Dharmapasha Upazila (Sunamganj district) with an area of 496.03 sq km, is surrounded by Meghalaya State (India) on the north, Mo0hanganj and Barahatta upazilas on the south, Tahirpur and Jamalganj upazilas on the east, Kalmakanda and Barhatta upazilas on the west.
Tanguar haor, Rauar Beel, Sialdigha Beel, Sunua haor are notable.
Dharmapasha (Town) consists of one mouza. The town has an area of 3.93 sq km; population 4974; male 52.45%, female 47.55%; density of population is 1266 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 35.9%. It has one dakbungalow.
Administration Dharmapasha thana was established in 1942 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of 10 union parishads, 182 mouzas and 313 villages.
Archaeological heritage Selbarash Jami Mosque, Kahala and Maheshkhala Kalibari Mandirs.
Historical events In 1787, the valiant Khasis of Assam attacked Selbarash, Ramdigha and Bangsikunda parganas and brutally killed many people. A devastating earthquake on 12 June 1897 caused heavy loss of lives and property. Nankar Rebellion of Sukhair during 1922-23 is also notable.
Religious institutions Mosque 192, temple 17, church 3, sacred place 1.Population 164131; male 51.41%, female 48.59%; Muslim 70%, Hindu 28%, Christian and others 2%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 20.8%; male 25.7%, female 15.6%.
Educational institutions: college 3, secondary school 14, primary school (government) 99, primary school (private) 71, community school 50, satellite school 60, madrasa 17. Maddhaynagar BP High School (1952) is notable.
Newspapers and periodicals 'Sanko' a literature periodicals (extinct).
Cultural organisations Rural club 300, public library 2, cinema hall 1, women's organisation 100, playground 15, literature association 3.
Main occupations Agriculture 47.01%, fishing 3.99%, agricultural labourer 27.05%, wage labourer 2.79%, commerce 7.17%, service 2.09%, others 9.9%.
Land use Arable land 20287 hectares; fallow land 142 hectares; single crop 80%, double crop 10%, triple crop 10%; cultivated land under irrigation 85%.
Land control Among the peasants 32% are landless, 29% small, 25% intermediate and 14% rich; cultivable land per head 0.13 hectare.
Value of land Market value of first grade arable land about Tk 5000 per 0.01 hectare
Main crops Paddy, potato, onion, garlic, chilli, mustered seed, tisi (linseed) and vegetables.Extinct and nearly extinct crops Til, (sesame), wheat, yam, chick-pea, kaun (Italian millet), khesari (a variety of pulse).
Main fruits Mango, black berry, jackfruit, litchi, banana, papaya, custard apple, wood apple, watermelon.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 50, poultry 200, dairy 3.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 15 km, semi pucca 5 km and mud road 600 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart. These means of transport are nearly extinct.
Manufactories Flour mill 30, ice factory 4, saw mill 7.
Cottage industries Bamboo work 500, goldsmith 15, blacksmith 30, potteries 470, wood work 700, welding 10, tailoring 400.
Hats bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 14; fairs 10.
Main exports Onion, garlic, chilli, banana, potato, paddy, dry fish, mustard seed, wood.
NGO activities Brac, ASA,Proshika, Shova, Anirban Sanchay O Sarbik Unnayan Samiti (Maddhaynagar).
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, rural health centre 2, union family welfare centre 5.