Bamna Upazila (Barguna district) with an area of 101.05 sq km is surrounded by Patharghata and Barguna upazilas on the south, Bishkhali river and Betagi upazila on the east,Mathbaria upazila on the west and Kathalia upazila on the north.
Bishkali is the main river.
Bamna (Town) consists of 2 mouzas. It has an area of 5.41 sq km. The town has a population of 6289; male 51.28%, female 48.72%; density of population is 1161 per sq km. The town has 2 dakbungalows.
Administration Bamna thana was established in 1968 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of 4 union parishads, 39 mouzas and 49 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Remnants of the boundary walls of the estate of a local zamindar of early 18th century. Population 65965; male 49.64%, female 50.36%; Muslim 91.57%, Hindu 8.41% and others 0.02%.
Religious institutions Mosque 235, temple 30 and tomb 1 (Hazrat Khwaja Mohiuddin Hasan Chisti).Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 46.5%; male 51.3%, female 41.7%.
Educational institutions: college 3, high school 10, madrasa 13, primary school 51.
Cultural organisations Rural club 14, public library 1, cinema hall 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 59.43%, fishing 2.09%, agricultural labourer 12.57%, wage labourer 2.45%, commerce 7.89%, service 5.16%, others 10.41%.
Land use Cultivable land 7438.28 hectares, fallow land 8.9 hectares; single crop 14.79%, double crop 73.52% and treble crop land 11.69%.
Land control Among the peasants 33.2% are landless, 14.9% marginal, 19.2% small, 28.6% medium and 4.1% rich.
Value of land The market value of the first grade land is about Tk 6000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, pulse, peanut, mustard, chilli, betel leaf.Extinct and nearly extinct crops Sugarcane, tobacco, jute, sesame, linseed.
Main fruits Banana, jackfruit, betel nut, coconut, papaya. Fisheries, poultries Fishery 10, poultry 36.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 18 km, semi-pucca 5 km and mud road 65 km; waterways 45 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin (nearly extinct).
Manufactures and cottage industries Weaving 1, wood work 55, bamboo work 25, tailoring 205, blacksmith 195, goldsmith 122, welding 7.
Main hats, bazars and fairs Noted hats and bazars are Bamna, Douatola, Kholpatua Hat and Sahebbari Bazar.
Main exports Pulse, betel leaf, banana.
NGO avtivities Operationally important NGOs are ASA, Brac, Sangram
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, union health and family welfare centre 4.