Chirirbandar Upazila (Dinajpur district) with an area of 308.68 sq km, is surrounded by Saidpur and Khansaama upazilas on the north, Fulbari upazila and West Bengal (India) on the south, Parbatipur upazila on the east, Dinajpur Sadar upazila on the west.
Main rivers are Jamuna and Atrai.
Chirirbandar (Town) consists of one mouza with an area of 5.58 sq km. The town has a population of 5817; male 54.05%, female 45.95%. The density of population is 1042 per sq km. The literacy rate among the town people is 38.8%. It has a dakbungalow.
Administration Chirirbandar thana was established in 1914. It was turned into an upazila in 1984. It consists of 12 union parishads, 145 mouzas and 141 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Baroduari at Chirirbandar.
Historical events In 1971, the freedom
fighters of the area had a battle with the Pakistan army at
Dashmail. The Pakistan army suffered heavy losses, but the freedom
fighters had to finally retreat. Freedom fighter Mahtab Beg was
killed in the battle. The Pakistan army detached the head from his
body and went away with it.
Marks of War of Liberation Ranirbandar High School ground was a major site of mass killing and mass grave during 1971.
Population 232409; male 51.77% and female 48.23%; Muslim 75.18%, Hindu 23.77%, Christian 0.24% and others 0.81%.
Religious institutions Mosque 498, temple 63, church 9.
Literacy and educational Institutions Average literacy 28.6%; male 37.1%, female 19.5%.
Educational institutions: college 4, high school 60, government primary school 95, private primary school 30, madrasa 77.
Cultural organisations Club 45, cinema hall 1 and public library 1.
Main occupation Agriculture 44.11%, agricultural labourer 33.29%, wage labourer 1.88%, weaving 1.77%, commerce 8.9%, service 6.52%.
Land use Cultivable land 31272 hectares; fallow land 4565.76 hectares; single crop 39.69%, double crop 54.22% and treble crop 6.09%.
Land under irrigation 40.44%. Land control Among the peasants 52% are landless, small 28%, medium 18% and 2% rich.
Value of first rate arable land Market value of the first grade land is about Tk.4500.00 per 0.01 hectare.
Main agricultural crops Paddy, wheat, jute, potato, pulses and oil seed. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Variety of paddy, betelleaf and tobacco.
Main fruits Litchi, mango, banana, jackfruit.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 32, hatchery 12, dairy 75.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 28.27 km, semi pucca 4 km and mud road 352.7 km; railways 13 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), bullock cart and horse carriage (nearly extinct) and boat.
Manufactories and cottage industries Notable manufactories are the R. M. Bricks and the Anwar Dyeing and Weaving Factory.
Cottage industries include 4236 units of weaving.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats 42, bazars 11; noted fairs are Durgadanga, Pirganj and Kaliganj Mela.
Main exports Paddy, rice and cotton fabrics.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, Grameen Bank, TMSS, ITCL,BSDA, Pallisri and Bangladesh Jubo Oikya Kalyan Sangstha.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, union health and family planning center 11 and satellite clinic 2.