Burhanuddin Upazila (Bhola district) with an area of 284.67 sq km, is surrounded by Tentulia river and Daulatkhan upazila on the north, Lalmohan on the south, Tazumuddin upazila on the east, Bauphal upazila on the west.
The river Tentulia and Shabazpur Channel are noted.
(Town) a municipal town, consists of 9 wards and 13 mahallas with an
area of 25.66 sq km. It has a population of 9868; male 51.75%,
female 48.25%. Literacy rate among the town people is 30.23%. The
town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Burhanuddin thana, now an Upazila, was established in 1928. The Upazila consists of 9 union parishads, one municipality, 3 wards, 46 mouzas and 52 villages.
Historical events A battle between a unit of the Bangladesh Muktibahini (led by Siddiqur Rahman) and the Pakistan army was fought at village Sachra Deula in which 29 Pakistani Soldiers together with their associate, the OC of the Police Station were killed. Later on the Pak army burnt down the upazila town.
Marks of War of Liberation A memorial engraving of the names of martyrs of the War of Liberation in front of the upazila complex.
Population 208478; male 50.77%, female 49.23%; Muslim 91.75%, Hindu 8.23%, others 0.02%.
Religious institutions Mosque 456, temple 41.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 21.15%; male 26.3%, female 16%.
Educational institutions: college 2, women's college 1, secondary high school 28, madrasa 29, government primary school 61, non-government primary school 84. Newspapers and periodicals Monthly Palli Chitra.
Cultural organisations Public library 1, rural club 205, cinema hall 3, theatre group 3, playground 57, literary academy 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 45.84%, fishing 4.22%, agricultural labourer 25.06%, wage labourer 3.94%, construction 1.35%, commerce 7.58%, service 4.27%, transport 1.87%, others 5.87%.
Land use Total land 28038 hectares, land under cultivation 22378.39 hectares; single crop 11%, double crop 51, treble crop 38%; land under irrigation 37%.
Land control Among the peasants 20% are landless, 14% marginal, 57% intermediate and 9% rich; land per head 0.11 hectare.
Value of land The market value of land of first grade is about Tk 4000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, chilli, potato, peas, sugarcane, betel leaf, betel nut.Extinct and nearly extinct crops Sesame, linseed and mustard seeds are nearly extinct.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana, papaya, futi, coconut.
Dairies, fisheries and poultrries Fishery 46, dairy 1, poultry 38, hatchery 47.
Communication facility Roads: pucca 3.4 km, semi pucca 40 km and mud road 2701 km.
Traditional transports Palanquin (extinct), bullock cart (nearly extinct), boat.Manufactories Flour mill 1, ice cream factory 4, oil mill 2, saw mill 10, welding 15.
Cottage industries Weaving 15, bamboo work 16, goldsmith 25, blacksmith 58, potteries, wood work 60, tailoring 280, welding 15.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of Hats and bazars are 30, most noted which are Burhanuddin, Borhanganj and Mirza Kalu.
Main exports Paddy, betel leaf, betel nut, chili, fish.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are ASA, BRAC, Proshika, Inter Life, Coast, and Rasa.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family welfare centre 8.