Dowarabazar Upazila (Sunamganj district) with an area of 281.4 sq km, surrounded by Meghalaya state of India on the north, Chhatak upazila on the south and east,Sunamganj upazila on the west.
Main rivers are Surma, Jadukata and Bagra.
Dowarabazar (Town) consists of consists of one mouza. It has an area of 4.46 sq km. The town has a population of 5171; male 53.37%, female 46.63%; density of population is 1159. Literacy rate among the town people 25.4%.
Administration Dowarabazar thana, now an upazila, was established in 1976. It consists of 7 union parishads, 166 mouzas and 294 villages.
Religious institutions Mosque 15, temple 3, tomb 1. Population 157240; male 50.74%, female 49.26%; Muslim 83.4%, Hindu 14.2%, Christian 0.5% and ethnic nationals (Monipuri) 1.9%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 15.6%; male 21%, female 10%.
Educational institutions: college 1, high school 11, primary school (government) 28, primary school (private) 14, madrasa 12. Aambari High School, Ghilachhara Secondary High School, Barkhal Public High School, etc are notable institutions.
Cultural organisations Rural club 10, playground 2.
Main occupations Agriculture 50.20%, fishing 3.85%, agricultural labourer 22.21%, wage labour 5.22%, commerce 6.42%, service 1.74%, others 10.36%.
Land control Among the peasants 45.27% are landless, 13.7% marginal, 17% small, 17% intermediate and 7.03% rich.
Value of land Market value of first grade arable land is about Tk 4000 to 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, linseed, chickpea, black gram (one kind of pulse), mustard seed, ground nut, yam, potato, sugarcane, garlic, turmeric, cotton.
Extinct and nearly extinct crops Til, (sesame), Kaun (Italian millet), tobacco.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana, pineapple, lemon.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 2, dairy 24, poultry 64.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 3 km and mud roads 122 km.
Traditional transport palanquin and bullock cart. These means of transport are extinct or nearly extinct.
Cottage industries Weaving 200, goldsmith 24, blacksmith 39, welding 2. Mineral resources Limestone.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 9, most noted which is Dowarabazar and Lakshmipur; fairs 2.
Main exports Paddy, fish, limestone, forest resources.
NGO activities Grameen Bank.Health centres Upazila health centre 1, family planning centre 7.