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Jhalokati District

Jhalokathi

ঝালকাঠি
Location of Jhalokathi in Bangladesh
Location of Jhalokathi in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°38′35″N 90°12′00″E / 22.6431°N 90.2000°E / 22.6431; 90.2000
Country Bangladesh
DivisionBarisal Division
Area
 • Total758.06 km2 (292.69 sq mi)
Population
(2011 census)
 • Total682,669
 • Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Website[www.jhalakathi.gov.bd]

Jhalakathi (Bengali: ঝালকাঠি জেলা) is a district in South-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Barisal Division.[1] With an area of 758.06 km2, Jhalokati is bounded by Barisal district to the north and east, Barguna district and the Bishkhali river in the south, Lohagara Upazila and Pirojpur district to the west. Annual average temperatures: maximum 33.3 °C, minimum 12.1 °C; annual rainfall 2506 mm. Main rivers in this district are Bishkhali, Sugandha, Dhanshiri, Gabkhan, Jangalia and Bamanda, Bajitpur River.

Subdivisions

The district is administratively subdivided into 4 upazilas, these are:

  1. Jhalokati Sadar Upazila
  2. Kathalia Upazila
  3. Nalchity Upazila
  4. Rajapur Upazila

Administration

Administrator of Zila Porishod: Sarder Mohammad Shah Alam [1]

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Md. Shakhawat Hossain [2]

Transportation

  • Roads & Highways:
  • Rural communications: Water transport is a major attraction in Jhaokathi district. People can travel at a cheap cost by boats and various types of engine boats. Jhalakathi is famous for beautiful rivers and cannals like Barisal. Tourists can find it enjoyable to travel through boats.

Religion

The district of Jhalokati consists 2475 mosques Dubious - 3 mosques for every km2?, 46 temples and five Buddhist temples.

Media

Print media:

  • Prothom Alo (National)
  • The Daily Kaler kantho (National)
  • Daily Samakal (National)

Telecommunications:

Satellite Television:

See also

References

  1. ^ Rahman, Humayun (2012). "Jhalokati District". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.