Kotwali Thana (Khulna district) with an area of 9.45 sq km, is surrounded by Khalishpur and Rupsha upazilas on the north,Batiaghata upazila on the south, Rupsa upazila on the east, Sonadanga thana and Batiaghata upazila on the west.
Main rivers are Bhairab and Rupsha. Motiakhali and Labanchara canals are notable.
Administration Kotwali thana was established in 1836 consisting of 10 wards and 61 mouzas.
Archaeological relics and monuments 'Kuthibari' of Mr Charlie near the railway station.
Marks of War of Liberation Memorial sculpture "Durjoy '71" at Shahid Hadis Park.
Population 191910; male 54.87%, female 45.13%, Muslim 86.63%, Hindu 11.01%, Christian 1.62%, Buddhist 0.02%, and others 0.72%.
Religious institutions Mosque 56, temple 13, church 2.
Most noted religious institutions are Town Jami Mosque, Tutpara Old Bara Jami Mosque, Baitul Aman Jami Mosque, Dolkhola Tablig Mosque, Bazar Kalibari Temple, Dharmasava Temple, Shitola Bari Temple.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 59.7%; male 65.3%, female 52.8%.
Educational institutions: college 5, secondary school 30, government primary school 94, non-government primary school 37, homeopathic medical college 1, madrasa 5, technical institution 3.
Noted educational institutions: Azam Khan Commerce College, Khulna Zila School (1885), Tutpara Model Government Primary School (1896), Sundarban Adarsha College (1969), Khulna Alia Madrasa, Victoria Infant Primary School, Coronation Government Secondary School.
Newspapers and periodicals Dailies: Purbanchal, Janabarta, Probaho, Tattho, Janmabhumi; Extinct: Khulna Barta (1925), Khulna Bashi (1930), Desher Dak (1965), Sabujpatra (1952), Swadhikar (1970), Kichirmichir (1972), Wave, Motherland.
Cultural organisations Club 30, theatre stage 1, theatre group 12, cinema hall 3, public library 1, cultural society 5, women's organisation 7.
Main occupations Wage labourer 5.86%, commerce 27.58%, transport 8.13%, construction 3.31%, service 35.37%, others 19.75%.
Value of land The market value of the first grade agricultural land is Tk 1236000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, sesame, mustard, onion, garlic. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Indigo, jute.
Main fruits Coconut, mango, banana, papaya, jackfruit, sofeda. Fisheries, dairies, and poultries Fishery 15, hatchery 1, poultry 21.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 44 km, semi pucca 25 km and mud road 10 km; railway 1 km., waterways 2 nautical mile, ferry ghat 2.
Traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage, bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Shipyard 1, match factory 2, ice factory 13, plastic industry 4, ball pen manufacturing factory 4, rice mill 30, flour mill 2, garment 1.
Cottage industries Shoe factory 49, semai factory 4, bakery 21, potteries 15, goldsmith 90, steel furniture 2, wood work 14.
Hats, bazars, and fairs Hats and bazars 6, super market 7, mela 3.
Main exports Frozen shrimp, ready made garments.
NGO activities Banophul, Naboloke, Rupantar, Unnayan, Islamic welfare organisation, Sandipon, Prisom, Care, Caritas, UCEP, ASA,Proshika, CSS,Brac,.
Health centres District sadar hospital 1, eye hospital 2, child hospital 1, diabetics society 1.