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Barisal City Corporation

Barisal City Corporation area 24.91 sq km, located in between 22°38' and 22°45' north latitudes and in between 90°18' and 90°23' east longitudes. It is bounded by kaunia and airport thanas on the north, bandar thana and nalchity and bakerganj upazilas on the south, Kaunia and Bandar thana on the east, Airport and kotwali Model thanas and Naclcity upazila on the west.

Population Total 224389; male 123402, female 100987.

Water bodies Main River: kirtankhola.

Administration Municipality was formed in 1876 and it was turned into Barisal City Corporation on 25 July 2002.

Barisal City Corporation
City Corporation Thana Word Mahalla
1 3 30 125
City Corporation Thana Area (sq km) Ward Mahalla Population Density (per sq km) Literacy rate (%)
Male Female
Airport 3.27 4 75 25459 11215 77.27
Kaunia 4.53 6 14 40036 11341 68.13
Kotwali 17.11 20 36 127315 9023 77.82

Source  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

Barisal City Corporation at a Glance
Town Committee formed 1869
First Chairman of Town Committee J. C Price (District Commissioner)
Municipality formed 1876
First Chairman of Municipal Parilal Ray
Upgraded to City Corporation 25 July 2002
First Mayor (acting) Ahsan Habib Kamal
Present Mayor Shawkat Hossain Hiron
Number of holding 40636
Population 547605 (2010)
Wards 30
Ward commissioners 30
Reserved Seats for woman commissioners 10
Police Station 2
Super Markets 4
Park 2
Community Centre 4
Gymnasium 1
Graveyard and Cemetery 4
Bus Terminal 1
Traffic Signal 8

Source  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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References Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Field report' and Cultural survey report of Barisal City Corporation 2007.