Dupchanchia Upazila (Bogra district) with an area of 162.45 sq km, is surrounded by Khetlal upazila on the north, Adamdighi and Kahaloo upazilas on the south, Shibganj and Kahaloo upazilas on the south, Adamdighi and Akkelpur upazilas on the west.
Main rivers are Nadar, Nungalar and Iramati. Dupchanchia (Town) has an area of 4.93 sq km. Dupchanchia Municipality was established in 2000. It has a population of 18312; male 51.33%, female 48.67%. It has 9 wards and 38 mahallas. Literacy rate among the town people is 43.3%.
Administration Dupchanchia thana was established in 1880 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of one municipality, 6 union parishads, 114 mouzas and 230 villages.
Archaeological heritage Dargah of Sultan Shahi Sawar Dhap, Goyabandh Mazar and Mazar of Pir Ziauddin.
Religious institutions Mosque 159, temple 7, tomb 4, eidgah 97.
Population 149112; male 50.77%, female 49.23%; Muslim 90.57%, Hindu 9.15%, others 0.28%.; ethnic nationals: 1062 (Santal).
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 29.3%; male 37.8%, female 20.5%.
Educational institutions: college (government) 1, college (private) 2, secondary school 17, primary school (government) 64, primary school (private) 15, madrasa 39. Talora Altaf Ali High School (1918), Dupchachia Pilot High School (1923), Dupchachia Pilot Girl's High School (1944) are notable educational institutions.
Cultural organisations Club 59, public library 1, Shilpakala Academy 1, press club 1, cinema hall 4, auditorium 1, community centre 4.
Main occupations Agriculture 54.68%, agricultural labourer 18.79%, wage labourer 1.75%, commerce 10.94%, service 3.27%, transport 2.13%, others 8.44%.
Land use Arable land 13910 hectares, uncultivated 2962 hectares. Arable land under irrigation 98%.
Value of land Market value of first grade arable land is about Tk. 2000 per 0.01 hectare. Main crops Paddy, jute, potato, mustard, wheat
Extinct and nearly extinct crops Til,(sesame), Tisi (linseed), Arhar (one kind of pulse), etc are nearly extinct.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana, palm. Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 7, dairy 11, poultry 10.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 48 km, semi pucca 19 km and mud road 243 km; railway station 2.
Traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage, bullock cart. These means of transport are extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Rice mill 88, ice cream factory 1, oil mill 7, saw mill 5, biscuit factory 3.
Cottage industries Bamboo work, potteries, wood work.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 15; mela (fair) 6, most noted of which are Dhaper Hat, Zianagar Hat, Talora Hat, Saharpukur Hat, Dhap Mela, Goyamenda Mela. Main exports Paddy, rice, biscuit, fish, milk.
NGO activities Brac, ASA, BIZ, Grameen bank, TMSS, SDO, Seba.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, rural health centre 1, satellite clinic 1, and family welfare centre 5.