Location: Bancharampur Upazila (Brahmanbaria district) is surrounded by Meghna river and Raipura upazila on the north, Homna upazila on the south, Nabinagar and Muradnagar upazilas on the east and Narsingdi Sadar and Araihazar upazilas and Meghna river on the west.
Area: 217.38 sq km
Rivers & Beel: Main river is Meghna and Titas. Bamandhar, Chandal Beel is notable.
Banchharampur Town: It consists of two mouzas. The area of the town is 10.86 sq km. It has a population of 11808; male 50.58%, female 49.42%; population density per sq km 1087. Literacy rate among the town people is 28.2%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration: Banchharampur Thana was established in 1910 and was turned into an upazila in 1985. The upazila consists of 13 union parishads, 76 mouzas and 118 villages.
Historical events: During the War of Liberation two freedom fighters were killed in an encounter with the Pak army.
Population: 258371; male 50.93%, female 49.07%; Muslim 94.49%, Hindu 5.04% and others 0.47%; ethnic nationals: 30 families.
Religious institutions: Mosque 330, temple 4, tomb 1, orphanage 3, most noted of which is tomb of Shah Rahat Ali (Saifullah Kandhi).
Literacy: Average literacy 20.75%; male 26.90%, female 14.60%.
Educational institutions: College 4, high school 13, junior high school 1, Madrasa 8, government primary school 93, non-government primary school 50, vocational training institute 1, music institution 2, sewing training centre 2, typing training centre 1.
Cultural and other Organisations: Public library 1, cinema hall 2, cooperative society 485. Locally published newspapers and periodicals Weekly Titas (extinct).
Main occupations: Agriculture 33.01%, agricultural labourer 12.21%, wage labourer 2.05%, handloom 18.47%, commerce 11.18%, service 5.95%, fishing 3.02%, industry 1.17%, others 12.94%.
Land Property: Land use Total cultivable land 12588.43 hectares; single crop 66.13%, double crop 27.05% and treble crop land 6.82%.
Land control Among the peasants 22% are landless, 22% marginal, 32% small, 20% intermediate and 4% rich.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is 9000 Taka per 0.01 hectare.
Main Crops: Paddy, jute, wheat, potato, onion, garlic, chilli, sesame, brinjal, mustard seed, sweet potato, pulse and vegetables. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Sugarcane, tobacco, china and kaun.
Main fruits: Mango, jackfruit, black berry, litchi, papaya, banana. Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 3, fishery 25, dairy 1.
Communication facilities: Roads Pucca road 16.5 km, mud road 205 km; water ways 70 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage and bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories: Rice mill 150, ice factory 4 and pen manufacturing industry 1.
Cottage industries: Banchharampur is famous for weaving having 10500 hand operated looms. Besides, other cottage industries include goldsmith 60, blacksmith 30, wood work 500 and tailoring 600.
Hats, Bazars and Fairs: Total number of hats and bazars are 35, the most noted of which are Bancharampur, Ujanchar, Dariar Char, Sonarampur, Marichakandhi, Machhimnagar, Mirpur and Rupasi; fair 3 (Bancharampur, Rupasi and Daria Daulat).
Main Exports: Jute, wheat, sesame, lungi, gamchha, sari and cotton fabrics.
NGO Activities: Manab Kalyan Sangstha (MKS) and RUPEA.
Health Centres: Upazila health complex 1, Family welfare centre 13, Palli health centre 2 and veterinary hospital 1.