Bhandaria Upazila (Pirozpur district) with an area of 133.56 sq km is surrounded by Razapur and Kawkhali upazilas on the north,Mathbaria upazila on the south,Kathalia upazila on the east and Pirozpur Sadar upazila on the west.
Main rivers are Katcha and Nalburia.
Bhandaria (Town) consists of 3 mouzas. The area of the town is 9.74 sq km. It has a population of 21479; male 51.92%, female 48.08%. Literacy rate among the town people is 65.2%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Bhandaria thana, now an upazila, was established in 1856. It consists of 7 union parishads, 37 mouzas and 37 villages.
Historical events Peasant rebellion was held at Singkhali in 1847; peasant leader Gagan and Mohan Mia led the rebellion.
Population 145233; male 50.34%, female 49.66%; Muslim 88.45%, Hindu 11.54% and others 0.01%. Religious institutions Mosque 660, temple 172.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 54.4%; male 61.6% and female 47.1%.
Educational institutions: college 3, high school 19, junior school 8, madrasa 72, government primary school 97, non-government primary school 19. Notable institution: Bhandaria Bihari Secondary School (1913).
Cultural organisations Club 32, public library 1, cinema hall 1, literary society 1, Shilpakala Academy 1. Locally published newspapers and periodicals Weeklies Bhandaria Barta, Mukhar Bangla.
Main occupations Agriculture 31.51%, agricultural labourer 15.58%, wage labourer 7.29%, commerce 15.65%, service 8.56%, fishing 4.78%, construction 1.11%, transport 1.9 and others 13.62%.
Land use Cultivable land 520.53 hectares, fallow land 2107.65 hectares; single crop 42%, double crop 52% and treble crop 6%.
Land control Among the peasants 27.22% are landless, 30.65% marginal, 23.32% small, 18.26% intermediate and 0.55% rich.
Land value Market value of land of the first grade is approximately 7500 per 0.01 hectare. Main crops Paddy, betel leaf.
Main fruits Mango, banana, guava, amra, betel nut and coconut.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 116, dairy 179, nursery 12 and fishery 1824.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 46 km, semi pucca 33 km and mud road 350 km; waterways 39 nautical mile.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), boat. Hats and bazars Hats and bazars are 38.
Main exports Coconut, banana, guava, shital pati, amra and betel leaf.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, ASA, Grameen Bank, Care, Proshika
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 8, satellite clinic 7.