Islampur Upazila (Jamalpur district) with an area of 343.02 sq km, is surrounded by Dewanganj and Baksiganj upazilas on the north, Madarganj and Melandaha upazilas on the south, Sherpur Sadar and Sreebardi upazilas on the east, Sariakandi, Sughatta and Fulchari upazilas on the west.
Main rivers are old Bramanputra, Jamuna, Chatal and Alai. Kata khal and Dashani khal are important; depressions 8: Bakar, Kumargari, Bamna, Singhbhanga, Hashal, Paikha, Bara Setrail and Chilmari Beel.
Islampur (Town) consists of 9 wards and 18 mahallas. The town has a population of 35701, male 50.54%, female 49.46%. Literacy rate among the town people is 44%.
Administration Islampur thana, now an upazila, was established in 1914. The upazila consists of one municipality 12 union parishads, 86 mouzas and 169 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Tomb of Hazrat Shah Kamal (R) at Durmuth.
Marks of War of Liberation Mass grave 1 (Musharrafganj).
Population 268352; male 51.09%, female 48.91%; Muslim 97.82%, Hindu 1.52%, Buddhist 0.15%, Christian 0.14% and others 0.37%.
Religious institutions Mosque 325, temple 5, tomb 1.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 15.9%; male 20.8% and female 10.6%.
Educational institutions: college 2, secondary school 26, madrasa 12, government primary school 79, non-government primary school 59.
Cultural organisations Rural club 55, cinema hall 2, theatre group 1, literary society 7, women's organisation 2, playground 17.
Main occupations Agriculture 47.53%, fishing 1.47%, agricultural labourer 25.04%, wage labourer 2.03%, commerce 9.47%, service 3.03% and others 11.43%.
Land use Total cultivable land 22718.33 hectares; fallow land 4045.73 hectares; land under irrigation 5557.26 hectares.
Land control Among the peasants 24.52% are landless, 22.86% marginal, 35.51% small, 14.02% intermediate and 3.09% rich.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is Tk 7500 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, sugarcane, mustard seed, wheat, potato, varieties of pulse and vegetables. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Ground nut, corn and kaun.
Main fruits Mango, banana, coconut, jackfruit and papaya.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 1, artificial cattle breeding centre 1, poultry 9, hatchery 3.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 28 km, semi pucca 36 km, mud road 850 km.
Traditional transport PALANQUIN, soari, bajra and bhela. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Cottage industries Loom 1944, hand loom 71, blacksmith 63, potteries 25, bamboo and cane work 135, goldsmith 142, painter 29, jute and cotton work 31.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 6, most noted of which are Dharmakura and Guthail.
Main exports Jute, rice, sugarcane, potato, brinjal.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are BRAC, ASA, Grameen Bank, Unnayan Sangha and Progress.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 12, satellite clinic 3.