Location: Mollahat Upazila (Bagerhat district) is surrounded by Kalia upazila on the north, Fakirhat and Chiltalmari upazilas on the south, Chitalmari, Tungipara and Gopalganj Sadar upazilas on the east, Terokhada and Rupsha upazilas on the west.
Area:187.44 sq km
Rivers & Beel: Main rivers are Madhumati, Atharbanki, Chitra; noted depressions: Kenduar Beel and Kodaliar Beel.
Mollahat Town: It consists of 8 mouzas with an area of 8.79 sq km. It has a population of 10708; male 51.83%, female 48.17%. The density of population is 1218 per sq km. The literacy rate among the town people is 36%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration: Mollahat thana was established in 1967 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 7 union parishads, 58 mouzas and 102 villages. Archaeological heritage Single domed mosque at Kulia union.
Historical Events: During the War of Liberation (1971) a battle between the freedom fighters and the Pakistani troops was fought at Chakulia in which about 200 Pakistani soldiers including a captain were killed.
Marks of the War of Liberation: Memorial monument at Chakulia.
Religious institutions: Mosque 267, temple 72 and church 2, most noted of which are Single Dome Mosque and Matiargati temple.
Population: 116729; male 51.52%, female 49.48%; Muslim 75.01%, Hindu 24.87% and others 0.12%.
Literacy: Average literacy 31.6%; male 36.8% and female 26.2%.
Educational Institutions: College 3, high school 13, government primary school 58, non-government primary school 19 and madrasa 8, noted of which are Angra Government Primary School (1918) and Madartali Model Government Primary School (1928).
Cultural Organisations: Rural club 8, playground 20.
Main occupations: Agriculture 53.61%, fishing 1.71%, agricultural labourer 22.15%, wage labourer 2.02%, industries 1.6%, commerce 5.93%, transport 1.21%, service 6.2%, others 5.57%.
Land Property: Land use Cultivable land 14602.53 hectares, fallow land 2287.05 hectares; single crop 35%, double crop 47% and treble crop land 18%.
Land control Among the peasants, 10% are landless, 19% small, 15% marginal, 22% intermediary and 8% rich.
Value of land Market value of first grade of land is Tk 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops: Paddy, jute, sugarcane, wheat, til, pulse, kumra and sweet potato. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Tobacco, masnia.
Main fruits: Mango, jackfruit, banana, coconut and papaya.
Fisheries, dairies and poultries: Fishery (shrimp cultivation) 10000, poultry 159.
Communication facilities: Roads pucca 34.41 km, semi pucca 12 km and mud road 269 km.
Traditional transport: Palanquin and horse carriage, bullock curt. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Mill & Factory: Manufactories Ice factory 2
Cottage industries: Bamboo work 235, goldsmith 50, blacksmith 35, potteries 15, wood work 150, tailoring 225 and bidi 2.
Hats, bazars and fairs: Hats and bazars are 23, fairs 4, most noted of which are Mollahat, Udaypur and Nagarkandi.
Main exports: Betel leaf, sugarcane, date molasses, coconut, betel nut, banana, papaya and shrimp.
NGO's Activities: BRAC, ASA, CARE, Gonoshahajjo Sangstha, Proderpon, Ganasahijya Sangstha and Srijanee.
Health Centres: Upazila health complex 1 and union health family planning centre 6.