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Old January 10, 2012, 04:03 AM
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Some information about 'Barishal Division'

Barisal City (Bengali: বরিশাল Bariśāl)) is an old port on the Kirtankhola on the northern shore of the Bay of Bengal in southern Bangladesh. The city is sometimes called the "Venice of the East" or the "Venice of Bengal because it is one of the biggest river ports in Bangladesh. Barisal is fast growing city of the country stands on the Kirtankhola River.

Barisal is a major center for higher education in Bangladesh. Barisal is a rice producing center of Bangladesh. Balam (a kind of baasmati) is the most popular rice in Barisal. It is also famous for Betel Leaf, a typical south Asian chewing item. As Barisal is surrounded by river so fish is plenty in there.

It is said..

"Dhan (paddy) nadi (river) Khal (canal) ai tine Barisal."
Means, paddy,river and canal this three thing makes Barisal.

Coconut is very common in there as it is a coastal area. Hog Plum in Barisal is very famous.

Exports: Fish, medicine,Empty Gelatine Capsules by Global Capsules Ltd. bidi (local tobacco) by Amrita Bidi as Karokor Bidi Factory, AMRITA Food Branded all Spices, Sunflower oil, Atta, Maida,Bhutta powder-Suzi and handicrafts.

Source: Wiki
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