Faridpur Sadar Upazila (Faridpur district) with an area of 396 sq km, is surrounded by Goalandaghat and Harirampur upazilas on the north, Nagarkanda upazila on the south, Char Bhadrasan and Harirampur upazilas on the east, Boalmari, Madhukhali and Rajbari Sadar upazilas on the west.
Main rivers are Padma, Kumar Shitlakshya, Bhubaneshwar.
Faridpur (Town) stands on both sides of the Kumar. Faridpur Municipality was established in 1869. The town consists of 9 wards and 35 mahallas. The area of the town is 20.23 sq km. The population of the town is 99634; male 51.73%, female 48.27%. The density of population is 4925 per sq km. The literacy rate among the town people is 66.6%. The town has two dakbungalows.
Administration Faridpur Sadar thana, now an upazila, was established in 1896. The upazila consists of 11 union parishads and 255 villages, one municipality and 9 wards.
Archaeological heritage Historical Mosque at Gerda, Jagabandhu Angina (Sree Angan), tomb of Bismillah Shah.
Historical events A battle between the freedom fighters and the Pakistan army was fought near Faridpur Sadar at Karimpur bridge (west side of Kanaipur). Two teams of freedom fighters, one headed by martyr Salauddin and the other by Hemayet Talukder, in three groups attacked the Pakistan army who had fled from Jessore Cantonment. In the battle eleven freedom fighters including martyr Salauddin and martyr Noufel were killed and so were about 60 Pak soldiers.
Marks of War of Liberation Mass grave 1, memorial sculpture 1, memorial monument 1. Population 335386; male 51.9%, female 48.1%; Muslim 87.63%, Hindu 12.07%, others 0.3%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 34.2%; male 40.7%, female 27.1%.
Educational institutions: government college 4, non-government college 9, government high school 2, non-government high school 38, government primary school 102, non-government primary school 39, madrasa 39, medical college 1, homeopathy medical college 1, river research institute 1, technical and vocational 2, PTI 1.
The most noted institutions are Government Rajendra College (1918), Faridpur Zila School (1840).
Cultural organisations Club 140, public library 3, cinema hall 3, museum 1, drama stage 5, theatre group 17, literary society 25, women's organisation 45. Religious institutions Mosque 321, temple 30, church 3, tomb 10 and sacred place 1.
Newspapers and periodicals Daily Thekana, Daily Gana Samhati, Daily Bhorer Runner, Weekly Jagaran, Al-Mizan, Chasibarta, Pragatir Din, Weekly Idaning, Faridpur Barta, and Bangla Sambad; extinct: Weekly Akal, Al Muazzen.
Main occupations Agriculture 29.47%, fishing 1.08%, agricultural labourer 17.13%, wage labourer 4.16%, commerce 15.74%, transport 5.7%, construction 2.03%, service 12.8%, others 11.89%.
Land use Total cultivable land 26556.05 hectares; fallow land 53.82 hectares, forestry 4.05 hectares; single crop 12%, double crop 69% and treble crop 19%; land under irrigation 33.4%.
Land control Among the peasants 49.8% are landless, 16.7% small, 12.8% medium and 2.8% rich. Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is Tk 8000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, sugarcane, jute, wheat, potato, onion, turmeric, garlic and pulse. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Local varieties of paddy, sesame, kaun, china, arahar, sweet potato and kusum, methi, kalo jira.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, litchi, banana, papaya, coconut.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 189, dairy 93, poultry 234, hatchery 5.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 110 km, semi pucca 70 km and mud road 515 km; railways 25 km; embankment 221km.
Traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart and buffalo cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Jute mill 4, textile mill 2, flour mill 3, cold storage 2, plastic industry 2, pulse mill 5, ice cream factory 10 and ball point factory 1.
Cottage industries Bamboo and cane work 154, tailoring 214, wood work 82, welding 13, goldsmith 63, blacksmith 54, potteries 151.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 18, most noted of which are Kanaipur, Tepakhola, Moninkha, Gendu Mollar Hat, Gajaria and Khalilpur Hat; fairs 2.
Main exports Jute, onion, garlic, sugarcane molasses, pulse, tomato, turmeric, Kalijira.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Ava, ASA, Palli Pragati Sahayak Samity, Sapta Gram Nari Unnayan Parishad, DARC, BSDC, Paribarik Swasthya Seba.
Health centres Hospital 2, upazila health centre, family planning centre 8.