Fulbaria Upazila (Mymensingh district) with an area of 402 sq km, is surrounded by Muktagacha upazila on the north, Bhaluka upazila on the south, Trishal and Mymensingh Sadar upazilas on the east, Ghatail ,Madhupur and Muktagachha upazilas on the west.
Main rivers are Khiru, Nageshwari, Banar and Bajua; main beel is Bhawal.
Fulbaria (Town) consists of five mouzas. The area of the town is 42.4 sq km. It has a population of 53412; male 51.22%, female 48.78%; population density per sq km is 1259. Literacy rate among the town people is 25.23%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Fulbaria thana, now an upazila, was established in 1867. The upazila consists of 13 union parishads, 104 mouzas and 137 villages. Historical events In 1971 a severe battle between the Muktibahini and the Pakistan army took place at Lakshmipur.
Marks of War of Liberation Mass killing site 2, mass grave 1.
Religious institutions Mosque 500, temple 19 and church 1, place of pilgrimage 1.
Population 345283; male 53%, female 47%; Muslim 96.45%, Hindu 3.25%, Christian 0.26% and others 0.04%. Ethnic nationals 173 families.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 30.02%; male 42%, female 18.04%.
Educational institutions: college 4, high school 47, madrasa 52, government primary school 104, non-government primary school 63.
Noted educational institutions: Fulbaria College, Biddyananda Collegiate Madrasa, Asim College, Muhammad Nagar High School, Kandania High School, Babuganj High School, Putijana High School and Fulbaria High School.
Cultural organisations Club 1, public library 1, cinema hall 2, opera party 1, literary society 1, rural club 12 and women's organisation 5.
Main occupations Agriculture 58.8%, forestry and fishery 1.09%, agricultural labourer 19.37%, wage labourer 2.24%, commerce 6.76%, service 2.3%, others 9.44%.
Land use Total cultivable land 33301 hectares; fallow land 4803.72 hectares; single crop 35%, double crop 45% and treble crop 20%; land under irrigation 13419.67 hectares.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is Tk 7000 per 0 .01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, cotton, turmeric, sugarcane, potato, brinjal, onion and gerlic. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Linseed, sesame, arahar and mustard seed
Main fruits Jackfruit, banana, pineapple and litchi. Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 73, poultry 25 and hatchery 8.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 29 km, semi pucca 38 km and mud road 3001 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart, horse carriage. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Flour mill 3, ice factory 4, press 2 and biscuit factory 6.
Cottage industries Loom 4, goldsmith 45, blacksmith 85, potteries 204, woodwork 178, tailoring 218, welding 40, bamboowork 165 and cocoon production centre 3.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 35, most noted are Dattakhola, Dashmail, Asimpur, Kishoreganj, Kaladaha, Radhanagar and Naoga; fairs 3, most noted Mohispur and Uttarbahini.
Main exports Paddy, turmeric, sugarcane molasses, jackfruit, pineapple and vegetables.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac. Grameen Bank, Gonosahajya Sangstha and SDS.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family welfare centre 13, union parishad hospital 3.