|Eid-Gha Masjid,Jhalakati, Bangladesh|
Jhalokati (Bengali: ঝালকাঠি জেলা) is a district in South-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Barisal Division. With an area of 758.06 km2, Jhalokati is bounded by Barisal district to the north and east, Barguna district and the Bishkhali river tn the south, Lohagara Upazila and Pirojpur district to the west. Annual average temperatures: maximum 33.3°C, minimum 12.1°C; annual rainfall 2506 mm. Main rivers in this district are Bishkhali, Sugandha, Dhansiri, Gabkhan, Jangalia and Bamanda,Bazitpur river.
The district is administratively subdivided into 4 upazilas, these are:
- Jhalokati Sadar Upazila
- Kathalia Upazila
- Nalchity Upazila
- Rajapur Upazila
The district of Jhalokati consists 2475 mosques, 46 temples and five Buddhist temples.
87% people of Jhalokati are Muslim while 12% are Hindus and 0.05% people belong to other faiths.