Madarganj Upazila (Jamalpur district) with an area of 225.38 sq km, is surrounded by Islampur and Melandaha upazilas on the north, Sarisabari and Sariakandi upazilas on the south, Melandaha andJamalpur Sadar upazilas on the east, Sariakandi on the west.
Main rivers are Jamuna Jhenai; depression 172 hectares; noted beels are Kharka and Chiradhuna Beel.
Madarganj (Town) consists of 9 wards and 22 mahallas. The area of the town is 6.38 sq km. The town has a population of 28733; male 49.67%, female 50.33%. Density of population is 4504 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 23.7%.
Administration Madarganj thana, now an upazila, was established in 1906. The upazila consists of one municipality, 7 union parishads, 108 mouzas and 123 villages.
Marks of War of Liberation Mass grave: Koalikandhi, Tegharia Bazar, Jonail, Chargolabari, Charbhatia, Kolur Patta, Charboula.
Population 201995; male 51.52%, female 48.48%; Muslim 98%, Hindu 1.91%, Buddhist 0.01%, Christian 0.01%, and others 0.07%.
Religious institutions Mosque 240, temple 7. Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 17.3%; male 21.9% and female 12.5%.
Educational institutions: college 1, secondary school 38, madrasa 33, government primary school 66, non-government primary school 94.
Cultural organisations Rural club 32, cinema hall 1, women's organisation 1, playground 26.
Main occupations Agriculture 46.64%, fishing 1.38%, agricultural labourer 25.72%, wage labourer 2.15%, commerce 10.64%, service 2.81% and others 10.66%
Land use Total cultivable land 17050.18 hectares, fallow land 2762.04 hectares; single crop 11.87%, double crop 63.60% and treble crop land 24.53%.
Land control Among the peasants 22.25% are landless, 21.56% marginal, 40.83% small, 13.38% intermediate and 1.98% rich.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is Tk 7500 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, corn, sugarcane, mustard seed, sweet potato, onion, garlic, brinjal, betel leaf, ginger, chilli, varieties of pulse and vegetables. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Linseed, sesame, peanut and kaun.
Main fruits Mango, banana, watermelon and futi.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Artificial cattle breeding centre 1, poultry 10, hatchery 3.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 27 km, semi pucca 37 km and mud road 275 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage, dhuli, soari and bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Cottage industries Weaving 1608, blacksmith 89, potteries 62, goldsmith 231, painters 8.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 8, most noted are Shyamganj, Kalibari Hat and Jonail Hat.
Main exports Jute, paddy, garlic, sweet potato, ginger, mustard seed and pulses.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are BRAC, ASA, Gramen Bank, CARE, CDO.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 5, and family planning centre 5.