Bagherpara Upazila (Jessore district) with an area of 270 sq km is surrounded by Kaliganj(Jhinaidha and Salikha upazilas on the north, Narail Sadar upazila on the south, Narail Sadar and Salikha upazilas on the east and Jessore Sadar upazila on the west.
Chitra is the main river of the upazila; the Bhairab is almost silted; jalmahal 6; baor 1.
Bagherpara (Town) consists of 3 mouzas with an area of11.27 sq km. The town has a population of 8774; male 51.45%, female 48.55%. The density of population is 779 per sq km.
Administration Bagherpara thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 9 union parishads, 155 mouzas, 191 villages. Population 168938; male 51.21%, female 48.79%; Muslim 80.15%; Hindu 19.72%, others 0.13%.
Religious institutions Mosque 337, temple 46, church 1, sacred place 1.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 34.5%; male 41.8%, female 26.9%.
Educational institutions: college 12, high school 29, madrasa 44, government primary school 63, non-government primary school 34.
Notable educational institutions are Purba Paikpara Model Government Primary School (1934), Bakri Multilateral High School (1935).
Cultural organisations Club 52, library 1, theatre group 3, opera party 1, cinema hall 1, women's organisation 3, playground 37.
Main occupations Agriculture 54.54%, agricultural labourer 24.10%, wage labourer 1.89%, commerce 8.05%, service 3.29%, fishing 1.15%, industry 1%, transport 1.69%, others 4.29%.
Land use Total cultivable land 19187.37 hectares; fallow land 36.42 hectares; single crop 13.85%, double crop 64.43%, treble crop 21.72%.
control Among the peasants 16.98% are landless, 55% small, 21.67%
intermediate and 6.35% rich.
Land value Market value of land of the first grade is approximately 7500 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, jute, potato, chilli, mustard, brinjal, patal. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Linseed, china, kaun, corn.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, litchi, black berry, papaya, guava, palm and coconut.
Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 35, dairy 46, poultry 29.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 21.85 km, semi pucca 13.9 km and mud road 565 km; waterways 25 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin, Dulki, Taburia boat. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Cottage industries Weaving 5, bamboo work 210, goldsmith 90, blacksmith 47, potteries 22, wood work 105, tailoring 300, welding 34.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 13, fair 7, most noted of which are Charavita, Narikelbaria, Bhangura, Chhatiantala, Basundia. Main exports Jackfruit, banana, jute, papaya.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Jatiya Tarun Sangha, Peace Foundation, Agnishikha Samaj Unnayan Sagstha, ARC, Brac, ASA, , Proshika
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, health and family planning centre 9, satellite clinic 3