Shahriar Islam Alvi (public domain)
Patuakhali is a coastal town and district headquarter of Patuakhali district, is located on the southern bank of Laukathi river in the division of Barisal in Bangladesh. It is 280 km away from Dhaka city and well connected through road and water. It is the administrative headquarter of Patuakhali district and one of the oldest towns and municipalities in the country. Patuakhali municipality was established in 1892. Patuakhali is one of the 53 district-level municipalities in the country.
According to the population census in 2011 by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the municipality population was 65,000. The urban population growth in Patuakhali is considered 1.5% per year. Considering 10% floating population, such as farmers and traders, comes to the city every day, the present (2020) population is estimated to be around 74,320 (Table 1).
- Prepared by: CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE
- Date of production: 03/01/2022
- Last update: 14/06/2022