Anwara Upazila (Chittagong district) with an area of 173.53 sq km, is surrounded by Patiya upazila on the north, Banshkhali upazila on the south,Chandanish upazila on the east and Bandar (Chittagong ) thana on the west.
Main rivers are Karnafully and Sangu; main forests: Dheang Pahar, Battoli and Baramat.
Anwara (Town) consists of one mouza with an area of 3.34 sq km. The town has a population of 4258; male 53.59% and female 46.41%; population density per sq km 1274. Literacy rate among the town people is 64.4%.
Administration Anwara thana was established in 1876 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of 10 union parishads, 78 mouzas and 78 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Mohsin Awlia's Dargah; Monu Miah's Cannon (now preserved in National Museum).
Marks of the War of Liberation Mass grave 3.
Religious institutions Mosque 342, tomb 20, temple 23 and pagoda 7.
Population 219446; male 50.99%, female 49.01%; Muslim 81.47%; Hindu 17.58% and others 0.95%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 30.6%; male 38.4% and female 22.4%.
Educational institutions: college 4, high school 25, primary school 102, madrasa 14. Noted educational institution: Anwara College.
Cultural organisations Theatre group 2, jatra party 1, rural club 15, playground 15.
Main occupations Agriculture 31.51% wage labourer 2.65%, agricultural labourer 18.46%, industry 1.78%, constructional labourer 1.2%, transport 2.95%, commerce 13.99%, service 12.27% and others 13.65%.
Land use Single crop 35.57%, double crop 34.05% and treble crop 30.38%.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is approximately 25000 Taka per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, potato, brinjal, vegetables. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Mugh (one kind of pulses).
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, guava. Fisheries, dairies, poultries Cattle breeding centre 1, milk processing plant 2, hatchery (poultry) 120 and dairy 15.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca road 20 km, semi pucca 59 km and mud road 60 km.
Traditional transport palanquin (nearly extinct).
Manufactories Kafco (Karnafuli Fertiliser Company Limited).
Hats, bazars Hats and bazars are 5, most noted which are Minnat Ali Dovashi Hat and Kalu Majhi Hat).
Main exports Fertiliser and fish.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, Caritas,ASA, Prochesta, World Vision and Grameen Bank.
Health centres Upazila health complex 2, satellite clinic 4 and family planning centre 10.