Daulatkhan Upazila (Bhola district) with an area of 316.99 sq km, is surrounded by Bhola Sadar and Laksmipur Sadar upazilas on the north, Burhanuddin and Tazumuddin upazilas on the south, Ramgati upazila on the east, Bhola Sadar upazila on the west.
Main river is lower Meghna.
Daulatkhan (Town) The town is now a municipality with an area of 2.34 sq km and population 14570; male 52.27%, female 47.73%. It has 9 wards and 9 mahallas. Literacy rate among the town people is 36.3%. The town has one Dakbungalow.
Administration Daulatkhan thana, now an upazila, was established in 1822. It consists of 9 union parishads, 27 mouzas and 27 villages. Archaeological heritage Charpata Daira Jami Mosque (18th century).
Historical events Daulatkhan was named after a Mughal officer who fought valiantly against the Maghs and the Portuguese under Shahbaz Khan during the reign of Emperor Akbar. During the War of Liberation the Pakistan army conducted inhuman torture in the area. Abdul Hamid, the then circle officer and his wife were tortured to death before their children.
Population 153458; male 52.52%, female 47.46%, Muslim 96%, Hindu 3.99%, Buddhist .007%, others .003%.
Religious institutions Mosque 195, temple 11.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 24.5%; male 28.5%, female 19.9%.
Educational institutions: college 1, government high school 2, non-government high school 12, madrasa 13, government primary school 63, non-government primary school 35; noted educational institution: Daulatkhan Government High School (1916).
Newspapers and periodicals monthly Shymali (extinct).Cultural organisations Public library 1, rural club 41, cinema hall 4, theatre group 1, playground 50.
Main occupations Agriculture 36.35%, fishing 9.98%, agricultural labourer 19.16%, wage labourer 5.34%, commerce 13.11%, construction 1.47%, service 5.52%, others 6.37%.
Land use Total cultivable land 12102.38 hectares, land under cultivation 10602.99 hectares, fallow land 1499.39 hectares; single crop l30%, double crop 26%, and treble crop land 16%; cultivable land under irrigation 63%.
Land Control Landless peasants 39%, marginal 35.44%, intermediate 9.06%, rich 1.23%; cultivable land per head 0.07 hectare.
Value of land The market value of land of first grade is Tk. 3000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, betel leaf, wheat, potato.Extinct and nearly extinct crops Sesame, linseed, mustard seed.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana, papaya, palm, coconut, futi, melon.
Fisheries, poultries and dairies Fishery 20, poultry 9 and hatchery 40.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 27 km, semi pucca 05 km, mud road 153 km.Traditional transports Palanquin, bullock cart, Gayna boat. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Ice factory 28, welding 12.
Cottage industries Weaving, bamboo work, goldsmith, blacksmith, wood work, tailoring.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 20, most noted of which are Daulatkhan, Khaer Hat and Bangla Bazar.
Main exporty Paddy, betel leaf, betel nut, chilli, coconut and fish.
NGO activities Brac, ASA, Proshika,RASA, COAST, Solve, Swanirvar Bangladesh.
Health centres Upazila Health Complex 1, Union Health and Family Welfare Centre 9.