Belkuchi Upazila (Sirajganj district) with an area of 164.31 sq km, is surrounded by Sirajganj upazila on the north, Sahajadpur and Chauhali upazilas on the south, Kalihati and Tangail Sadar upazilas and Jamuna river on the east and Kamarkhanda and Ullapara upazilas on the west.
Jamuna and Hurasagar are the main rivers.
Belkuchi (Town) consists of two mouzas. The area of the town is 5.75 sq km. It has a population of 11230; male 53.23%, female 46.77%. The density of population is 1953 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 37.6%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Belkuchi thana, now an upazila, was established in 1921. The upazila consists of six union parishads, 108 mouzas and 132 villages.
Historical events A battle was fought between the freedom fighters and the Pak army on 7 & 8 December, 1971 on WAPDA dam of Rajapur Union. In this battle the Pak army was forced to retreat and Muktibahini Commander Habib was killed. Besides, another battle between the freedom fighters and the Pak army was fought at the north side of Tamai Paschimpara graveyard of Bhangabari Union. In this battle three members of the Pak army were killed and so were two freedom fighters, Lebu and Ghazi (two brothers).
Population 245164; male 52.49%, female 47.51%; Muslim 91.79%; Hindu 7.84% and others 0.37%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 33.6%; male 40.20% and female 26.3%.
Educational institutions: college 6, high school 15, junior high school 8, madrasa 22, primary school 129.
Noted educational institutions: Shyam Kishore Pilot High School (1913) and Satinath Academy.
Cultural organisations Club 42, public library 2, cinema hall 6, women's cooperative society 145 and playground 13.
Main occupations Agriculture 18.6%, agricultural labourer 9.67%, wage labourer 24.84%, commerce 14.84%, service 3.69%, weaving 13.27%, industrial labourer 4.29% and others 10.8%.
Land use Cultivable land 7316.11 hectares, fallow land 2503.32 hectares; single crop 42.24%, double crop 14.67% and treble crop 43.09%; land under irrigation 4937.27 hectares.
Land control Among the peasants 28% are landless, 21% marginal, 31% small, 16% intermediate and 4% rich; land per head 0.06 hectare.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is approximately Tk. 10000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, potato, mustard seed, sweet potato and ground nut. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Linseed and sesame.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, black berry, litchi, papaya, banana and guava.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 35, fishery 513 and dairy 42.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 23.5 km and mud road 210 km; waterways 19 nautical mile.
Traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage and bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars is 28, most noted of which is Sohagpur Hat; fair 1 (Chala Mela).
Main exports Jute, paddy, mustard seed and cotton cloths.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac,Proshika, Grameen Bank, SDS and PARS.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family welfare centre 6.