Jhalokati District:

Jhalokati District (barisal division) with an area of 758.06 sq km, is 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. Annual average temperature: maximum 33.3C, minimum 12.1C; annual rainfall 2506 mm. Main rivers are Bishkhali, Sugandha, Dhansiri, Gabkhan, Jangalia and Bamanda.

Jhalokati (Town) Jhalokati, a municipal (1875) town, consists of 9 wards and 47 mahallas. The area of the town is 6.37 sq km. The town has a population of 45095; male 53.11%, female 46.89%; density of population is 7079 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 67.5%. The town has two dakbungalows.

Administration 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. The upazilas are jhalokati sadar, kathalia, nalchity and rajapur.



Population:

Population 696055; male 49.36%, female 50.64%; Muslim 87.31%, Hindu 12.64% and others 0.05%.

Population:

Population 837955; male 49.88%, female 50.12%; Muslim 91.01%, Hindu 8.69%, Christian 0.04%, Buddhist 0.24% and others 0.02%.

Religious institutions:

Mosque 1697, temple 307, church 2, tomb 4.

Main occupations:

Agriculture 40.07%, agricultural labourer 15.68%, wage labourer 4.66%, commerce 12.43%, service 11.03%, fishing 1.1%, transport 1.86%, construction 1.75% and others 11.42%.

Traditional transport:

Palanquin (extinct) and bullock cart (nearly extinct).

Main hats, bazars and fairs:

Total number of hats and bazars are 114, fair 14.

Health centres:

Hospital 2, upazila health complex 4, union health & family planning centre 22, satellite clinic 7.



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