Damurhuda Upazila (Chuadanga district) with an area of 308.11 sq km is surrounded by Meherpur and Alamdanga upazilas on the north, West Bengal of India on the south, Chudanga Sadar upazila on the east, Meherpur Sadar upazila and West Bengal on the west.
Main rivers are Chitra & Bhairab.
Damurhuda (Town) consists of three mouzas. It has an area of 10.52 sq km. The town has a population of 9185; male 51.58%, female 48.42%; population density per sq km 873. Literacy rate among the town people is 26.9%.
Administration Damurhuda thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of one municipality, three wards, 7 union parishads, 93 mouzas and 102 villages.
Historical events Indigo Rebellion spread over Damurhuda extensively. During the War of Liberation the Pak army attacked village Sadna, sacked many houses and killed a number of innocent civilians. The Pak army killed eight freedom fighters at Natudaha in a single encounter.
Marks of the War of Liberation Mass killing site 1, Memorial monument 1.
Population 213291; male 51.69%, female 48.31%; Muslim 97.32%; Hindu 1.99%, Christian 0.66% and others 0.03%.
Religious institutions Mosque 160, temple 4, church 3 most noted of which are Shibnagar Mosque and Jagannathpur Temple.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 25.8%; male 29.6% and female 21.4%.
Educational institutions: college 2, high school 15, primary school 108, madrasa 10, kinder garden school 2.
Noted educational institution: Natudaha High School (1906).
Cultural organisations Rural club 12, public library 1, Islamic library 1, cinema hall 3, theatre and cultural organisation 9, women's organisation 1, press club 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 41.38%, agricultural labourer 28.23%, wage labourer 2.5%, commerce 12.13%, service 8.19% and others 7.47%.
Land use Total cultivable land 22145.87 hectares; single crop12.32%, double crop 70.20% and treble crop land 17.48%.
Land control Among the peasants 17.85% are landless, 17.40% marginal, 25.42% small, 31.27% intermediate and 8.06% rich.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is Taka 6500 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, sugarcane, brinjal, onion, garlic and betel leaf.Extinct or nearly extinct crops Indigo, sesame, linseed, tobacco, chhola and mustard seed.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, papaya, guava and banana.Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 25, fishery 1, dairy 9.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 56.5 km, semi pucca 35.5 km and mud road 327.9 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), horse carriage (nearly extinct) and boat.
Manufactories Sugar mill, rice mill, flour mill, ice factory, saw mill, welding.
Cottage industries Weaving, bamboo works, goldsmith, blacksmith, potteries, construction work, bidi and tailoring.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 20, most noted of which are Damurhuda and Dugdugir Hat.
Main exports Sugar, mango, onion, banana, betel leaf and mug dal (pulse).
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are ASA, BRAC, WAVE, Usha.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 7.