College
- Government Syed Hatem Ali College
- Barisal Government Women's College
- Amrita Lal Dey College
- Barisal Cadet College
- Barisal Zilla School
- Barisal Govt. Girls' High School
There is also a Physical education college, a Nursing institute and two Teacher's training colleges.
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