Bhedarganj Upazila (Shariatpur district) with an area of 267.28 sq km, is surrounded by Munsiganj Sadar upazila on the north, Damudya and Gosairhat upazilas on the south, Naria and Shariatpur Sadar upazilas on the west and north and Chandpur Sadar upazila.Meghna river on the east. A tributary of the Padma divided the upazila.
Main Rivers are Padma, Meghna.
Bhedarganj (Town) Bhedarganj municipality was established in the 1997. The town consists of 9 wards and 8 mahallas with an area of 2.19 sq km. It has a population of 6844; male 49.30%, female 50.70%. The literacy rate among the town people is 45.5%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Bhedarganj thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 10 union parishads, 87 mouzas and 331 villages. Marks of War of Liberation Mass grave 2.
Population 207258; male 50.67%, female 49.33%; Muslim 96.71%, Hindu 2.61% and others 0.02%.
Religious institutions Mosques 260 and temples 6.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 22.5%; male 27.4%, female 17.4%.
Educational institutions: college 4, high
school 17, government primary school 87, non-government primary
school 5, madrasa 8, private medical college 1. Cultural
organisations Cinema hall 2, rural club 25 and playground 10.
Main occupations Agriculture 46.01%, fishing 3.07%, agricultural labourer 26.24%, wage labourer 2.4%, commerce 8.19%, service 4.12%, others 9.97%.
Land use Cultivable land 18488.51 hectares and fallow land 4244.14 hectares.
Land control Among the peasants 30% are landless, 35% small and 35% medium; cultivable land per head 0.13 hectare.
Value of land The market value of first grade agricultural land is Tk 7000 per 0.1 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, sweet potato, jute, pulse, garlic, onion, chilli, mustard. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Sugarcane, sesame and linseed.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana and blackberry. Fisheries, dairies, pultries Fishery 10, dairy 10, poultry 50.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 44.57 km, semi pucca 7.20 km and mud road 649 km; waterways 50 nautical mile.
Traditional transport Bullock cart (extinct), boat, palanquin (nearly extinct).
Cottage industries Goldsmith 30, potteries 27, blacksmith 30, welding 10.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 23; fairs 3, most noted of which are Bhedarganj, Mollarhat, Cattle market at Sakhipur, Bangla Bazar and Mahisar Mela.
Main export Jute. NGO activities SDS,ASA, BRAC,, CARE, Helen Killer International, Madaripur Legal Aid Association,
Health centres Upazila health complex 1 and satellite clinic 5.