Location:Morrelganj Upazila (Bagerhat district) with an area of is surrounded by Bagerhar Sadar and Kachua upazilas on the north, Sarankhola and Mathbaria upazilas on the south, Pirojpur Sadar and Bhandaria upazilas on the east,Rampal and Mongla upazilas on the west.
Area: 460.91 sq km
Main rivers: Baleshwar, Ghasiakhali, Panguchi and Bhola.
Morrelganj Town : consists of 9 wards and 12 mahallas. The area of the town is 15.36 sq km. The town has a population of 22136; male 51.76%, female 48.24%. The density of population is 1441per sq km. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration: Morrelganj thana was established in 1909 and was turned into an upazila in 1985. It consists of 1 municipality, 16 union parishads, 121 mouzas and 184 villages.
Archaeological Heritage: Neelkuthi (1849) and Rajbari at Bonogram.
Historical events: During the British rule Henry Morrel established indigo factories and conducted torture in the area. In protest peasant rebellion spread under the leadership of Rahimullah of Baraikhali who was killed on 25 November 1861. Morrelganj is named after the Morrel family. During the War of Liberation 35 people were killed in an encounter between the freedom fighters and the Razakars on 15 August 1971.
Mark of War of Liberation: Memorial monument 1.
Religious institutions: Mosque 618, temple 65. Population 321153; male 50.48% and female 49.52%; Muslim 86.59%, Hindu 13.28% and other 0.13%.
Literacy: Average literacy 49.5%; male 53.9% and female 40%.
Educational Institutions: College 6, high school 76, madrasa 291, most noted of which is AC Laha Pilot High School (1924).
Newspapers and Periodicals: Morrelganj Barta (fortnightly), Mojlum (periodical) and weekly Royal Bengal (defunct)
Cultural Organisations: Press club 1, theatre group 2, public library 1, opera party 1 and rural organisation 7.
Main occupations: Agriculture 35.49%, fishing 3.65%, agricultural labourer 20.73%, wage labourer 6.85%, commerce 11.85%, transport 1.4%, service 5.6%, others 14.43%.
Land Property: Land use Cultivable land 31778.22 hectares; single crop 73.14%, double crop 15.30% and treble crop 11.56%.
Value of land Market value of first grade land is Tk 2000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops: Paddy, potato, brinjal, sugarcane. Extinct and nearly extinct crop Sweet potato.
Main fruits: Mango, blackberry, jackfruit, guava, banana, palm and coconut.
Fisheries, dairies and poultries: Fishery 960, poultry 13, dairy 8, hatchery 1.
Communication facilities: Roads pucca 59 km, semi pucca 82 km and mud road 765 km.Traditional transport Palanquin (nearly extinct).
Mill & Factory: Manufactories Ice factory 4, rice mill 59, saw mill 46 and welding 30. Cottage industries Bamboo and cane work 144 and embroidery work 10.
Hats, Bazars and fairs: Noted hats are Morrelganj, Daibogohati and Polerhat; noted fairs are Kalachand Aulia Mela, Laxmikhali Mela and Sanki Bhanga Baishakhi Mela.
Main exports: Fish, betel nut, coconut and banana.
NGO activities: BRAC, ASA, Proshika, Grameen Bank, Bima Prokalpo, Ranar Uddipan, Mashuk, Gono Shastho Kendra, Dak Deya Jai, CDC.
Health Centres: Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 1, health and family planning centre 16, veterinary hospital 1 and private clinic 1.