Babuganj Upazila (Barisal district) with an area of 164.88 sq km, is surrounded by Gournadi upazila on the north, Barisal Sadar and Jhalokati Sadar upazilas on the south,Muladi upazila on the east, Wazirpur upazila on the west.
Main rivers are Sugandha, Sandha, Shikarpur, Amtali and Arial Khan); Rajarbar Cannel and Dehergati Beel are notable.
Babuganj (Town) consists of 3 mouzas with an area of 2.09 sq km. The town has a population of 2997; male 49.68%, female 50.32%. Literacy rate among the town people is 47.4%.
Administration Babuganj thana was established in 1906 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 6 union parishads, 83 mouzas, 87 villages. Archaeological heritage and relics Samadhi Mandir of Rammohan, DURGASAGAR dighi.
Historical events During the WAR OF LIBERATION the Pak army burnt the entire village Karikarnagar and killed 10 persons.
Population 135905; male 50.58%, female 49.42%; Muslim 94.05%, Hindu 5.52%, Christian 0.25%, Buddhist 0.04%, others 0.14%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 47.4%; male 51%, female 43.7%.
Educational institutions: college 3, cadet college 1, high school 21, government primary school 69, non-government primary school 54, madrasa 91.
Religious institutions Mosque 380, temple 9, church 2; noted of which are Babuganj Jami Mosque, Khanpura Jami Mosque, Agarpur Jami Mosque
Cultural organisations club 27, public library 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 44.91%, agricultural labourer 17%, wage labourer 2.85%, commerce 8.63%, service 13.52%, fishing 1.25%, transport 1.7%, construction 1.28%, others 8.86%.
Land use cultivable land 12050 hectares; single crop 29.47%, double crop 51.45%, treble crop 19.08%.
Land value Market value of land of the first grade is approximately 7000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops paddy, sugarcane, pulse, kachu, betel nut. Extinct or nearly extinct crops jute, local variety of paddy, kaun.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana, black berry, coconut, betel nut, papaya.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 25 km, semi pucca 60 km and mud road 261 km; waterways 50 km.
Traditional transport palanquin (extinct), horse carriage and bullock cart (nearly extinct), varieties of boat (Taburia, Kosa and Pansi).
Manufactories Rice and flour mill 150, ice factory 18.
Cottage industries Bamboo work 210, goldsmith 150, blacksmith 175, wood work 180, tailoring 450, welding 15.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total hats and bazars are 23, fair 5, most noted of which are Babuganj, Pirganj, Clubganj, Khanpur, Rahmatpur and Mohanganj Bazar and Aarpur Mela.
Main exports Paddy, coconut, betel nut, betel leaf.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, ASA, Caritas, Proshika Care,Grameen Bank, , Mahila Sabuj Sangha.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family welfare centre 4, union satellite clinic 4.