Badda Thana ( Dhaka district) with an area of 16.78 sq km, is surrounded by uttara thana on the north, Khilgaon thana on the south, Rupganj upazila on the east and Gulshan and Cantonment thanas on the west.
Badda Thana area consists of six mouzas with an area of 7.57 sq km. It has a population of 87935; male 54.02%, female 45.98%; population density per sq km is 11616. Literacy rate among the thana area is 11616 per sq km.
Administration Badda thana was established in 1998 consisting of parts of Cantonment and Gulshan thanas. The thana consists of 4 wards, 16 mouzas, 2 unions (Beraid and Satarkul) and 14 mohallas.
Archaeological heritage and relics Azad Mosque and Buddhist Math at
Maddha (middle) Badda.
Encounter was held between the Pak army and the freedom fighters at Joar Sahara on 9 December 1971 in which many people were killed and many were wounded.
Religious institutions Mosque 85, temple 3, church 6, sacred place 4. Population 157924 (1999); male 55.68%, female 44.32%; Muslim 92.78%, Hindu 4.21%, Christian 1.28%, Buddhist 1.02%, others 0.71%; population density per sq km is 9411.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 58.5%; male 64.53%, female 49.04%.
Educational institutions: private university 3, college 5, English medium school 4, high school 9, madrasa 12, primary school 38, NGO operated school 11.
Cultural organisations Club 15, cinema hall 4, swimming pool 3, playground 3.
Main occupations Agriculture 3.15%, agricultural labourer 4.7%, wage labourer 3.27%, commerce 33.78%, service 28%, construction 3.7%, house renting out 3.24%, weaving 1.57%, others 18.59%.
Land use Total cultivable land 73.34 hectares; fallow land 17.56 hectares; residential 84.78 hectares; single crop 78.9%, double crop 15.83, treble crop 5.27%.
Land control Among the peasants 40.47% are landless, 6.14% small, 47.01% intermediate and 6.38% are rich.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is 15 lakh Taka per 0.01 hectare. Main crops Paddy, chilly, vegetables.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, black berry, papaya. Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 6, dairy 18, poultry 24.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 28 km, semi pucca 4 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart, horse carriage. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Garments industry 48, ice cream factory 6, bakery 56 and stationery goods factory 18. Cottage industries Handicrafts and weaving 56.
Markets, bazars, shopping centres and fairs Total number of market 5 bazar 8, most noted of which are Banani, DCC, Alam and Shahajadpur Market.
Main exports Handicrafts and readymade garments.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are BRAC, ASA, Proshika, Grameen Bank, IRC.
Health centres Private clinic and health centre 21, satellite clinic 2.