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Barisal is one of the major cities in Bangladesh. Barisal is located in the south- central part of Bangladesh. Barisal is 143km away from the capital city Dhaka and an old port on the Kirtankhola river, on the northern shore of the Bay of Bengal in southern Bangladesh and.
The ancient name of the region was Chandradip. The capital of the kingdom was Bakla founded by Danuj Madhab or Danuj Mardhan Dev. Formerly Bakerganj district was established in 1797. Later it was renamed as Barisal district. Barisal was declared a division on 1 January, 1993.
Bordered By: Barisal District is bordered by Madaripur, Shariatpur, Chandpur and a part of Lakshmipur district to the north, Patuakhali, Barguna and Jhalokati Districts to the south, Bhola and Lakshmipur districts to the east, Gopalganj, Pirojpur and Jhalokati districts to the west.
The postal code of Barisal district is 8200 and NWD Code is 0431.