Narayanganj Sadar Upazila (Narayanganj district) with an area of 100.75 sq km, is surrounded by Demra thana on the north, Munshiganj Sadar and Tongibari upazilas on the south, Bandar (Narayanganj) upazila on the east, Keraniganj and Serajdekhan upazilas on the west.
Narayanganj (Town) a municipal town (estd. in 1876), consists of 8 wards and 76 mahallas. The area of the town is 18.7 sq km. It has a population of 230294; male 53.51%, female 46.49%. The density of population is 12315 per sq km. The literacy rate among the town people 60.2%. (see Narayanganj Port City)
Administration established in 1986 the upazila consists of one municipality, 10 union parishads, 54 mouzas and 133 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Isa Khan's fort at Hajiganj and tomb of Bibi Mariam.
History and heritage Pakistan army raided the village of Raktabali of Fatulla area on 29 November 1971 and indiscriminately killed many people. They also killed many people inside Jamuna Oil Depot located at Fatulla.
Population 604561; male 55.89%, female 44.11%; Muslim 91.98%, Hindu 7.93%, others 0.09%.
Religious institutions Mosque 662, temple 19, church 2, tomb 12, monastery 1.
Notable religious institutions are Fakirtola Jami Mosque, Amlapara Jami Mosque, Narayanganj Sadhupal Church, Dhakeshwari Mandir, Nagbari Mandir and Dargah of Hazrat Shah Fatehullah Bogdadi (R).
Literacy and education institutions Average literacy 48.6%; male 55.4%, female 41.8%.
Educational institutions: college 6, government high school 2, non-government high school 33, government primary school 104, non-government primary school 30, madrasa 14. The important institution is Narayanganj High School.
Newspapers Dailies: Sitalakhya, Khaborer Pata; weekly: Fair House. Extinct: weekly Sakal Barta, Ganadak.
Cultural organisations Public library 14, club 12, theatre group 5, cinema hall 14, play ground 30, literary society 3. Rifle club is noted.
Main occupations Agriculture 2.38%, agricultural labourer 3.09%, wage labourer 2.94%, industries 2.77%, transport 6.62%, commerce 25.17%, service 34.04%, construction 2.49%, others 20.5%.
Land use Cultivable land 4548.77 hectares, low land 222.58 hectares. Land control Among the peasants, 30% are small, 50% marginal, 20% rich.
Value of land Market value of land of first grade is Tk. 25000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, potato and patal. Extinct crops Sugarcane, sugar potato, til, kaun.
Main fruits Mango, banana and papaya. Dairy, poultry and fishery Dairy 320, fishery 969, poultry 170.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 140 km, semi pucca 31 km and mud road 988; waterways 14 nautical mile.
Traditional transport Sailing boat, palanquin (extinct) and horse carriage (nearly extinct).
Manufactures Hosiery 1500, garments 176, dying mill 135, flour mill 80, steel rolling mill 30, vegetable oil 10, aluminum factory 20, textile mill 29, jute mill 3, paper mill 2.
Adamjee Jute Mill is located in this upazila.
Cottage industries Goldsmith 958, welding 73, wood work 250, tailoring 500, bidi factory 1, chira mill 10
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 70, fair 10, most noted of which are Fatulla cattle market, Pagla and Raktabali Hat, Deovogh Lakshminarayan Akhra Mela and Fatulla Baishakhi Mela. Main export Jute and jute products, garments products.
NGO activities, ASA, BRAC, ProshikaManobik Unnayan Centre.
Health centres Government hospital 2, private clinic 12, union family planning centre 12, family planning kalyan centre 6, satellite clinic 1.