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Divisions: Barisal | Chittagong | Dhaka | Khulna | Rajshahi | Rangpur | Sylhet
Districts in Barisal: Barguna | Barisal | Bhola | Jhalakati | Patuakhali | Pirojpur

Jhalokati District Information

Area758.06 square kilometers.
Bounded by
Barisal district on the north and east, Barguna district and the Bishkhali river on the south, lohagara and Pirojpur districts on the west.
Profile
Jhalokati subdivision was established in 1972 and was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 2 municipalities, 18 wards, 4 upazilas, 32 union parishads, 400 mouzas, 66 mahallas and 449 villages.
Upazilla/ Thana
Jhalokati Sadar Upazila, Kathalia Upazila, Nalchity Upazila, Rajapur Upazila

Post Codes for Jhalokati District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
125Jhalokati-1Bazlul Haque HarunBangladesh Awami League
126Jhalokati-2Amir Hossain AmuBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
127Jhalokathi-1BNP (52.85)JP (33.89)BNP (48.36)
128Jhalokathi-2BNP (58.55)JP (37.04)BNP (36.43)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
During the British rule 17 Muslims were killed in an encounter with the British army at Kulkati. Due to navigation facilities the area attracted the Europeans; the East India Company, the Dutch and the French established their trade centres in phases. Because of its commercial importance Jhalokati was called the 'second Kolkata'. During the War of Liberation Rezaul Karim of village Besain Khan (Jhalokati Sadar Upazila) formed the Manik Bahini consisting of 24 members to resist the Pak army. On 16 June 1971, the Pak army in collaboration with some local Razakars captured and killed them. On 27 April the Pak army set on fire in Jalokhati Town and caused heavy damages.
Places to see
Sujabad Kellah (fort), remnants of the Ghosal Rajbari, Old Municipal Building, Civil Court Building (1781), Surichora Jami Mosque, Madabar Mosque.
Newspapers
Daily: Shatakantha (extinct), weekly Suryadaya, weekly Ajana Khabar; periodicals: Arkh, Jagaran, Agraha, Namta, Shabdakash, Sabujpatra, Janayeta, Sreshti.
Rivers Bishkhali, Sugandha, Dhansiri, Gabkhan, Jangalia and Bamanda.

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