Fatikchhari Upazila (Chittagong district) with an area of 773.55 sq km, is surrounded by Tripura (India) and Manikchhari upazila on the north, Hathazari and Kawkhali (Rangamati) upazilas on the south, Ramgarh, Manikchhari, Lakshmichhamari, and Raozan upazilas on the east, Mirsharai and Sitakunda upazilas on the west.
Main river is Dhurung.
Fatikchhari (Town) consists of four mouzas. It has an area of 22.03 sq km. The town has a population of 33184; male 49.71% and female 50.29%; population density per sq km 1506. Literacy rate among the town people is 39.2%.
Administration Fatikchhari thana, now an upazila, was established in 1918. The upazila consists of 20 union parishads, 101 mouzas and 199 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Ahsan Ullah Gomasta Mosque, Company Tila.
Marks of the War of Liberation Mass grave 1.
Religious institutions Mosque 529, tomb 3, temple 46 and pagoda 6.
Population 388013; male 50.10%, female 49.90%; Muslim 85.60%, Hindu 11.50%, Buddhist 2.06% and Christian & others 0.84%. A few Mugh, Jummo, Chakma and Khasia tribal people also live here.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 32%; male 37.6% and female 26.4%.
Educational institutions: college 4, high school 38, junior school 4, madrasa 58, government primary school 133, non-government primary school 56 and kindergarten 3.
Locally published newspapers and periodicals Monthly: Fatikchhari Barta. Cultural organisations Public library 1, auditorium 1, park 1, cinema hall 1 and community centre 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 27.23%, agricultural labourer 14.87%, wage labourer 4.37%, industry 1.94%, commerce 13.88%, transport 1.63%, service 18.81%, house renting out 1.66% and others 15.61%.
Land use Total cultivable land 33994.33 hectares, fallow land 5167.95 hectares; single crop 57.80%, double crop 30.22% and treble crop land 11.98%.
Land control Among the peasants 46.54% are landowner and 53.46% are landless.
Main crops Paddy, tea, rubber, potato, aubergine, onion, garlic, chilli, different types of pulses. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Sugarcane, tobacco, watermelon.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct) and boat. Cottage industries Bamboo work, canes work, potteries, blacksmith.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 38, most noted of which are Bibir Hat, Mohammad Takir Hat, Azadi Bazar, Mazir Hat and Kala Munshi Hat; fair 6.
Main exports Tea, rubber. NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are ASA, Caritas.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, union health centre 10, charitable dispensary 1, family planning centre 7.