Manpura Upazila (Bhola district) with an area of 373.19 sq km is surrounded by Tazumuddin upazila on the north, Bay of Bengal on the south, Hatiya on the east, Lalmohan and Charfasson upazilas on the west. It is an island on the estuary of the Meghna.
Manpura (Town) consists of one mouza with an area of 3.95 sq km. It has a population of 2294; male 54.14%, female 45.86%; density of population is 581 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 28.1%. The town has three dakbungalows and 19 Cyclone centres.
Administration Manpura thana was turn into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 3 union parishads, 18 mouzas and 33 villages. Historical events Many people of the Upazila were perished in the severe cyclone and tidal bore on 12 November 1970.
Population 513612; male 51.63%, female 48.37%; Muslim 88.69%, Hindu 10.97%, Others 0.34%,
Religious institutions Mosque 103, temple 15.Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 21.15%; male 26.3%, female 19%.
Educational institutions: college 1, secondary school 6, junior high school 2, Madrasa 5, government primary school 14, non-government primary school 23, vocational institution 1.
Cultural organisations Club 35, cinema hall 1, playground 9.
Main occupations Agriculture 46.84%, agricultural labourer 25.01%, wage labourer 4.21%, commerce 4.21%, fishing 3.33%, others 14.13%.
Land use Total cultivator land 34965.60 hectares, fallow land 349.86 hectares; single crop 73%, double crop 25% and treble crop land 2%.
Land control Among the peasants 31% are landless, 23% marginal, 39% intermediate, 7% rich; per capita land 0.34 hectare.
Value of land The market Value of the first grade agricultural land is about Tk 2500 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, pulses, chilli, sweet potato, ground nut.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, papaya, banana.Fisheries, poultries and dairies Fishery 1, poultry 1, dairy 1.
Communication Roads: pucca 1 km, semi pucca 6 km and mud road 116 km. Main inter upazila communication is through waterways.
Traditional transports Palanquin (extinct), bullock cart (nearly extinct), boat. Cottage industries Bamboo work, goldsmith, blacksmith, potteries, wood work and sewing.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 16, most noted of which are Master Hat, Bangla Bazar, Hazir Hat, Ram-Newaz Hat; fairs 2 of which Krishna Prasad Mela is notable.
Main exports Paddy, chilli, pulses, ground nut, hilsa fish.
NGO activities Brac, Caritas, Self Reliant Bangladesh, Action Aid, Home Land, RASA.
Health centres Upazila health centre 1, satellite clinic 1.