Patuakhali District

district in Bangladesh's Barisal Division

Patuakhali is a district in South-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Barisal Division. This district is called "SagorKonna", which means daughter of sea. It is watered by the Bay of Bengal.

Patuakhali

পটুয়াখালী
Patuakhali District
Nickname(s): 
সাগরকন্যা (Daughter of the Sea)
Location of Patuakhali in Bangladesh
Location of Patuakhali in Bangladesh
Expandable map of Patuakhali District
Coordinates: 22°21′15″N 90°19′05″E / 22.3542°N 90.3181°E / 22.3542; 90.3181Coordinates: 22°21′15″N 90°19′05″E / 22.3542°N 90.3181°E / 22.3542; 90.3181
Country Bangladesh
DivisionBarisal Division
Patuakhali1969
Government
 • Deputy CommissionerMd. Matiul Islam Chowdhury [1]
Area
 • Total3,220.15 km2 (1,243.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total1,535,854
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+06:00 (BST)
Postal code
8600
HDI (2018)0.586[2]
medium · 16th of 21
Websitewww.patuakhali.gov.bd

SubdivisionsEdit

There are 6 Upazilas/Thanas in this district. They are:

  1. Bauphal Upazila
  2. Dasmina Upazila
  3. Dumki Upazila
  4. Galachipa Upazila
  5. Kalapara Upazila
  6. Mirzaganj Upazila
  7. Patuakhali Sadar Upazila.

EconomyEdit

Agriculture is the profession of the most of the people. Fishing is also a prominent profession of this district. Thousands of boats go into the deep sea to fish and come back with tons of fish. Paddy, Jute, and different types of vegetables are the main product of agriculture sector.

ReferencesEdit

  1. pmis.mopa.gov.bd/pmis/Forms/dclist.php
  2. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2020-03-18.