Bhangura Upazila (Pabna district) with an area of 120.20 sq km, is surrounded by Tarash upazila on the north, Faridpur (Pabna) upazila on the south, Ullahpara upazila on the east,Chatmahar upazila on the west.
Main rivers are Gumani and Baral.
Bhangura (Town) a municipal town, consists of 9 wards and 32 mahallas. The area of the town is 21.45 sq km. The town has a population of 15241; male 50.57%, female 49.43%. Literacy rate among the town people is 33.5%.
Administration Bhangura thana was established in 1980 and was turned into an upazila in 1981. The upazila consists of one municipality, five union parishads, 63 mouzas and 100 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Three-domed Mosque at Kazipara (Chandipur).
Historical events Once Bhangura upazila was a noted jute growing area. For this reason a jute trading company called 'Chittagong Jute Company' established business house on the bank of the river adjacent to the Baral Bridge. Still there exist a house of the extinct company. During the War of Liberation a direct encounter between the Pak army and the freedom fighters took place at Baral Bridge in which many Razakars surrendered.
Population 81624; male 50.82%, female 49.18%; Muslim
93.71%, Hindu 6.21% and others 0.88%; ethnic nationals: few Buno
(Santal) families. Religious institutions Mosque 160, temple 15.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 26.1%; male 31.7%, female 20.2%.
Educational institutions: college 2, collegiate school 1, secondary school 11, madrasa 2, government primary school 47, non-government primary school 44, satellite school 13, community school 3.
Noted educational institutions: Sharatnagar Fazil Madrasa (1927), Bhangura Union Pilot Multilateral High School.
Locally published newspapers and periodicals Tawhid, Sachetan, Beduin, Manjil, Zharna, Unmachan, Chetana, Palli Sahitya, Smriti Lekha, Nepather Sanglap, Nishit Pradip; extinct: Zaninder, Bijli, Sombarer Chithi, Patitar Mukti, Buli, Tachhbir, Audbudaya, Akheri Takrir.
Cultural organisations Rural club 82, public library 1, theatre group 1, cinema hall 2, literary society 2, women's organisation 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 44.14%, agricultural labourer 23.81%, wage labourer 3.24%, commerce 11.38%, service 4.54%, fishing 2.3% and others 10.59%.
Land use Total cultivable land 10460 hectares, fallow land 2786 hectares; single crop 36%, double crop 40% and treble crop 24%.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is about 7500 Taka per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, onion, garlic, green chilly, khesari, musur and patal. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Barley, chhola, kaun, china and bhura.
Main fruits Banana, mango, jackfruit, black berry, papaya and litchi. Fisheries, dairies, poultries Dairy 312, poultry 60, fishery 2.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 13 km, semi pucca 4 km and mud road 210 km; waterways 17 nautical mile; railways 11 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin, dhuli, horse carriage and bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Jute press 5, flour mill 18, oil mill 7, saw mill 12 and welding 12.
Cottage industries Bamboo work 50, blacksmith 18, goldsmith 25, potteries 25, wood work 70, tailoring 175.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 8, the most noted of which are Bhangura, Sharatnagar, Bheramara, Baralbridge.
Main exports Paddy, wheat, fish, milk, onion, garlic, patal, poultries.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs RDRS, ASA, BRAC, Proshika Urban, Bhorer Alo, Rupa, Janaunnayan Sangstha, TSP and PCD.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family welfare centre 5.