Kafrul Thana (Dhaka district) with an area of 17.8 sq km, is surrounded by Pallabi and cantonment thanas on the north, Tejgaon thana on the south, Gulshan thana on the east and Mirpur and Mohammadpur thanas on the west.
Kafrul Thana (Town) consists of three mouzas. It has an area of 8.17 sq km. The town has a population of 78225; male 52.04% and female 47.96%; population density per sq km is 9565. Literacy rate among the town area is 55.2%.
The Old Airport, the headquarters of Bangladesh Army and the office of the Prime Minister are located here.
Administration Kafrul thana was established in 1998 consisting of parts of Mirpur and Cantonment thanas. It consists of one ward, 16 mouzas and four villages.
Marks of the war of liberation Jahangir Gate at the entrance of the cantonment (built in memory of martyr Muktijoddha Captain Jahangir), Bashar Base (Air Force, named after martyr Muktijoddha Capt. Bashar).
Population 164396 (1999); male 53.78%, female 46.22%; Muslim 97.78%, Hindu 2.21% and others 0.81%; population density per sq km is 9236.
Religious institutions Mosque 65, temple 2 and church 1. Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 43.53%; male 58.72% and female 45.37%.
Educational institutions: college 2, medical college 1, English medium school 1, high school 7, madrasa 19, primary school 28 and NGO operated school 12. Cultural organisations Club 14, cinema hall 3 and playground 2. ROAWA Club, Shaheen Club and Old DOHS Club are noted.
Main occupations Agriculture labourer 2.1%, wage labourer 3.87%, commerce 34.65%, service 29.78%, construction 2.09%, transport 5.2%, house renting out 3.78% and others 18.53%.
Land use Total cultivable land 13 hectares; fallow land 7 hectares; residential 146 hectares; single crop 92.9% and double crop land 7.1%.
Land control Among the peasants 40.46% are landless, 1.38% small, 53.56% intermediate and 4.6% rich.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is 12 lakh Taka per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, chilli and vegetables.
Main fruits Jackfruit, banana, coconut, papaya. Fisheries, dairies and poultries Dairy 18, fishery 2 and poultry 77.
Traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart and horse carriage. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Garments industry 38, ice cream factory 3, bakery 4 and stationery goods factory 8.
Cottage industries Handicrafts and weaving 17.
Markets, bazars, shopping centres and fairs Total number of markets 3 and kancha bazar 7, most noted of which is CSD Market; fair 1 (Mina Bazar (ROWA club) held in 31 December in every year.
Main exports Handicrafts and readymade garments.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are BRAC, ASA, Grameen Bank, Proshika, IRC, CAP.
Health centres Government hospital 1, private clinic 17, and satellite clinic 2.