Ajmiriganj Upazila (Habiganj district) with an area of 223.98 sq km is surrounded by Sullah and Itna upazila on the northwest, Baniachang upazila on the east, Mithamain upazila on the south.
Main rivers are Kalni, Kushiyra and Bheramahana. Beel 4.
Ajmiriganj (Town) consists of 2 mouzas. The area of the town is 5.73 sq km. The town has a population of 13829; male 52.85%, female 47.15%. Literacy rate among the town people is 22.4%. The town has one dakbungalows.
Administration Ajmiriganj Thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of five unions, 68 mouzas and 79 villages.
Historical events During the War of Liberation in 1971 a eighteen hours direct encounter between the freedom fighters and the Pak army was held on 16 November in which freedom fighter Jagatyoti was killed. Besides, the Pak army killed 11 innocent villagers.
Population 86810; male 51.11%, female 48.89%; Muslim 70.58%; Hindu 29.19%, Christian 0.04%, Buddhist 0.06%, others 0.13%.
Religious institutions Mosque 60, temple 35, tomb 5.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 22.4%; male 28.2%, female 16.2%.
Educational institutions: college 2, high school 6. Noted educational institution: Jalsukh Krishna Govinda Public High School (1876).
Cultural organisations Club 8, library 1, theatre group 1, cinema hall 1, literary society 1, playground 2.
Main occupations Agriculture 37.89%, agricultural labourer 19.20%, wage labourer 4.33%, commerce 14.38%, service 4.2%, hawker 1.01%, others 16.81%.
Land use Total cultivable land 21000
hectares; fallow land 6698 hectares; single crop 65.64%, double
crops 17.18% and treble crops 17.18%.
Land control Among the peasants 33.80% are landless, 32.79% small, 28.47% intermediate and 4.94% rich; cultivable land per head 0.05 hectare.
Main crops Boro paddy, wheat, sugarcane, jute, sweet potato, coriander, ground nut, onion, ginger and oil seed. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Aman paddy linseed, sesame, mustard.
Main fruits Mango, jack fruit, banana, litchi, black berry and coconut. Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 39, dairy 44, fishery 43.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca road 8.5 km and mud road 110 km; waterways: 28 km.
Traditional transport palanquin (extinct), horse carriage and bullock cart (nearly extinct), boat.
Manufactories Rice mill 41, ice factory 8, bakery 4.
Cottage industries Bamboo works 128, goldsmiths 32, blacksmiths 34, wood works 46, tailoring 14 and workshop 15.
Main hats, bazars and fairs Main hats and bazars are 5 the most noted of which is Ajmiriganj Bazar; fair- 4.
Main exports Shrimp, frog leg, and dry fish.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are BRAC, CCDB, ASA
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, union health and family planning centre 1, satellite clinic 6 and clinic 1 .