Harirampur Upazila (Manikganj district) with an area of 245.42 sq km, is surrounded by Shivalaya,Ghior and Manikganj Sadar upazilas on the north,Char Bhadrasan and Faridpur Sadar on the south, Manikganj Sadar,Nawabgonj (Dhaka) and Doha upazilas on the east, Shivalaya, Goalandaghat and Faridpur Sadar upazilas on the west.
Main rivers are the Padma and Ichamati ; main depressions: Bhatsala and Gharilpur beels. The upazila often becomes victim to river erosion.
Harirampur (Town) consists of one mouza. It has an area of 11.1 sq km. The total population of the town is 10815; male 49.42%, female 50.52%; literacy rates among the town people 32.6%.
Administration Harirampur thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 13 unions, 196 mouzas and 253 villages.
Archaeological heritage Jhitka Lokmania Dargah. Population 156326; male 49.6%, female 50.4%; Muslim 84.8%, Hindu 14.9%, Christian 0.03%, others 0.27%.
Religious institutions Mosque 161, mazar 3, dargah 3, temple 73, sacred place 2.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 30%; male 36%, female 24%.
Educational institutions: college 3, high school (government) 1, high school (non-government) 12, madrasa 7, primary school (government) 68, primary school (non-government) 11, NGO operated school 52, most noted of which is Patgram Anath Bandhu Government High School (1915).
Cultural organisations Club 37, public library 2, literary organisation 1, women's association 2, theatre group 2, cinema hall 2.
Main occupations Agriculture 35.12%, agricultural labourer 20.76%, fishing 2.77%, industry 1.33%, commerce 11.66%, service 12.31%, wage labourer 3.39% and others 12.66%.
Land use Cultivable land 11759 hectares, fallow land 12786 hectares; single crop 37%, double crop 49%, triple crop 14%. Cultivable land under irrigation 30%.
Land control Among the peasants, 25% are landless, 20% small peasant, 40% intermediate, 15% rich; cultivable land per head 0.075 hectare.
Value of land The market value of the first grade arable land is Tk 7500 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, onion, garlic, ground nut. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Indigo, linseed.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, papaya. Fisheries, poultries and dairies Fishery 52, dairy 20, poultry 60.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 27 km, semi pucca 8 km and mud road 177 km; waterways 26 nautical mile.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), horse carriage and bullock cart (nearly extinct), boat.
Manufactories Flour mill 2, ice mill 2, saw mill 12.
Cottage industries Welding 10, bidi factory 1, handloom 161, bamboo work 198, goldsmith 60, blacksmith 73, potteries 138, tailoring 200.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 35; fair 10, most of which are Jhitka Hat, Nayar Hat.
Main exports Onion, molasses.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac,ASA,Proshika, Grameen Bank,CCDB Samamana.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, union health centre 5, family planning centre 4, NGO operated health centre 1.