Haluaghat Upazila (Mymensigh district) with an area of 356.07 sq km, is surrounded by Garo Hills of the Meghalaya state of India on the north, Phulpur upazila on the south,Dhobaura upazila on the east and Nalitabari upazila on the west.
Main rivers are Kangsha, Memong and Bhogai.
Haluaghat (Town) consists of two mouzas. It has a population of 9727; male 52.04%, female 47.96%. Literacy rate among the town people is 56.5%.
Administration Haluaghat thana, now an upazila, was established in 1916. The upazila consists of 12 union parishads, 146 mouzas and 205 villages.
Historical events During the War of Liberation (on 6 August 1971) Abdul Aziz and Parimal were killed in a battle at the Bandarkata Camp. On 3 November 147 persons, of which 26 were Muktibahini, were killed in an encounter at Telikhali.
Marks of War of Liberation Mass grave 1, memorial 1, monument 1.
Population 242339; male 50.68% and female 49.32%; Muslim 89.21%, Hindu 5.04%, Buddhist 0.01%, Christian 5.65% and others 0.09%.
Religious institutions Mosque 272, temple 44 and church 39. Most noted are Haluaghat Dhanhata Jamea mosque, Markas mosque and Ramsundar temple.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 22.8%; male 28% and female 17.4%.
Educational institutions: college 3, high school 21, junior high school 4, madrasa 68, maktab 210, government primary school 65, non-government primary school 85, vocational training institute 1.
Noted educational institutions: Haluaghat Mission School (1923), Beroi dakuni High School (1941), Ideal High School (1951).
Cultural organisations Club 30, library 3, cinema hall 2, literacy society 2, dance school 1, music school 1.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is Tk 3000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, potato, sweet potato, mustard seed, ground nut and vegetables. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Pulse, linseed and sesame.
Main fruits Jackfruit, mango, banana, papaya and watermelon, olive and jam (black berry).
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 200, dairy 6, poultry 40 and hatchery 1.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 43 km, semi pucca 17 km, mud road 350 km; railways 20 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), bullock cart, buffalo cart and horse carriage (nearly extinct), boat.
Manufactories Rice mill 20, flour mill 1, husking mill 200, ice factory 3, press 3.
Cottage industries Weaving, bamboo work, goldsmith, blacksmith, potteries, wood work, tailoring, welding, net making, carpet making and nakshi kantha making.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 23, most noted of which are Haluaghat, Baghaitala, Suryapur, Chhatugaon, Dhara, Nagla and Dhurail Hat; fair 1 (Kamakhar Mela).
Main exports Paddy, watermelon, mango and jam.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac. ASA, Proshika, Grameen Bank, Care,, World Vision, Oxfam, Caritas, Concern and Save the Children, PHCP, Thangna, Swabalambi, Popy, Palli Bikash, Sheba and SSB
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 2, family planning centre 11, missionary health complex 3.