Langadu Upazila (Rangamati district) with an area of 388.5 sq km, is surrounded by baghaichhari and Dhiginala upazilas on the north,Barkal upazila on the south and east,Rangamati Sadar,Nanerchar,Mahalchari, andKhagrachari Sadar upazilas on the west.
Main river is Maini. Kaptai Lake occupies about one third area of the upazila.
Langadu (Town) consists of two mouzas. The area of the town is 85.47 sq km. The town has a population of 11871; male 54.68%, female 45.32%. Literacy rate among the town people is 38.2%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Langadu thana was established in 1909 and was turned into an upazila in 1982. It consists of 7 union parishads, 24 mouzas and 131 villages.
Historical events During the War of Liberation a direct encounter was held between the freedom fighters and the Pak army. In 1996 the Santibahini killed 35 woodcutters at Charuakhali Reserve Forest.
Population 54490; male 53.01%, female 46.99%; Muslim 75.85%, Hindu 1.8%, Buddhist 22.05% and others 0.3%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 27.5%; male 36.4% and female 17.1%.
Educational institutions: college 1, high school 5, junior school 6, community school 3, government primary school 39, non-government primary school 22, madrasa 9.
Cultural organisation Club 51, cinema hall 1, shilpakala academy 1, women's organisation 9.
Main occupations Agriculture 59.52%, agricultural labourer 10.38%, wage labourer 2.7%, commerce 8.12%, service 7.2%, fishing 5.23 and others 6.85%.
Land use Cultivable land 6743.42 hectares, fallow land 10638.2 hectares; single crop land 63%, double crop 26% and treble crop land 11%; land under irrigation 3.3%.
Land control Among the peasants 27% are landless, 36% small, 28% intermediate and 9% rich.
Value of Land Market price of cultivable land is Tk 3000 to 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, corn, potato, cotton, tobacco, pulse. Extinct crops Mustard seed, kaun.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana, pineapple, litchi, papaya, lemon.
Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 110, poultry 10 and dairy 6.
Communication facilities Roads: semi pucca 3 km, mud road 53 km; waterways 108 nautical mile.
Cottage industries Weaving 16, goldsmith 16, blacksmith 12, wood work 117, welding 3.
Hats and bazars Total number of hats and bazars are 12, most noted of which is Bara Mainimukh Bazar.
Main exports Timber, jackfruit, and pineapple. Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 6.