Char Rajibpur Upazila (Kurigram district) with an area of 111.03 sq km, is surrounded by Raumari and Chilmari upazilas and Brahmanbaria river on the north, Dewanganj and Gaibandha Sadar upazilas and Brahmaputra river on the south, Kuchbihar District and Asam state of India on the east, Sundarganj upazila on the west.
Noted rivers: Brahmaputra, Halhali and Jinjiram.
Rajibpur (Town) consists of one mouza. It has an area of 9.13 sq km. The town has a population of 8655; male 51.06% and female 48.94%; density of population is 948 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 21%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Rajibpur thana, now an upazila, was established in 1977. The upazila consists of 3 union parishads, 26 mouzas and 72 villages.
Historical events During the War of Liberation, a direct encounter was held between the Freedom Fighters and the Pak army at Kodalkathi Union in which several Pak soldiers were killed and so were 11 freedom fighters. The Pak army killed 40 persons in one day at village Sankar Madhabpur of this union. 21 persons were killed at Rajibpur-Jamalpur border in a cyclone in 1960.
male 49.54%, female 50.46%; Muslim 99.51%; Hindu 0.49%. Religious
institutions Mosque 110.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 16.4%; male 23%, female 9.9%.
Educational institutions: college 1, high school 8, madrasa 14, government primary school 21, non-government primary school 33.
Noted educational institutions: Rajibpur High School, Char Newasi High School and Rajibpur College.
Cultural organisations Club 7, cinema hall 2, library 1 and orphanage 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 50.57%, agricultural labourer 30.27%, wage labourer 1.55%, commerce 3.93%, service 2.62% and others 11.06%.
Land use Total cultivable land 6279.64 hectares, fallow land 159.85 hectares; single crop 20%, double crop 52% and treble crop 28%; land under irrigation 30%.
Land control Among the peasants 11% are landless, 12.5% marginal, 44.5% small, 20% intermediate and 12% rich; cultivable land per head 0.07 hectare.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is Tk 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, potato, wheat, sugarcane, varieties of pulse, peanut, garlic, kaun, mustard seed. Extinct or nearly extinct crops China, aus paddy and arahar.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, black berry, banana, water melon and betel nut. Fisheries, dairies and poultries Dairy 92 and poultry 4.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 4 km, semi pucca 7 km and mud road 200 km; waterways 14 nautical mile.
Traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart and buffalo cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Rice and flour mill 7, welding 5.
Cottage industries Bamboo and cane work 30, goldsmith 10, blacksmith 20, potteries 22, wood work 12, tailoring 20.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 4, most noted of which is Rajibpur.
Main exports Paddy, jute, molasses and peanut.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are ASA, BRAC, RDRS
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 1, veterinary hospital 1, TB and leprosy clinic 1.