Lalpur Upazila (Natore district) with an area of 327.92 sq km, is surrounded by Baghatipara and Baraigram upazilas on the north, Ishwardi, Bheramara and Dalautpur (Kushtia) upazilas on the south, Daulatpur, Bheramara upazilas on the east, Bagha upazila on the west.
Main rivers are Ganges , Baral and Khalsadingi.
Lalpur (Town) consists of 7 mouzas. It has an area of 8.68 sq km. The town has a population of 15813; male 53.27%, female 46.73%. Literacy rate among the town people is 39.9%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Lalpur thana was established in 1869 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 10 union parishads, 214 mouzas and 228 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Budhpara Kali Mandir, Mughal Mosque at village Baora. Historical events In 1921 the local raiyats revolted against the zamindar of Midnapur; it was led by Someshwar Chowdhury, Provash Chandra Lahiri and Naimuddin Sarkar. During the War of Liberation, on 5 May 1971, the Pak army brutally killed about 50 employees of North Bengal Sugar Mills.
Marks of the War of Liberation Mass grave 1, memorial 1 (North Bengal Sugar Mill compound).
Population 216973; male 50.71%, female 49.29%; Muslim 94.87%, Hindu 8.73% and others 0.3%; ethnic national: Santal.
Religious institutions Mosque 256, temple 38, church 2, most noted of which are Bhellabaria Mosque.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 24.2%; male 28.7% and female 19.4%.
Educational institutions: government college 1, non-government college 12, high school 35, junior school 6, madrasa 41, government primary school 62, non-government primary school 29, technical institution 1.
Cultural organisations Club 23, public library 1, cinema hall 3, playground 28.
Main occupations Agriculture 32.93%, agricultural labourer 32.18%, wage labourer 5.46%, commerce 11.81%, service 6.55%, transport 1.76%, industry 1.2% and others 8.11%.
Land use Total cultivable land 22376 hectares; fallow land 10611 hectares; single crop 38%, double crop 40% and treble crop 22%.
Land control Among the peasants 32.97% are landless, 14.93% marginal, 25.89% small, 18.05% intermediate and 8.16% rich. Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is approximately Tk 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, jute, onion, garlic, pulse, oil seed and sugarcane. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Indigo, barley, mulberry, kaun and arahar.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, litchi, banana and black berry.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 74.7 km, mud road 330; railways: 24 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Sugar mill 1, steel work 2.
Cottage industries Weaving 26, goldsmith 28, blacksmith 82, wood work 510, welding 11.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 23, fair 1, most noted of which are Lalpur, Gopalpur, Walia, Beelmaria, Durduria, Abdulpur. Main export Sugar.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, CARE, Grameen Bank, Nijera Kari, BRDB, TMC.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, union health centre 10, maternity 2, public veterinary 5.