Barishal is a district in southern Bangladesh, located in the south-central part of the country and northern shore of The Bay of Bengal. The district lies in the delta of the Padma (Ganges [Ganga]) and Jamuna (Brahmaputra) rivers on the Kirtonkhola, an offshoot of the Arial Khan River. In first January 1993 Barishal was declared as a division of Bangladesh, earlier Barishal district was called Bakerganj, which was founded as a district in 1797. The division bordered by Chandpur, Madaripur and Shariatpur districts to the north. Jhalokati, Barguna and Patuakhali districts in the south. Laxmipur district and Meghna river on the east and Pirojpur, Jhalokati and Gopalganj districts on the west.
Barisal was once known as “Crop house of Bengal” for her remarkable rice production. It is still an important rice producing area of Bangladesh. Total cultivable area in Barishal division is about 8,79,955 ha. Agailjhara, Babuganj, Muladi, Bakerganj, Banaripara, Gournadi, Hizla, Barisal Sadar, Mehendiganj and Wazirpur are the Upazilas in Barishal Division.
Guthia Mosque, Durga Sagar, Guava Floating Market, Gangamati Reserved Forest, Lebur Chor, Fatrar Char, Kuakata, Bangabandhu Uddan, Shahid Abdur Rab Serniabat Bridge, Jamidar bari Barisal, Rammahan shamadhi mondir, Ebadullah mosque, Sangram kella, Kirtypasha place- Jhalokathi, Rakhain area and Buddhist academy in Barguna district, Birshrestho Mostofa kamal memorial museum, Bibichini Shahi Masjid- was built at middle sultane period in the 25th century, Oxford mission high school are the most visited tourist place in Barishal, Bangladesh.