Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Barisal: Barguna | Barisal | Bhola | Jhalakati | Patuakhali | Pirojpur
Bhola District Information
|Area||3403.48 square kilometers.|
Bhola sub-division was established under Noakhali district in 1845. At that time its administration centre was at Amania of Daulatkhan. The sub-division was included in Barisal district in 1869. The sub-division was then consisted of Daulatkhan and Burhanuddin Hat Thanas and three outposts such as Taltali, Gazipur and Tazumuddin. The sub-divisional head quarters was shifted from Daulatkhan to Bhola in 1876. It was elevated to a district on 1 February 1984. The district now consists of 7 upazilas, 60 union parishads, 409 mouzas, 460 villages, 5 municipalities, 45 wards and 62 mahallas.
Bhola Sadar Upazila, Burhanuddin Upazila, Charfasson Upazila, Daulatkhan Upazila, Lalmohan Upazila, Manpura Upazila, Tazumuddin Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|115||Bhola-1||Andaleeve Rahman||Bangladesh Jatiya Party-BJP|
|116||Bhola-2||Tofail Ahmed||Bangladesh Awami League|
|117||Bhola-3||Md. Jashim Uddin||Bangladesh Awami League|
|118||Bhola-4||Abdullah Al Islam||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|117||Bhola-1||BNP (62.06)||BAL (44.81)||BAL (37.21)|
|118||Bhola-2||BNP (59.72)||BAL (50.71)||BAL (48.40)|
|119||Bhola-3||BNP (65.80)||BNP (58.98)||Other (44.91)|
|120||Bhola-4||BNP (60.03)||BAL (55.63)||BAL (45.52)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
Many people of the district, especially of Charfasson and Tazumuddin, lost their lives in a devastating cyclone and tidal bore in 1970. During the war of liberation a battle between the freedom fighters and the Pak army was fought at Ghuigarhat (Bhola Sadar) in which 121 freedom fighters were killed. In another encounter at Bangla Bazar about 80 members of the Pak army were killed.
Dailies 2 (Ajker Bholabani, Daily Banglar Kantha), weekly 1 (Dvipabani), Weekly Lalsurya (extinct), monthly 1.