Bishwamvarpur Upazila ( Sunamganj district) with an area of 194.23 sq km, is surrounded by Meghalya State of India on the north, Sunamaganj Sadra and Jamalganj upazilas on the south, Sunamganj Sadar upazila on the east, Tahirpur and Jamalganj upazilas on the west.
Main rivers are Dhamalia, Rakti; haors 16.
Bishwamvarpur (Town) consists of one mouza. It has an area of 5.48 sq km. The town has a population of 1944; male 54.06%, female 45.94%; density of population is 355 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 42.2%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Bishwamvarpur thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of three union parishads, 59 mouzas and 175 villages.
Religious institutions Mosque 12, temple 4, church 1, tomb 2; Palash Jami Mosque is notable.
Population 106182; male 50.96%, female 49.04%; Muslim 84.3%, Hindu 15.5%, and others 0.2%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 17.05%; male 22.3%, female 11.8%
Educational institutions: college 1, secondary school 8, government primary school 32, non-government primary school 14, madrasa 11. Digendravarman College, Bishwamvarpur High School, Katakhali Public High School are notable educational institutions.
Main occupations Agriculture 50.55%, fishing 2.22%,
agricultural labourer 23.76%, wage labourer 4.31%, commerce 7.78%,
service 1.33%, others 7.46%.
Land control Among the peasants 45.45% are landless, 16.8% marginal, 19.0% small, 12.1% intermediate and 6.65% rich.
Value of land Market value of first grade arable land is about Tk 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Aush, aman and boro paddy, wheat, corn, barley, mustard seed, black gram, sugarcane, peanut, chilli. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Jute, kaun (Italian millet) and tobacco are nearly extinct.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana, papaya and lemon. Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 3, dairy 27, poultry 56.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 17 km and mud road 187 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin and bullock cart. These means of transport are extinct or nearly extinct.
Cottage industries Weaving 300, goldsmith 30, blacksmith 20, potteries 80, welding 2.
Mineral resources Limestone. Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazar 11; fair 2, most noted of which are Bishwamvarpur and Badamghat Bazars.
Main exports Paddy, fish and lime stone. NGO activities Brac, Grameen Bank.
Health centres Upazila health centre 1, family planning centre 3.