Kutubdia Upazila (Cox`s bazar district) with an area of 215.8 sq km, is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal on the north, west and south, Kutubdia channel, Banskhali,Chakaria and Maheshkhali upazilas on the east.
Kutubdia (Town) consists of one mouza. The area of the town is 9.82 sq km. It has a population of 20249; male 53.04%, female 46.96%. The density of population is 2062 per sq km. The literacy rate among the town people is 29.8%.
Administration Kutubdia thana was established in 1917 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 6 union parishads, 9 mouzas and 29 villages.Archaeological heritage Kalarma Mosque, Tomb of Qutb Awliya.
Marks of War of Liberation Memorial monument 1 (ghatkul).
Population 95055; male 51.66%, female 48.34%; Muslim 91.27%, Hindu 8.65%, others 0.08%.
Religious institutions Ek Hatia Fakirer Masjid, Kalarma Masjid, Maharaja Kazir Masjid, Tomb of Qutb Awliya.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 23.85%; male 31.5%, female 16.2%.
Educational institutions: college 1, government high school 1, non-government high school 7, madrasa 15, government primary school 32, non-government primary school 39. Old institutions: Kutubdia High School (1938), Durung High School (1948).
Newspapers and periodicals Weekly Kutubdia. Cultural organisations Public library 1, press club 1, sporting club 1, co-operative society 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 32.13%, fishing 4.67%, agricultural labourer 23.99%, wage labourer 5.76%, commerce 11.88%, service 3.94%, industries 2.2%, others 15.43%.
Land use Cultivable land 8903.28 hectares, land for cultivation of salt 1416 hectares, fallow land 242.82 hectares.
Land control The market value of the first grade arable land is Tk 9500 per 0.01 hectare.Main crops Paddy, potato, watermelon, ginger, tomato, bean, betel nut.
Extinct and nearly extinct crop Kaun.Main fruits Mango, banana, papaya, plum, coconut.Farming Shrimp cultivation in 115 hectares.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 147 km, mud road 44 km.
Traditional transport Horse carriage, bullock cart, PALANQUIN. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Rice mill 2, salt mill 1, ice mill 1, saw mill 4.Cottage industries Welding 15, bamboo work 300, goldsmith 18, blacksmith 20, tailoring 200.
Mineral resources Natural gas, sulphur. Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars 12. Notable bazars are Bara Ghop Bazar, Dhurung Bazar. Main exports Fish, salt.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Gana Swasthya, BRAC, Kendra, Prism Bangladesh, IFAD Unnayan Sahajogi Team.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 4, family planning centre 6.