Nagarkanda Upazila (Faridpur district) with an area of 379.02 sq km, is surrounded by Faridpur Sadar and Char Bhadrasan upazilas on the north,Muksudpur and Boalmari upazilas on the south, Bhanga and Sadarpur upazilas on the east, Char Bhadrasan upazila on the northeast and Boalmari upazila on the west.
Main rivers are Old Kumar, Bhubaneshwar and Shitalakshya.
Nagarkanda (Town) consists of 9 wards and 12 mahallas. The area of the town is 8.15 sq km. It has a population of 9684; male 51.95%, female 48.05%. The density of population is 1188 per sq km. The literacy rate among the town people is 35.9%.
Administration Nagarkanda thana, now an upazila, was established in 1906. The upazila consists of 17 union parishads, 239 mouzas and 335 villages.
Marks of War of Liberation Mass grave and mass killing site at Kodalia. Population 267193; male 50.18%, female 49.82%; Muslim 89.75%; Hindu 10.25% and others 0.04%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 22.6%, male 29.4% and female 17.5%.
Educational institutions: college 2, high school 17, government primary school 93, non-government primary school 29.
Cultural organisation Club 250, public library 1, cinema hall 1, drama stage 1 and theatre group 1.
Newspapers and periodicals Nagarkandha Barta, Sahitya Patrika, Mukti, Jagaran, Samay, Manabjiban and Manchitra.
Religious institutions Mosque 577, temple 75 and tomb 2.
Main occupations Agriculture 53%, fishing 1.61%, agricultural labourer 24.4%, wage labourer 1.74%, commerce 6.56%, hawker 1.06%, service 3.5%, others 8.13%.
Land use Cultivable land 92%; single crop 30%, double crop 60% and treble crop 10%; land under irrigation 80%.
Land control Among the peasants 35% are landless, 30% small, 25% intermediate and 10% rich ; cultivable land per family 0.50 hectare.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is Tk 6000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, mustard seed, onion, garlic and kalai.
Extinct or nearly extinct crops Barley, linseed, sesame, kaun and arahar.
Main fruits Mango, bury, jackfruit, guava papaya and banana.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 380, dairy 3, poultry 15 and hatchery 1.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 37 km, semi pucca 25 km and mud road 370 km; waterways 14 nautical mile.
Traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage, bullock cart and Panshi Goina (luxurious boat). These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Rice mill 250, sugarcane grinder 2. Cottage industries Bamboo work 105, goldsmith 22, wood work 105, sewing 250 and welding 8. Hats and bazars The total number of hats and bazars are 48.
Main exports Jute, wheat, onion, mustard seed, banana and date molasses.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are BRAC, ASA, Proshika and Palli Pragati Kendra.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 15 and health and welfare centre 9.