Domar Upazila (Nilphamari district) with an area of 250.84 sq km, is surrounded by West Bengal of India on the north,Nilphamari Sadar upazila on the south,Dimla and Jaldhaka upazilas on the east, Debiganj upazila on the west.
Main rivers are Jamuneshwari, Buri Tista and Chiki.
Domar (Town) The town is now a municipality with an area of 21.48 sq km and population 17162; male 51.39%, female 48.61%. It has 9 wards and 12 mahallas. Literacy rate among the town people is 49.3%.
Administration The upazila consists of 10 union parishads, 47 mouzas and 47 villages.
Historical events The previous name of Domar was Doman Nagar. It was the capital of Vhim Pal of the Pala Dynasty in 1075 AD
Population 175507; male 51%, female 49%; Muslim 80%, Hindu 20%; ethnic nationals: Santal population 486.
Religious institutions Mosque 200, temple 50, tomb 7.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 39%; male 46.5%, female 31.2%. Educational institutions: college 3, high school 23, madrasa 9, primary school 149.
Cultural organisations Club 17, library 1, cinema hall 4, theatre group 1, theatre stage 1, women's organisation 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 52.98%, agricultural labourer 23.84%, commerce 8.48%, wage labourer 4.09%, service 3.7% and others 6.91%.
Land use Total land under cultivation 20382.94 hectares, fallow land 528.90 hectares; single crop 7.36%, double crop 73.9% and treble crop 18.74%.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is Tk 4000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, potato, onion, chilly, tomato, ginger, turmeric and betel leaf. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Indigo, bhadai and aus paddy.
Main fruits Jackfruit, mango, black berry, banana and litchi. Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 1, dairy 3, poultry 18, hatchery 1.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 98 km, mud 165 km; railways 25 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin and bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Rice mill 2, oil mill 1, ice factory 7 and saw mill 8.
Cottage industries Weaving, bamboo work, wood work, brass work, potteries, goldsmith, blacksmith, tailoring, bidi.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 36, most noted of which are Basunia, Ambari and Boragari Hat. Main exports Rice, potato, tomato, onion, betel leaf.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are BRAC, ASA, Proshika.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family welfare centre 10 and satellite clinic 8.