Kazipur Upazila (Sirajganj district) with an area of 368.63 sq km, is surrounded by Dhunat , Sariakandi and Sarishabari upazilas and the Jamuna river on the north, Sairajganj Sadar upazila on the south, Sarishabari upazila and the Jamuna river on the east, Dhunat upazila on the west.
Many old inhabitation including Mallickpara, Dhulaura, Maijbari, Manik Patal, Kazipur, Meghai, Tarakandi, Tengalahata are gradually getting extinct by river erosions.
Jamuna-Bhramaputra Flood Protection Dam known as WAPDA Dam, built in the 1960 on the west side of the Jamuna could help much neither to resist river erosion nor flood control. Of course it helped much in irrigation. Main rivers are Jamuna and Ichamati.
Kazipur (Town) consists of 9 wards and 9 mahallas. The area of the town is 10.84 sq km. The town has a population of 14800; male 50.01% and female 49.99%. The density of population is 1365 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 27.2%.
Administration Kazipur thana, now an upazila, was established in 1920. The upazila consists of one municipality, 9 wards, 11 union parishads, 114 mouzas and 182 villages.
Historical events In December 1971 a battle was fought between the Pak army and the freedom fighters at village Baraitala of Gandhail Union in which several freedom fighters lost their lives.
Marks of War of Liberation Mass grave 1 (Baraitala), Monument 1.
Population 234804; male 50.39%, female 49.61%; Muslim 96.94%, 3.03% and others 0.03%.
Religious institutions Mosque 231, temple 45 and tomb 3.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 20.5%; male 26.3% and female 14.5%.
Educational institutions: college 16, high school 32, junior high school 15, madrasa 7.
Noted educational institutions: Meghai High School (1920), Gandhail High School (1920), Rani Dimoni High School (1957).
Cultural organisations Club 32, public library 1 and playground 12.
Main occupations Agriculture 54.22%, agricultural labourer 20%, wage labourer 2.11%, commerce 9.38%, service 4.24% and others 10.05%.
Land use Cultivable land 23384.06 hectares, fallow land 207.2 hectares; single crop 13.43%, double crop 54.56% and treble crop 32.01%.
Land control Among the peasants 6.63% are landless, 17.6% marginal, 20.5% small, 35.27% intermediate and 20% rich. Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is approximately Tk 10000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, mustard seed and chilli. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Khesari (pulse) and aus paddy.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, black berry, papaya, guava, litchi and banana.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Dairy 49, fishery 4, poultry 12 and hatchery (fish) 1.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 19 km and mud road 202 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin, dhuli and horse carriage. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Cottage industries Weaving 5870.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 13, most noted of which are Batoar Para, Sonamukhi, Panagari Hat; fairs 3, most noted of which is Sonamukhi Mela during the Durga Puja festival.
Main exports Paddy, jute chilli and mustard seed.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac,Proshika, , ARCHES and Darpan.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, health centre 9.