Chunarughat Upazila (Habiganj District) with an area of 495.52 sq km, is surrounded by Habiganj Sadar and Bahubal upazilas on the north, Tripura state of India on the south, Sreemangal upazila and Tripura (state of india) on the east, Madhabpur upazila on the west.
Main rivers are Khowai, Sutang, Karangi.
Chunarughat (Town) consists of 3 mouzas. The area of the town is 3.53 sq km. The town has a population of 6631; male 53.10%, female 46.9%. Literacy rate among the town people is 46.5%. The town is well known as a business centre. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Chunarughat thana, now an upazila, was established in 1922. It consists of 10 union parishads, 165 mouzas and 377 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Remnants of the architecture and stone inscription of the Murarbandar Dargah Sharif.
Population 233752; male 50.20%, female 49.80%; Muslim 75.76%, Hindu 22.18% and others 2.06%; ethnic nationals: Khasia, Monipuri.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 24.2%; male 31.4% and female 16.9%.
Educational institutions: college 1, high school 15, government primary school 111, non-government primary school 24, madrasa 23. Noted educational institutions: Dakkhinacharan Pilot High School (1928), Gabtala Dakhil Madrasa (1933), Agrani High School (1969).
Cultural organisations Club 15,
public library 1, cinema hall 3, theatre group 2, playground 6.
Locally published newspapers and periodicals Weekly Tarafbarta.
Main occupations Agriculture 41.45%, agricultural labourer 17.98%, wage labourer 12.63%, commerce 5.6%, service 2.95%, forestry 1.09%, industry 7.62 and others 10.68%.
Land use Total cultivable land 49552 hectares; khas land 1796.84 hectares; fallow land 6698 hectares; single crop 93.1%, double crop 6.4% and treble crop 0.5%.
Land control Among the peasants 30.5% are landless, 25.5% marginal, 22.5% small, 14% intermediate and 7.5% rich.
Land value The market value of land of the first grade is approximately Tk 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, sugarcane, potato, sesame, mustard and tea. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Sweet potato.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, litchi, banana, black berry. Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 32, dairy 44 and fishery 25.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 37 km, mud road 121 km; railways 33 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin and bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Cottage industries Weaving 60, goldsmith 60, blacksmith 120, potteries 155.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 23, fair 6. Main exports Paddy, tea, forest goods.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, Vision, ASA, PASA.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, union health and family planning centre 10.