Belaichhari Upazila (Rangamati district) with an area of 745.92 sq. km is surrounded by Juraichari and Rangamati Sadar upazilas on the north, Ruma and Thanchi upazilas on the south, Mizoram (India) and Myanmar on the east, Kaptai,Rajasthali,and Rowangchhari upazilas on the west.
Main Rivers are Rainkhiang. Main Lake is Rainkhiangkain and part of Kaptai Lake is situated on the northwest corner.
Belaichhari (Town) consists of one mouza. The area of the town is 10.36 sq km. The town has a population of 1841; male 59.09%, female 40.91%. Density of population is 178 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 45.9%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Belaichhari Thana, now an upazila, was established in 1976. It consists of 3 union parishads, 9 mouzas and 30 villages.
Historical events Tribal insurgencies very often used to occur in this upazila. After the war of liberation in1971 about two thousand tribal Razakars joined the rebel Mizos. Manabendra Narayan Larma took their leadership and formed the Shanti Bahini. To resist the activities of the Santi Bahini, the government of Bangladesh established the Farua Police Outpost. Later on the Shanti Bahini and the Parbatya Chattagram Jana-Samhati Samiti transferred their main centre of activities to Tripura, and consequently the importance of Farua outpost was minimised to be included into Belaichhari Thana.
Population 17973; male 55.39%, female 44.61%; Muslim 15.25%, Hindu 2.84%, Christian 9.26%, Buddhist 71.87% and others 0.78%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 21%; male 29.9% and female 9.6%; educational institutions: high school 1, primary school 30.
Main occupations Agriculture 32.43%, agricultural labourer 11.97%, wage labourer 3.37%, commerce 6.74%, service 5.49%, forestry 31.34%, fishery 2.43% and others 6.23%.
Land use Major portion of land consists of hills and forests. In the hills Jhum cultivation is common.
Forest and residential land include 277.47 sq km. Land control Absolute land ownership belongs to the state; but cultivable and residential land are distributed on the basis of possession.
Main crops Paddy, cotton, sesame, ginger, hilly potato and vegetables.
Main fruits Jackfruit, banana, pineapple.
Main hats and bazars Belaichhari and Farua Bazar.
Main exports Banana, wood, ginger, jackfruit, bamboo & cane products, cotton.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1.