Khilgaon Thana (Dhaka district) with an area of 14.02 sq km, is surrounded by Badda thana on the north, Motijheel, Sabujbagh and Demra thanas on the south, Rupganj upazila on the east, Ramna andTejgaon thanas on the west.
Khilgaon Thana Area consists of five mouzas. The thana area has a population of 38247; male 53.38% and female 46.62%. Literacy rate among the area people is 68.45%.
Administration Khilgaon thana was established in 1998 consisting of parts of Gulshan and Demra thanas. The Thana consists of three wards, 13 mouzas and 9 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Ancient Math at Taltala.
Population 59248 (1999); male 54.78%, female 45.22%; Muslim 97.67%, Hindu 1.87% and others 0.46%; population density per sq km is 9861.
Religious institutions Mosque 65, temple 1, church 1.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 57.5%; male 61.52% and female 53.74%.
Educational institutions: college 2, English medium school 1, high school 9, madrasa 14, primary school 18 and NGO operated school 8.
Cultural organisations Club 12, cinema hall 4 and playground 4. Bangladesh Television Centre is located in this thana.
Main occupations Agriculture 7.15%, agricultural labourer 3.85%, wage labourer 5.23%, commerce 32.78%, service 33.68%, house renting out 1.88% and others 15.43%.
Land use Total cultivable land 83.23 hectares; fallow land 26.1hectares; residential 66.4 hectares; single crop 89.72%, double crop 7.75% and treble crop land 3.52%.
Land control Among the peasants 40.47% are landless, 5.39% small, 44.78% intermediate and 9.36% rich.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is 12 lakh Tk per 0.01 hectare. Main crops Paddy, chilli and vegetables.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana, coconut, papaya and guava. Fisheries, dairies and poultries Dairy 11, fishery 2 and poultry 27.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 29 km, semi pucca 3 km. Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), bullock cart and horse carriage (nearly extinct), boat.
Manufactories Garments industry 18, ice cream factory 4, bakery 26, saw mill 4.
Cottage industries Handicrafts and weaving 8.
Markets, bazars and shopping centres Total number of markets 4 and kancha bazar 8, most noted of which are Khilgaon Taltala Market and Rampura Bazar.
Main exports Handicrafts and ready made garments.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are BRAC, ASA, Grameen Bank, Proshika, IRC, CAP, Marystop.
Health centres Private clinic 8, satellite clinic 1.