Dhamoirhat Upazila (Naogaon district) with an area of 300.80 sq km, is surrounded by West Bengal (India) on the north,Badalgachi,and Patnitala upazilas on the south, Joypurhat Sadar upazila on the east, patnitala upazila on the west.
Main rivers are Atrai, Sib.
Dhamoirhat (Town) consists of two mouzas with an area of 4.60 sq km. The town has a population of 5135; male 53.5%, female 46.5%. The density of population is 1116 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 42.5%. It has two dakbungalows.
Administration Dhamoirhat thana was established in 1922 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of eight union parishads, 212 mouzas and 250 villages.
Archaeological heritage Jagadal Maha Bihar.
Historical events During the War of Liberation the Pak army had camps at places like Farsipara, Pagla Dewan, Rangamati, etc. Direct encounter between the Pak army and the freedom fighters were held at Piral Danga, Gangra, Kulfatpur and Rangamati with heavy casualty on both sides. The Pak army burnt and sacked the village Kulfatpur and killed 14 innocent villagers.
Marks of War of Liberation Mass grave: 2 (Farsipara, Pagla Dewan).
Population 151875; male 51.73%, female 48.27%; Muslim 89.81%, Hindus 6.92%, Christians 1.71%, and tribals 1.56%. The tribal people are almost exclusively Santals.
Religious institutions Mosque 285, temple 64, church 22, Christian mission 1.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 28.4%; male 34%, female 22.2%;
Educational institutions: college 3, school 29, government primary school 63, non-government primary school 29, satellite school 4, kindergarten 1, mission school 1, vocational institutions 1,orphanage 4.
Cultural organisations Club 45, public library 2, cinema hall 2, museum 1, literary association 1, women's organisation 1, playground 30.
Main occupations Agriculture 51.65%, agricultural labourer 33.01%, wage labourer 1.99%, service 2.63%, commerce 4.76%, others 5.96%.
Land use Total cultivable land 42425 hectares, fallow land 390 hectares; single crop 39%, double crop 37% and treble crop land 24%.
Land under irrigation 42%. Land control Among the peasants 12% are rich, 23% medium, 22% marginal, 24% landless, and 19% small; cultivable land per head 0.28 hectare.
Value of land The market of value of land of first grade is Tk 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, jute, brinjal, potato, patal, mustard seed, pulse, onion, garlic, tamarind, til, carrot, cauliflower. Extinct or nearly crops Local variety of paddy, kaun, linseed, pulse, jab, bajra.
Main fruits Mango, black berry, jackfruit, banana, litchi, papaya, guava and watermelon.
Dairies, poultries and fisheries Dairy 3, poultry 33, fishery 21, hatchery1. Communications facilities Roads: Pucca 70 km, mud road 322 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin, dhuli, horse carriage, bullock cart. These means of transport are extinct of nearly extinct.
Manufactures Biscuit factory 6, ice factory 6.
Cottage industries Bamboo work 42, potteries 60, sewing machine 305, welding work 32, iron smith 12, goldsmith 25.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars 25; fairs 9, most noted of which is Madarer Mela at Sankarpur.
Main exports Banana, bringal, patal, tamarind, water melon.
NGO activities BRAC. ASA, CARITAS, Dhengamara Mohila Shanga, IRDA, Asray, Beej, Manab Sheba Sangstha.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, christian mission hospital 1, satellite clinic 3, family welfare centres 5.