Katiadi Upazila ( kishoreganj district) with an area of 219.22 sq km, is surrounded by Kishoreganj Sadar and Karimganj upazilas on the north, Belabo andMono0hardi upazilas on the south, Nikli and Bajitpur upazilas on the east, Pakunmdia upazila on the west.
Purushbadhia, Doba and Reksa Beels are notable.
Katiadi (Town) consists of three mouzas. It has a population of 12208; male 52.75%, female 47.25%; population density is 4472 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 45.25%.
Administration Katiadi thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 10 union parishads, 95 mouzas and 151 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Tomb of Hazrat Shamsuddin (R), a companion of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) at Village Kurikhai; Gopinath Jeo Temple, Lakshminarayan Jeo Temple.
Population 264501; male 50.24%, female 49.76%; Muslim 94.26%, Hindu 4.60%, Buddhist 0.25%, Christian 0.32% and others 0.57%; ethnic nationals 27 families.
Religious institutions Mosque 359, tomb 2, temple 5.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 20.3%; male 24.9% and female 15.6%.
Educational institutions: college 3, high school 19, technical educational institution 1, madrasa 36, government primary school 81, non-government primary school 32; noted institution: Nabagram Ananda Kishore High School (1922).
Locally published periodical Monthly Unmes.
Cultural organisations Club 11, cinema hall 12, drama stage 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 46.91%, agricultural labourer 22.17%, wage labourer 3.64%, commerce 11.05%, service 3.55%, transport 1.22%, fishing 1.03%, others 10.43%.
Land use Cultivable land 16248.48 hectares, fallow land 430.59 hectares; single crop 11.68%, double crop 55.35% and treble crop land 32.97%; land under irrigation 23.2%.
Land control Among the peasants 49.45% are small, 30.47% intermediate and 10.08% rich.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is Tk 10000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, mustard seed, peanut, garlic, tomato, onion, chilli, potato, sugarcane, vegetables. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Sesame, linseed, cotton, kaun, barley, mouri and kalojira.
Main fruits Mango, banana, jackfruit, litchi and papaya Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 169, dairy 40, fishery 6.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 47 km, semi pucca 8 km, mud road 173 km; Railway 12.14 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), bullock cart and horse carriage (nearly extinct), boat.
Manufactories Saw mill 20, rice mill 5, oil grinder 43.
Cottage industries Weaving 281, bamboo work 348, blacksmith 62, potteries 57, wood work 276, jute and cotton work 54, brass work 4 and others 1507.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 20, most noted are Kotiadi Bazar, Dhuldia Bazar and Kargaon Bazar; fairs 8, noted Rath Mela at Gopinath Geor Temple, Main exports Jute.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, Grameen Bank, Proshika, , Pratasha, Masjid Mission, , Ahsania Mission, Palli Bikash, and Global Village.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, rural health centre 2, family planning centre 8.