Keshabpur Upazila (Jessore district) with an area of 258.53 sq km, is surrounded by Manipampur upazila on the north,Tala and Dumuria upazilas on the south, Dumuria upazila on the east, Kalaroa upazila on the west. Main rivers are Harthar and Chengral; Beels 20.
Keshabpur (Town) consists of 7 mouzas. The area of the town is 18.46 sq km. The town has a population of 20697; male 50.88%, female 49.12%. Density of population is 1121 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 32.9%.
Administration Keshabpur thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 9 union parishads, 142 mouzas and 143 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Remnants of the Bharatbazar Rajbari, residence of Nawab Mir Jumla (17th century), residence of poet Madhusudan Dutt at Sagardari, remnants of an ancient fort at village Bidhyanandikathi. Marks of the War of Liberation Memorial 1.
Population 200229; male 51.16%, female 48.84%; Muslim 80.14%, Hindu 19.5% and others 0.36%.
Religious institutions Mosque 320, temple 81, most noted of which is Nawab Bari Mosque at Sheikhpara.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 31.7%; male 33.5% and female 29.8%.
Educational institutions: college 5, high school 32, madrasa 97, government primary school 70, non-government primary school 85. Noted educational institutions: Keshabpur Degree College (1967), Panjia High School.
Cultural organisations Press club 1, theatre group 3, cinema hall 2, public library 1, literary society 1, women's organisation 3, playground 10.
Main occupations Agriculture 47.84%, agricultural labourer 26.52%, wage labourer 2.27%, commerce 9.43%, service 3.45%, industry 1.54%, transport 2.62% and others 6.33%.
Land use Total cultivable land 20404.28 hectares; fallow land 297.86 hectares; single crop 28%, double crop 61% and treble crop 21%.
Cultivable land under irrigation 63%. Land control Among the peasants 12% are landless, 64% small, 22% intermediate and 2% rich; cultivable land per head 0.12 hectare.
Value of Land Market value of land of the first grade is approximately Tk 6000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, jute, potato, betel leaf, sugarcane, oil seed, chilli, turmeric, vegetables.
Extinct or nearly extinct crops Local varieties of paddy, arahar, khesari. Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, black berry, betel nut and coconut.
Fisheries, poultries Poultry 382, hatchery 1 and fishery 647.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 41 km, semi pucca 5 km and mud road 374 km; waterways: 9 nautical mile.
Traditional transport Palanquin and bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Cottage industries Weaving 328, goldsmith 50, blacksmith 72, potteries 203, wood work 83, tailoring 125 and welding 12.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 23, fair 5, most noted of which are Panjia, Katakhali, Mangalkot, Chigra Bazar, Saraskathi, Trimhani Kobadak Snan Mela, Sagardari Madhu Mela.
Main exports Paddy, jute, jackfruit, wheat and date molasses.
NGO activities Operationally important ngos are Brac, ASA, Grameen Bank, Caritas, Samadhan, Samaj Kalyan Sangstha, Dhaka Ahsania Mission.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, health and family planning centre 9, satellite clinic 2.