Haripur Upazila (Thakurgaon district) with an area of 201.06 sq km, is surrounded by West Bengal of India and Ranisankail upazila on the north, West Bengal of India on the south, Ranisankail upazila on the east, West Bengal of India on the west.
Main rivers are Nagar Kulik. Gargariah Beel is notable.
Haripur (Town) consists of two mouzas. It has an area of 4.11 sq km. The town has a population of 4879; male 52.06%, female 47.94%; population density per sq km 1187. Literacy rate among the town people is 29.4%. The town has two dakbungalows.
Administration Haripur Thana was established in 1914 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of 6 union parishads, 70 mouzas and 70 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Bhaturiar Garh, Bir Garh, Bhabanipur Garh, Zamindar Bari at Haripur, tomb of Shah Makhdum Jalal (R) at Baharampur.
Historical events During the War of Liberation the Pak army arrested and killed Muktijoddha Muhammad Elias who earlier fled from the Pak army. The Pak army also killed six persons including physician Abdul Aziz at Kaliganj.
Population 101658; male 50.93%, female 49.07%; Muslim 89.36%, Hindu 10.26% and others 0.38%; ethnic nationals: Santal 103 families.
Religious institutions Mosque 331, temple 23, tomb 5, church 2, most noted of which are Haripur Jami Mosque, Balihara Jami Mosque, Jadurani Haramai Jami Mosque, Hagri Mosque (Kharla), Medni Sagar Sahi Mosque.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 19.5%; male 27.7% and female 10.9%.
Educational institutions: college 7, high school 21, junior high school 12, madrasa 14, government primary school 38, non-government primary school 46, community school 4, satellite school 2.
Noted educational institution: Haripur Bilateral High School (1936), Kathaldangi Government Primary School (1930), Minapur Government Primary School (1923).
Cultural organisations Rural club 30, public library 1, cinema hall 1, women's organisation 96, playground 10.
Main occupations Agriculture 51.06%, agricultural labourer 30.75%, wage labourer 2.98%, industrial labourer 1.26%, commerce 5.55%, service 2.52% and others 5.88%.
Land use Total cultivable land 18106.67 hectares; fallow land 273.89; single crop 36.26%, double crop 53.9% and treble crop 9.84%.
Land control Among the peasants, 15% are landless, 25% small, 45% intermediate and 15% rich; cultivable land per head 0.22 hectare.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is approximately Tk 4000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, potato, corn, tomato, pulses, cabbage, cauliflower, brinjal.Extinct or nearly extinct crops Khesari, chhola, kaun, mas kalai, aus paddy, arahar.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, papaya, guava, litchi, betel nut, watermelon and banana.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 48, hatchery 1.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 27 km and mud road 533 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage and bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Husking mill 85, ice factory 1, saw mill 3, engineering workshop 2, welding 8.
Cottage industries Mat work 200, bamboo work 20, goldsmith 4, blacksmith 22, potteries 10, wood work 30 and tailoring 35.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 20, most noted of which are Jadurani, Kaliganj, Kathaldangi, Dhirganj and Chawrangi Bazar; fair 1 (Raghab Mela).
Main exports Paddy, wheat, cauliflower, brinjal, tomato, mango, watermelon, litchi and mat.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs areBRAC, RDRS,ESD, CDA,PROSHIKA
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family welfare centre 6 and satellite clinic 1.