Find Tourist Places in Barisal Division

Barisal is one of the eight administrative divisions of Bangladesh located in the southern part of Bangladesh. The division is the gateway to the South Bengal region. 

Barisal was declared as a division in 1993 with six districts including Barisal district. The districts of this division are – Barisal, Barguna, Bhola, Jhalokati, Patuakhali, and Pirojpur. All these districts were under the jurisdiction of Khulna division until 1993.

The Barisal district was made up of Barisal Sadar, Barguna, Jhalakati, Pirojpur, and Bhola subdivisions. In 1984, all these subdivisions got the status of districts, and the area of the greater Barisal district was reduced. Later in 1993, Barisal was declared a division with six neighboring districts – Barguna, Bhola, Jhalakathi, Pirojpur, Potuakhali, and Barisal. 

The divisional headquarters of Barisal is located in the main town of Barisal district. The head of the division is the Divisional Commissioner. By the power of the position, the Divisional Commissioner is the President of several departments such as the Divisional Law and Order Committee, Divisional Development Coordination Committee, Revenue Office, Regional Task Force on Smuggling Prevention, Divisional Selection Committee, and Divisional Sports Association.

The division has many rivers crisscrossing the whole region. The major rivers of this division are Kirtonkhola, Meghna, and Dhansiri.

Barisal division has a higher literacy rate than Dhaka. There are several educational institutes located in this division that contributed to this higher literacy rate. 

Braj Mohan College is the oldest educational institution in Barisal Division. It was founded in 1889 by Ashwini Kumar Dutta. At present, two public universities (Barisal University and Patuakhali Science and Technology University), a private university (Global University Bangladesh), two government medical colleges (Sher-e-Bangla Medical College, Patuakhali Medical College), and a textile engineering College (Shaheed Abdur Rab Serniabat Textile Engineering College) are there. There are also several colleges and polytechnic institutes in every district.  

Barisal Division has several tourist attractions spotted in different districts. The major tourist attractions of this region are:

  • Kuakata sea beach in Potuakhali
  • Atghar-Kuriana floating guava market in Jhalakati
  • Bibi Chini Shahi mosque in Barguna
  • Monpura Island in Bhola
  • Royerkathi Palace in Pirojpur
  • Guthia Baitul Aman mosque in Barisal
  • All the districts in Barisal are connected as well as with Dhaka directly by road. The districts can also be reached by air via Barisal Airport.

    There are around 100 tourist attractions in Barisal Division. This is 8% of all tourist attractions listed in Bangladesh. Top districts in Barisal Division with popular tourist destinations are Barisal, Patuakhali, Jhalokati, Pirojpur and Barguna. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are landmarks and nature attractions. Then there is also museums listed in Barisal Division. You may find a list of all categories of Barisal Division attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Barisal Division of that type.

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