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Barisal City
Metropolitan city
Barisal City.jpg
Nickname(s): Chandradvipa
Location of Barisal in Bangladesh
Country  Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
District Barisal District
Municipality Eshtablished 1957
City Corporation 2000
Granted city status 2003
 • Metropolitan city 19.99 km2 (7.72 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Metropolitan city 210,374
 • Density 10,524/km2 (27,260/sq mi)
 • Metro 385,093
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 8200
GDP (2005) $00 billion
Calling code 0431
Website Official website

Barisal City 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:


Medical College


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


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

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