Barisal District

district in its namesake division in Bangladesh

Barisal is a district in southern Bangladesh. It is also the headquarters of Barisal Division.


Barisal was a semi-independent area in the Mughal period. Later it came under the control of British India. After British rule it was part of East Bengal (later East Pakistan) and finally, Bangladesh.


Barisal District is divided into the following Upazilas (formerly called Thanas):

  1. Agailjhara Upazila
  2. Babuganj Upazila
  3. Bakerganj Upazila
  4. Banaripara Upazila
  5. Gaurnadi Upazila
  6. Hizla Upazila
  7. Barisal Sadar Upazila
  8. Mehendiganj Upazila
  9. Muladi Upazila
  10. Wazirpur Upazila