Pirojpur- capital of guava

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Pirojpur is a district under the division of Barisal bordered by the gopalganj and barisal districts on the north, barguna district on the south, jhalokati district on the east, bagerhat district on the west. The total area of the area is 1308 sq km with the population of Total 1111068. Main rivers are included Baleshwari, Swarupkati, katcha, Kaliganga; Chatar Beel. The district is formed with 7 upazilas Kawkhali, Zianagar, Nazirpur, Nesarabad, Pirojpur Sadar, Bhandaria, Mathbaria.


Administrative Pirojpur district was formed in 1984 and the Municipality was formed in 1886. mathbaria is the largest upazila of the district with an area of 353.25 sq km, occupying  27.01% of the total area of the district while kawkhali is the smallest (79.65 sq km).The region on is low laying plane land and 10 to 19 feet above from the sea level. The previous name of the district was firojpur and It is believed that it was named after the landlord Firoj shah, son of Shah suja. By the time firojpur subsequently turned into pirojpur. During the British raj pirojpur subdivision was formed in 1866 and it was upgraded into a district in 1984 after the liberation war of Bangladesh.

Historical events Peasant rebellion was held in the region of pirojpur district. Peasant leaders gagan and mohan miah revolted against the British rule where 17 revolutionaries were killed. In consequence of the movement the resolution was adopted and Khilafat movement took place in Kolkata which was visible in pirojpur. Later in 1927 a movement was held in pirojpur under Mofizuddin of Chakhar and Syed Habibur Rahman in protest of killing those 17 revolutionary. During the war of liberation freedom fighters attacked in Bhandaria where a number of Rajakars were killed. Pak army killed many innocents and fired the houses during the war of liberation. During the war pak army raped and brutally killed a woman named Bhagirathi (Birangana) for supplying information to the freedom fighters. The heinous pak army tied her with a motorcycle and dragged her until death. During the War of Liberation the Pak army, in collaboration with the Rajakars killed about one thousand people of the upazila. Pak army conducted the most brutal killing at Peara Bagan (guava garden) of Atghar Kuriana and after the end of the War of Liberation about 300 human skulls were collected from a ditch located behind the Kuriana College compound.


Literacy rate of the district is average 64.77%. Noted educational institutions are included Pirojpur Shaheed Suhrawardy Government College, Bara Kanua Abdul Majid Secondary School (1927), Sutiakati Union High School (1909), Khanakuniari PE Fazil Madrasa (1920).Swarupkati College (1965), Pirojpur Government Boys’ School (1909), Pirojpur Government Girls’ High School (1893),Bhandaria Government College, Kawkhali Degree College, Kadamtala Goerge Secondary School (1912), Pirojpur Town Secondary School (1917), Bhandaria Bihari Lal High School (1913), Mathbaria Government Degree College, Pirojpur Government High School (1909), Parerhat Rajlakshmi Secondary School (1915).

Among the tourists places some of them are Guava Orchard of Nesharabad, Mothbaria Shapleza Kuthibari, Kumarkhali Kali Mandir, Floating Vegetable Garden of Nazirpur, Baleswar DC Park.

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