Kaharole Upazila (Dinajpur district) with an area of 205.54 sq km, is surrounded by Birganj upazila on the north, Dinajpur Sadar and Biral upazilas on south, Khansama and Dinajpur sadar upazilas on the east, Bochaganj upazila on the west.
Main rivers are Punarbhaba, Atrai and Dhepa; Kanchan and Hansh Beels are notable.
Kaharole (Town) consists of 4 mouzas with an area of 4.51%. It has a population of 5293; male 52.75%, female 47.25%. The density of population is 1174 per sq km. The literacy rate among the town people is 37.5%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Kaharole thana was established in 1904 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of 6 union parishads, 153 mouzas and 152 villages.
Archaeological relics and monuments Kantaji Temple (Mughal period), Nayabad Mosque.
Historical events During the War of Liberation a direct encounter was held between the freedom fighters and the Pakistan army at Madanpur in which a few members of the Pakistan army were killed and the rest had to retreat. In this encounter Muktijoddha Abdul was killed.
Marks of War of Liberation Memorial 1.
Population 118379; male 51.77% and female 48.23%; Muslim 52.93%, Hindu 44.90%, Christian 0.62% and others 1.55%.
Main occupations Agriculture 49.26%, agricultural labourer 33.31%, wage labourer 2.17%, commerce 6.24%, service 2.75%, others 6.27%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 26.9%; male 34.1%, female 15%.
Educational institutions: college 7, high school 8, junior school 8, government primary school 41, non-government primary school 61 and 60 madrasa. Cultural organisations Rural club 15, public library 1 and cinema hall 1.
Religious institutions Mosque 228, temple 28, church 8.
Land use Cultivable land 15879 hectares, fallow land 4850 hectares; single 26.78%, double 55.12% and treble crop 18.12%.
Cultivable land under irrigation 80%. Land control Among the peasants 44% are landless, 31% small, 18% medium and 7% rich.
Value of land Market value of land of first grade agricultural land is about Tk 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, corn, sugarcane, potato, vegetables, onion, pulses, oil seed. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Aush variety of paddy, linseed, kaun (barley corn).
Main fruits Mango, banana, jackfruit, litchi, lemon, pineapple, coconut, palm, betel nut. Poultries 9.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 43 km, semi pucca 5 km, mud road 205 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), bullock cart and horse carriage (nearly extinct) and boat.
Manufactories and cottage industries Rice husking mill 30; cottage industries include goldsmith 40, blacksmith 25, potteries 40 and wood work 21.
Hat, bazars and fair Total number of hats and bazars are 22, fair 1 (Kantaji Mela).
Main exports Paddy, jute, wheat, potato and banana.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Sunflower, SPP, CDA, Gram Bikash, SUPK, BRAC, ASA, Proshika, Caritas, CARE, UDP, Deep Shikha, Mitali, NAMCO, Lok Unnayan Kendra.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, union health and family planning centre 5, leprosy treatment centre 1, NGO conducted health centre 1 and a veterinary clinic 1.