Boalmari Upazila (Faridpur district) with an area of 272.34 sq km, is surrounded by Madhukhali upazila on the north, Alphadanga upazila on the south, Nagarkanda and Faridpur upazilas on the east and Mohammadpur and Alfadanga upazilas on the west.
Main rivers are Madhumati, Old Kumar; Naidaer Beel is noted.
Boalmari (Town) is now a municipality with an area of 4.38 sq km and population of 22395; male 50.45%, female 49.55%. It has 9 wards and 18 mahallas. Literacy rate among the town people is 44.1%.
Administration Boalmari thana, now an upazila, was established in 1982. The upazila consists of 11 union parishads, 173 mouzas and 255 villages.
Archaeological heritage Nine-domed Satoir Shahi Jami Mosque (c. Sultan Alauddin Hussain Shah period).
Population 190159; male 52%, female 48%; Muslim 94.1%, Hindu 4.8%, Christian 1.1%;
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 29.15%; male 35.1%, female 23.2%.
institutions: government college 1, non-government college 3, high
school 21, madrasa 12, government primary school 67, non-government
primary school 26; noted institution: Boalmari George Academy
Cultural organisations Public library 1, rural club 20, cinema hall 2, theatre group 1, women's organisation 1, playground 32.
Religious institutions Mosque 320, temple 150, most noted which are Satoir Jami Mosque, Koira Kalibari Mandir.
Main occupations Agriculture 45.7%, fishing 1.94%, agricultural labourer 25.50%, wage labourer 2.13%, commerce 9.28%, transport 1.17%, service 5.22%, others 9.06%.
Land use Total cultivable land 21159.74 hectares, fallow land 5802.02 hectares; single crop 39%, double crop 51% and treble crop land 10%; land under irrigation is 80%.
Land control Among the peasants 30% are landless, 30% small, 25% intermediate and 15% rich; cultivable land per head 0.23 hectare.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is approximately Tk 7000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, potato, sugarcane, wheat, onion, brinjal, chilli and betel leaf. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Sweet potato, kaun, arahar, linseed.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, black bury, litchi, banana, papaya, and jamrul. Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 14, poultry 63, hatchery 8.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 100 km and mud road 380 km; railways 24 km, waterways 19 nautical mile.
Traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage, bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Flour mill 2, pulse mill 2, ice factory 4, chira mill 5.
Cottage industries Weaving 50, bamboo and cane work 286, goldsmith 32, blacksmith 60, potteries 100, wood work 85, tailoring 170, welding 10.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 30, most noted of which are Kadirdi, Boalmari, Moindia and Bhatdi; fairs 10, most noted of which are Koira Kali Bari Mela, Chiter Bazar Laxmi Mela, Katagar Mela.
Main exports Paddy, jute, onion, garlic, date molasses and banana.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, ASA and Mohila Sangha.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, health centre 5, family planning centre 11.