Abhaynagar Upazila (Jessore district) with an area of 247.19 sq km is surrounded by Jessore Sadar upazila on the north, Dumuria, Khan JahanAli,Dighalia, and Phultala upazilas on the south, Narail Sadar and Kalia upazilas on the east and Jessore Sadar and Manirampur upazilas on the west.
Main river is Bhairab tank 7; baor 6. Singra, Beel Dakatia and Kurakhali beel are notable.
Abhaynagar (Town) consists of three mouzas. The area of the town is 10.34 sq km. It has a population of 28597; male 53.67%, female 46.33%; density of population is 1895 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 39%. The town has one dukbangalow.
Administration Abhaynagar upazila consists of 8 unions, 89 mouzas and 121 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Siddhipasha Rajbari, tank and temple, 11 Duari Mandir, Madhayapur Neelkuthi, Sreedharpur Zamindar Bari.
Population 204654; male 52%, female 48%; Muslim 76.21%; Hindu 23.63% and others 0.16%.
Religious institutions Mosque 227, temple 66, church 2, tomb 3 and sacred place 2.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 39.9%; male 53.2% female 26.5%.
Educational institutions: college 6, high school 30, junior school 16, madrasa 34, primary school 206, technical educational institute 1.
Cultural organisations Club 22, public library 2, theatre group 7, theatre stage 1, cinema hall 3, literary society 3, playground 32.
newspaper and periodicals Monthly Mukul, weekly Mukti, Uddipan.
Main occupations Agriculture 31.48%, agricultural labourer 17.16%, wage labourer 4.11%, commerce 12.32%, service 22.04%, fishing 1.49%, industry 1.2%, transport 1.93% and others 8.27%.
Land use Total cultivable land 18388 hectares; fallow land 1540 hectares; single crop 22%, double crops 42% and treble crops 36%; cultivable land under irrigation 56.87%.
Land control Among the peasants 23% are landless, 12% small, 33% intermediate and 32% rich.
Land value Market value of land of the first grade is approximately 7500 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops paddy, wheat, jute, potato, garlic, onion, mustard, betel nut, brinjal, vegetable. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Linseed, sesame, barley and arahar.
Main fruits Mango, jack fruit, banana, litchi, black berry, papaya, watermelon, coconut.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 120, dairy 35, hatchery 6, fishery 30.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 46.59 km, semi pucca 25.92 km and mud road 300.24 km; waterways 15 km; railways 13 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), horse carriage and bullock cart (nearly extinct).
Manufactories Jute mill 4, textile mill 4, leather factory 2, salt factory 2, rice mill 78, ice factory 7, cement factory 7.
Cottage industries weaving 12, goldsmiths 28, potteries 30, welding 45.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 22, fair 6.
Main exports coconut, banana, jute, date molasses, watermelon and betel nut.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Palli Unnayan, Ashar Alo Sangstha, Brac, ASA, Grameen Bank, Proshika
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, Union health and family planning centre 8, Satellite clinic 3