Barisal is a city with divisional headquarter. It was a semi-independent area in Mughal period. In course of time, it fell under Bengal Nawab and British India, later passed to Bangladesh.It was formerly known as Chandradip and later it was named as Bakergonj according to the name of a Jamindar named Baker. Later it takes the name as Barisal. Kua Kata is one of the most popular tourist spots in Barishal division.
Kuakata, locally known as Sagar Kannya (Daughter of the Sea) is a rare scenic beauty spot on the southernmost tip of Bangladesh. Kuakata in Latachapli union under Kalapara Police Station of Patuakhali district is about 30 km in length and 6 km in breadth. It is 70 km from Patuakhali district headquarters and 320 km from Dhaka. At Kuakata excellent combination of the picturesque natural beauty, sandy beach, blue sky, huge expanse of water of the Bay and evergreen forest in really eye-catching. Kuakata is one of the rarest places which have the unique beauty of offering the full view of the rising and setting of crimson sun in the water of the Bay of Bengal in a calm environment. That perhaps makes kuakata one of the world's unique beaches.