Dighalia Upazila (Khulna district) with an area of 77.16 sq km. is surrounded by Abhaynagar and Kalia upazila on the north, Khalishpur upazila and Rupsha upazila on the south, Terokhada upazila on the east, Daulatpur upazila,Khan Jahan Ali thana and Abhaynagar upazila on the west
Main rivers are Bhairab, Chitra, Nabaganga.
Administration Dighalia thana was turned into an upazila in 1987. It consists of 4 union parishads, 28 mouzas and 41 villages.
Population 107840; male 53%, female 47%; Muslim 75.30%, Hindu 23.92%, Christian 0.68%, others 0.10%.
Religious institutions Mosque 117, temples 43, church 4.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 39.4%; male 47.1%, female 30.5%.
Educational institutions: college 2, high school 14, government primary school 34, non-government primary school 15, madrasa 6.
Most noted educational institution is Senhati Secondary School (1877).
Cultural organisations Club 10, cinema hall 1, society 302, community centre 4.
Main occupations Agriculture 17.87%, fishing 1.51%, agricultural labourer 8.64%, wage labourer 32.04%, industries 3.35%, commerce 11.51%, transport 2.33%, service 13.32%, others 7.36%.
Land use The total cultivable land 5625 hectares, fallow land 2090 hectares; single crop 36.63%, double crop 48.44%, triple crop 14.93%.
Land control Among the peasants 11.65% are landless, 33.08% small, 16.3% intermediate, 36.6% marginal, 2.46% rich; cultivable land per head 0.052 hectare.
Value of land The market value of the first grade agricultural land is around Tk. 10000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, sesame, mustard, brinjal, betel leaf, vegetables. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Sugarcane, jute.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, litchi, coconut, banana, papaya, wood apple, safeda, black berry, zamrul.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Hatchery 36, dairy 4, poultry 43.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 33 km, semi pucca 45 km and mud road 87 km; water ways 38 nautical mile.
Traditional transport Palanquin and bullock cart.
These means of transport are extinct or nearly extinct Manufactories Jute mill 2, welding 15.
Cottage industries Bamboo work 50, goldsmith 30, iron smith 23, potteries 33, wood work 44, sewing 60.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 14.
Main exports Betel leaf, banana, papaya, brinjal.
NGO activities Prodipan, Nabolok, Brac,. ASA, CARE. Health centres Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 3.