Hakimpur Upazila (Dinajpur district) with an area of 99.92 sq km, is surrounded by Nawabganj (Dinajpur) and Birampur upazilas on the north,Panchbibi upazila on the south, Ghoraghat upazila on the east,West Bengal of India and Birampur upazila on the west.
Main River is Little Jamuna and Tulsi Ganga.
Hakimpur (Town) consists of 9 wards and 14 mahallas with an area of 4.3 sq km. The town has a population of 25680; male 52.82%, female 47.18%. The density of population is 5972 per sq km. The literacy rate among the town people is 41.9%. The town has two dakbungalows.
Administration Hakimpur thana was established in 1950 and was turned into an upazila in 1984. The upazila consists of 4 union parishads, 69 mouzas and 91 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Copper plate of the Gupta period (Baraigram).
Historical events Hili was an important war front during 1971. Freedom fighters had used it as a communication point with the Indian army. They also used the place as a point of entry into Bangladesh territory and attack Pakistani army. The joint command of the Indian allied forces and the freedom fighters suffered some loss in the battle at Hili.
Population 66875; male 51.77% and female 48.23%; Muslim 91.56%, Hindu 6.27%, Christian 1.04% and others 2.13%.
Religious institutions Mosque 130, Hindu temple 17, church 3.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 30.1%; male 39.3%, female 20.3%.
Educational institutions: college 2, high school 17, government primary school 24, non-government primary school 17, madrasa 12.
Locally published newspapers and periodicals Weekly: Zero Point and Hili. Cultural organisations Club 12, cinema hall 3, public library 1, press club 2, shilpakala academy 1.
Main occupation Agriculture 43.95%, agricultural labourer 24.43%, wage labourer 2.37%, commerce 16.63%, service 4.6%, others 8.02%.
Land use Cultivable land 22450 hectare; fallow land 866.05 hectares; single crop 27.32%, double crop 57.89%, treble crop land 14.79%. Land under irrigation 56%.
Land control Among the peasants 45% are landless, 20% small, 32% medium, 3% rich. Value of land The market value of land of first grade is Tk 4500 per 0.01 hectare.
Main agricultural crops Paddy, wheat, potato, sugarcane and oil seed. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Aush paddy and tobacco.
Main fruits Mango, banana, jackfruit. Fisheries, dairies, poultry Poultry 1, dairy 2 and fishery 12.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 23.8 km, semi pucca 6 km, mud road 33.60 km and railways 9 km. Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), bullock cart and horse carriage (nearly extinct), boat.
Manufactories and cottage industries Rice mill, flour mill, ice factory, biscuit factory, etc.
Cottage industries Bidi, potteries, goldsmith, blacksmith and tailoring.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 32; noted fair Manglar Par Mela. Main exports Paddy, rice and wheat.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are BRAC, ITCL, CARE, ASA, Grameen Bank, TMSS, and Samaj Unnayan Karma Sangstha.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1 and union health and family planning centre 3.