Daulatpur Upazila (Kushtia district) with an area of 468.76 sq km, is surrounded by Bagha and Lalpur upazilas on the north, Gangni and Mirpur (Kushtia) upazilas on the south,Bheramara and Mirpur upazilas on the east, West Bengal of India on the west.
Main rivers are Ganges and Mathabhanga.
Daulatpur (Town) consists of two mouzas with an area of 15.41 sq km. The population of the town is 13989; male 51.59%, female 48.41%. The density of population is 908 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 26.8%. The town has a dakbungalow.
Administration Daulatpur thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists 14 union parishads, 153 mouzas and 242 villages. Archeological heritage and relics Nilkuthir at Sonaikundi, Hosenabad and Mahishkundi.Historical events A battle between the freedom fighters and the Pakistan army was held at Daulatpur on 13 November 1971 in which many people were killed.
Marks of War of Liberation Mass graveyard 6, Memorial monument 1, Roads 10 (Named Martyred freedom fighters).
Population 360706; male 51.42%, female 48.58%; Muslim 99.28%, others 0.72%.
Religious institutions Mosques 160, temple 1 and church 1.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 20.5%; male 25% and female 15.7%.
Educational institutions: college 11, high school 45, government primary school 105, non-government primary school 82, madrasa 35, vocational training institute 1, orphanage 1.
Noted educational institutions: Pragpur Government Primary School (1905) and Bagwan Khirodchandra Bidya Niketan and Mathurapur High School (1948). Locally published newspapers and periodicals Two weeklies: The Shaptahik Barta and the Shaptahik Kushtiar Kantha.
Cultural organisations Public library 1, Shilpakala Academy 1, theatregroup 4, cinema hall 3, rural club 156, women's organisation 4, literary and cultural group 2 and playground 85.
Main occupations Agriculture 33.6%, agricultural labourer 30.41%, wage labourer 15.22%, industry 1.06%, service 3.17%, others 10.73%.
Land use Cultivable land 27,198.99 hectare; fallow land 799.68 hectare; single crop 36.92%, double crop 41% and treble crop 22.08%. Land under irrigation 14399 hectare.
Land control Among the peasants 20.29% are landless, 50.5% small, 26.21% medium, 3% large.
Value of first rate arable land The market value of land of first grade is Tk. 4700.00 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, jute, tobacco, cotton, potato, tomato, maize and betel leaf.Extinct and nearly extinct crops Indigo, kaun, linseed.
Main fruits Mango, banana, jackfruit, papaya, litchi, guava, palm.
Fisheries, dairies, poultry farms Fishery 7, poultry 250, hatchery 2.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 68 km, semi pucca 119 km, mud road 702 km; waterways 8 nautical mile.
Traditional transport palanquin, boat, bullock cart, horse carriage. These means of transport (except boat) are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Cigarette factory 2, match factory 1, polythene industry 1.
Cottage industries Weaving 665, bamboo work 12, goldsmith 71, tailoring 439 and welding 42.
Hats and bazars Hats and bazars are 218; fair 2, most noted of which are Allar Darga, Khas Mathurapur, Khalishakundi, Baragangdia, Pragpur and Mahishkundiand Manasatala Muharram Mela.
Main exports Tobacco and tobacco products, betel leaf, tomato, jute.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are BRAC, ASA, EMPD, Palashipara Samajkalyan Samiti, Shahebnagar Samajkalyan Sanstha, BASA, AHDO and JASA.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 2, family planning centre 14, maternity and child care hospital 1, clinic 1.