Lakhai Upazila (Habiganj district) with an area of 196.56 sq km is surrounded by Austagram and Baniachang upazilas on the north, Nasirnagar upazila on the south, Habiganj Sadar ,Madhabpur and Nasirnagar upazilas on the east, Austagram upazila on the west.
The upazila has 5 haors, 32 beels; main rivers are tentulia and Meghna.
Lakhai (Town) consists of two mouzas. The area of the town is 7.81 sq km. The town has a population of 6775; male 48.53%, female 51.47%. Literacy rate among the town people is 49.5%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Lakhai thana, now an upazila, was established in 1922. It consists of 6 unions, 70 mouzas and 63 villages.
Population 110219; male 49.20%, female 50.80%; Muslim 83.50%, Hindu 16.41% and others 0.09%.
Religious institutions Mosque 110, temple 6.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 21.6%; male 27.8% and female 15.6%.
Educational institutions: college 1, government high school 2, non-government high school 6, junior school 2, government primary school 51, non-government primary school 14, madrasa 4.
Noted educational institutions: Lakhai ACRC High School (1945), Barishal Karar High School (1947) and Bamoi High School (1961). Cultural organisations Club 9, public library 19, playground 4.
Main occupations Agriculture 49.81%, agricultural labourer 18.24%, wage labourer 5.06%, commerce 8.3%, service 2.73%, fishing 2.84%, hawker 1.83 and others 11.64%.
Land use Total cultivable land 2678.03 hectares; fallow land 13.27 hectares; single crop 42.8%, double crop 50.6% and treble crop 6.6%.
Land control Among the peasants 28.5% are landless, 32.5% marginal, 24.3% small, 10.7% intermediate and 4% rich.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, potato, jute, mustard and ground nut. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Tobacco and sesame.
Main fruits Mango, papaya, coconut and black berry.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 83, dairy 4374 and fishery 16.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 20 km, mud road 124 km; waterways 12 nautical mile.
Traditional transport Boat, bullock cart (nearly extinct).
Cottage industries Weaving 60, goldsmith 44, blacksmith 61, potteries 230, wood work 80 and welding 3.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 16, fair 4, most noted of which are Lakhai Bazar, Bulla Bazar, Bamoi Cattle Market, Kali Bari Mela and Bulla Mela.
Main exports Paddy, jute and fish.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOS are BRAC, ASA,
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 6, satellite clinic 2 and veterinary hospital 1.