Mehendiganj Upazila ( Barisal district) with an area of 435.79 sq km, is surrounded by Hizla & Muladi upazilas on the north, Barisal Sadar & Bhola Dsadra Barisal Sadar and Bhola Sadar upazilas on the south, Bhola Sadar, Laksmipur and Raipur upazilas and east, Muladi and Barisal Sadar upazilas on the west.
Mehendiganj (Town) consists of 9 wards and 10 mahallas. The area of the town is 15.62 sq. km. It has a population of 28999; male 50.12% and female 49.88%. Literacy rate among the town people is 43.8%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Mehendiganj thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of one municipality, 13 union parishads, 135 mouzas and 161 villages.
Marks of War of Liberation Memorial 1 (Patarhat RC College).
Population 292436; male 51%, female 49%; Muslim 97.64%, Hindu 2.06% and Christian 0.3%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 30.7%; male 33.8% and female 27.5%.
Educational institutions: college 5, high school 26, junior school 4, government primary school 28, non-government primary school 42, madrasa 113.
Noted educational institutions: Patarhat Muslim High School (1924), Bhasanchar SM High School (1943).
Religious institutions Mosque 330, temple 28, noted of which are Sadar Jami Mosque, Abdullahpur Jami Mosque.
Cultural organisations Club 42, public library 1, cinema hall 1, theatre group 1, women's organisation 5, playground 35.
Main occupations Agriculture 38.26%, agricultural labourer 20.33%, wage labourer 4.33%, commerce 9.83%, service 5.4%, fishing 11.36% and others 10.49%.
Land use Cultivable land 2792.39 hectares; fallow land 526.1 hectares; single crop 30%, double crop 50% and treble crop land 20%. Cultivable land under irrigation 80%.
Land control Among the peasants, 30% are landless, 32% small, 26% intermediate and 12% rich; cultivable land per head 0.05 hectare.
Value of land Market value of land of the first grade is approximately Tk 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, sweet potato, onion, garlic, betel leaf.
Extinct or nearly extinct crops Linseed, sesame, mustard and kaun.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana, black berry, coconut, litchi, palm, betel nut, ata.
Fisheries and poultries Poultry 174, fishery 51, hatchery 10.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 60 km, semi pucca 5 km and mud road 550 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart and horse carriage. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Flour mill 1, ice factory 5, biscuit factory 20, salt factory 1.
Cottage industries Bamboo work 20, goldsmith 100, blacksmith 50, potteries 86, wood work 200, tailoring 300, bidi factory 1.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 28, fair 1, most noted of which are Patarhat, Banglabazar Kazir Hat, Dafadar Hat.
Main exports Betel leaf, onion, sweet potato, betel nut.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, ASA, Proshika, Care,Grameen Bank ,SDO, CCDB.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 13, satellite clinic 4.