Lakshmichhari Upazila (Khagrachari district) with an area of 215.80 sq km, is surrounded by Mahalchari and Ramgarh upazilas on the north, Kawkhali (Rangamai) and fatikchari upazilas on the south, Nanerchari and Mahalchhari upazilas on the east, Manikchari and Fatikchhari upazilas on the west.
There are many small hilly chharas and waterfalls.
Lakshmichhari (Town) consists of one mouza. It has an area of 7.77 sq km. The town has a population of 1086; male 59.12% and female 40.88%; population density per sq km 140. Literacy rate among the town people is 36.2%. The town has two dakbungalows.
Administration Lakshmichhari thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of three union parishads, 16 mouzas and 122 villages.
Religious institutions Mosque 7, keyang 25 and temple 3.
Population 16676; male 52.88%, female 47.12%; Muslim 13.84%, Hindu 0.58%; Buddhist 85.56% and Christian 0.02.1%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 14.3%; male 22.2%, female 5.3%.
Educational institutions: high school 1, junior school 3, madrasa 4, government primary school 15, non-government primary school 8.
Cultural organisations Rural club 14, playground 3.
Main occupations Agriculture 49.33%, fishing 1.03%, forestry 15.22%, agricultural labourer 20.71%, wage labourer 3.49%, commerce 2.79%, service 3.24% and others 4.19%.
Land use Total cultivable land 2000.4 hectares, fallow land 330.23 hectares; single crop 60.92%, double crop 28.97% and treble crop land 10.11%; cultivable land under irrigation 11.34%.
Land control Among the peasants 16.37% are landless, 56.74% small, 23.86% intermediate and 3.03% rich; cultivable land per head 0.09 hectare. Most of the tribal farmers are jhum cultivators.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is approximately Tk. 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, kakrol turmeric, ginger, kachu (arum) and arhar (one kind of pulse). Extinct or nearly extinct crops Kaun.
Main fruits Banana, papaya, pineapple and jackfruit.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 8 km, semi pucca 15.5 km and mud road 52 km.
Manufactories Saw mill 1 and rice mill 4.
Cottage industries Weaving, goldsmith, blacksmith, wood work and handloom training centre 1.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 3. Main exports Banana, jackfruit, papaya, wood and bamboo.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1 and union health centre 1.