Kawkhali Upazila (Pirozpur district) with an area of 79.64 sq km is surrounded by Nesarabad upazila on the north,Bhandaria and Rajapur upazilas on the south, Jhalokhati and Rajapur upazilas on the east, Pirozpur Sadar upazila on the west.
Main Rivers are Swarupkati, Nalchity, Kaliganga and Katcha.
Kawkhali (Town) consists of 3 mouzas. The area of the town is 5.34 sq km. It has a population of 8399; male 53.26%, female 46.74%. The density of population is 1573 per sq km.
Literacy rate among the town people is 62.4%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Kawkhali thana, now an upazila, was established in 1912. It consists of 5 union parishads, 45 mouzas and 58 villages.
Historical events During the war of liberation the Pak army killed 30 innocent persons of Amrajuri and burnt many houses.
Population 70346; male 51%, female 49%; Muslim 81.35%; Hindu 18.59% and others 0.06%.
Religious institutions Mosque 105, temple 20.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 50.4%; male 55.46%, female 46%.
Educational institutions: college 2, government high school 2, non-government high school 14, madrasa 44, government primary school 53, non-government primary school 8, KG school 1.
Cultural organisations Club 25, public library 1, cinema hall 1, literary society 1, women's organisation 5.
Main occupations Agriculture 26.47%, fishing 3.14%, agricultural labourer 14.66%, wage labourer 6.18%, commerce 22.38%, service 11.89%, construction 1.55% and others 13.73%.
Land use Single crop 58.62%, double crop 39% and treble crop 2.38%. Land under irrigation 23.24%.
Land control Among the peasants 5.64% are landless, 47.78% small, 41.91% intermediate and 4.67% rich.
Value of land Market value of land of the first grade is approximately 7500 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, betel leaf, pumpkin and green banana.
Main fruits Mango, amra, betel nut, palm, chalta and coconut.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 117, dairy 55 and fishery 109.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 30 km, semi pucca 10 km and mud road 172 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), boat. Manufactories Rice mill 27, saw mill 11, coconut oil mill 2, ice factory 2.
Cottage industries Potteries 23, shital pati making 17, goldsmith 34, blacksmith 37, tailoring 31,wood work 49, welding 7.
Hats and bazars Hats and bazars are 12, most noted of which are Kawkhali, Amrajuri, Keundia Hat.
Main exports Coconut, palm, amra and betel leaf.
NGO activities Operationally important ngos are Brac, ASA, Grameen Bank, Care, Proshika
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 3, and Sheba clinic 1