Jibannagar Upazila (Chuadanga district) with an area of 199.32 sq km, is surrounded by Chuadanga Sadar upazila on the north, Maheshpur upazila on the south, Kotchandpur upazila on the east, West Bengal of India on the west.
Main rivers are Bhairab and Kobadak.
Jibannagar (Town) consists of 9 wards and 24 mahallas. It has an area of 15.41 sq km. The town has a population of 25742; male 51.26%, female 48.74%; population density per sq km 1670. Literacy rate among the town people is 26.8%.
Administration Jibannagar thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of 9 wards, 4 union parishads, 70 mouzas and 89 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Three-domed Mosque at village Dhopakhali.
Historical events During the War of Liberation 10 members of the Pak army were killed and wounded by mine exploded by the freedom fighters. A direct encounter between the freedom fighters and the Pak army was held on the Dhopakhali border of the upazila in which five freedom fighters were killed and two were wounded.
Population 125102; male 51.32%, female 48.68%; Muslim 95%, Hindu 3.3%, Christian 0.25% and others 1.25%.
Religious institutions Mosque 70, temple 11.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 22.4%; male 27.8% and female 16.6%.
Educational institutions: college 2, high school 9, junior high school 3, primary school 50, madrasa 18, kindergarten school 1.
Noted educational institution: Jibannagar Pilot High School (1957).
Locally published newspapers and periodicals Extinct: Monthly Samalachak (1990), Monthly Nabanalani.
Cultural organisations Rural club 16, public library 1, cinema hall 2, theatre and cultural organisation 5, women's organisation 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 41.07%, agricultural labourer 33.14%, wage labourer 2.6%, commerce 11.49%, service 3.47%, transport 1.68% and others 6.55%
Land use Total cultivable land 15873.58 hectares; single crop12.47%, double crop 69.58% and treble crop land 17.95%.
Land control Among the peasants 22.47% are landless, 22.72% marginal, 22.65% small, 18.56% intermediate and 13.06% rich.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is Tk 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, potato, sugarcane, onion, garlic mug and musuri.
Extinct or nearly extinct crops Sesame, linseed, tobacco, chhola and mustard seed.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, papaya, coconut, betel nut and banana.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 25, fishery 4, dairy 3 and hatchery 1.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 28.7 km, semi pucca 33.9 km and mud road 276 km; railways 13 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), horse carriage (nearly extinct) and boat.
Manufactories Cotton mill, rice mill, flour mill, ice factory, saw mill, welding, etc.
Cottage industries Weaving, bamboo work, goldsmith, blacksmith, potteries, construction work, bidi and tailoring.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 14; fairs 2 (Baruni and Gangapuja).
Main exports Paddy, jute, potato, onion, sugarcane, banana and betel nut.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are BRAC, ASA, CARE, WAVE, Usha.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 4 and satellite clinic 1.