Gabtali Upazila (Bogra district) with an area of 239.60 sq km, is surrounded by Shibganj Bogra) and Sonatala upazilas on the north, Dhunat upazila on the south, Sariakandi on the east,Bogra Sadar upazila on the west.
Gabtali (Town) consists of one mouza. It has an area of 3.57 sq km. Population 2789; male 52.99%, female 47.01%; density of population is 2305 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 53.6%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Gabtali thana was established in 1914 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of 11 union parishads, 106 mouzas and 213 villages.
Religious institutions Mosque 450, temple 21. Population 265926; male 51.1%, female 48.9%; Muslim 93.03%, Hindu 6.93%, others 0.04%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 24.3%; male 32.4%, female 15.8%.
Educational institutions: college (government) 1, college (private) 6, secondary school (government) 1, secondary school (non-gorvernment) 32, junior high school 11, primary school (government) 93, primary school (non-government) 66, madrasa 22.
Noted educational institutions: Sondabari Darul Hadis Rahmania Madrasa, Kagail Karunakanta High School. Newspapers and periodicals Britta (irregular).
Cultural organisations Club 16, theatre 1, cinema hall 2, women's organisation 2, playground 38.
Main occupations Agriculture 49.6%, agricultural labourer 22.77%, wage labourer 1.61%, commerce 10.82%, service 3.75%, transport 2.31%, others 9.14%.
Land use Arable land 18848.64 hectares; fallow land 5112.9 hectares. Single crop 24.4%, double crop 48.02%, treble crop 27.03%. Arable land under irrigation 92%.
Land control Among the peasants 39.13% are landless, 33.36% small, 19.71% intermediate and 7.80% rich. Cultivable land per head 0.073 hectare.
Value of land Market value of first grade arable land is about Tk 8500 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, jute, chilli, potato, brinjal, onion, garlic, sugarcane, mustard, different type of vegetables. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Planted Aush and aman paddy, yam, til (sesame), kaun (Italian millet), etc are nearly extinct.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, litchi, banana, papaya, guava.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 35, dairy 27, poultry 18.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 143 km, semi pucca 37 km and mud road 201 km; railway 12 km; railway station 2.
Traditional transports Country boat, palanquin, horse carriage, bullock cart. These means of transport (except boat) are extinct or nearly extinct. Manufactories Ice factory 4.
Cottage industries Weaving 5, bamboo work 300, goldsmith 60, blacksmith 100, potteries 310, wood work 215, tailoring 295, welding 15 and a number of cocoon production centres.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 36; fair 1.
Main exports Banana, papaya, onion, chilli, and potato.
NGO activities BRAC, ASA, TMSS, CDS, Palli Daridra Bimochan Foundation, GBS, Palli Samajik Unnayan Sangatha.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 1, family welfare centre 6, family planning centre 8.