Boda Upazila (Panchgarh district) with an area of 349.47 sq km, is surrounded by Panchgarh Sadar upazila on the north, Thakurgaon Sadar and Debiganj upazilas on the south, Debiganj upazila on the east, Atwari and Panchagarh upazilas on the west.
Notable rivers are Pathraj, Karatoya and Tangon.
Boda (Town) consists of 2 mouzas with an area of 1.93 sq km. It has a population of 8545; male 51.93%, female 48.07%. The density of population is 4427 per sq km. The literacy rate among the town people is 46.8%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Boda thana was established in 1883. It was included in Thakurgaon subdivision of Dinajpur district after the partition of India in 1947 and was included in Panchagarh district in 1984. It consists of 10 union parishads, 174 mouzas and 235 villages.
Archaeological heritage Vadeswari Mosque, Vadeswari Temple, Govinda Temple.
Population 168258; male 51.22%, female 48.78. Muslim 74.93%, Hindu 24.8%, Christian 0.03%, ethnic group 0.15%, others 0.09%.
Religious institutions Mosque 368, temple 12.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 29.4%; male 38.2%, female 20.2%;
Educational institutions: college 4, high school 47, madrasa 11, governmment primary school 71, non-government primary school 89, satellite school 1. Old educational institutions: Nayadighi Primary School (1828), Goalpara Primary School (1830), Boda Ideal Primary School (1873).
Cultural organisations Public library 2, rural club 40, cinema hall 4, theatre 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 58.52%,
commerce 4.94%, agricultural labourer 25.46%, non agricultural
labourer 2.84 %, service 2.47%, others 5.77%.
Land use Cultivable land 28680 hectares, fallow land 142 hectares; single crop 10%, double crop 65%, triple crop 25%; arable land under irrigation 33%.
Land control Among the peasants, 67% are landless, 22% small, 3%, intermediate and 8% rich; cultivable land per head 0.13 hectare.
Value of land The market value of land of first grade is about Tk 2000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, sugarcane. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Aus paddy, millet, kaun, dhemsi.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, litchi, banana, betel nut.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 50 km, semi pucca 2 km and mud road 480 km, railways 4 km. Traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage, bullock cart. These means of transport are extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Hasking mill 30.
Cottage industries Bamboo work 120, goldsmith 20, blacksmith 50, potteries 70, wood work 45, tailoring 175, brick field 8.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 42, most noted of which are Boda, Maidandighi, Sakoa Hat, Tepukuria Hat, Phultala, Mandaler Hat, Marea Hat; noted fair: Boalmari Mela, Baruni Mela.
Main exports Paddy, jute, betel nut, wheat.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are RDRS, ASA, BRAC, Proshika Gonoshahajjo Sangstha, Manab Kalyan Parisad, (local) Dristidan, Suchana, Anubhava, Daridrya Durikaran Sangstha, Dadumari Gram Unnayan Sangstha.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 9, satellite clinic 2.
Enclaves The Indian enclaves in the upazila are Puthimari, Daikhat, Shalbari, Kazaldighi, Nataktoka, Nazirganj. Total area of the enclaves is 1440 hectares; population 5500.