Naria Upazila (Shariatpur district) with an area of 240.02 sq km, is surrounded by Zanjira, Lohajang and Tongibari upazilas on the north,Shariatpur Sadar and Bhedarganj upazilas on the south, Bhedarganj and Munshiganj Sadar upazilas on the east, Zanjira upazila on the west.
Main river is the Padma.
Naria (Town) consists of 9 wards and 33 mahallas. The area of the town is 3.18 sq km. The town has a population of 20467; male 48.05%, female 51.95%. The density of population is 6436 per sq km. The literacy rate among the town people is 52%. The town has one rest house.
Administration Naria thana was established in 1930 and was turn into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 1 municipality, 15 union parishads, 146 mouzas, 212 villages.
Population 214944; male 50%, female 50%; Muslim 94.26%, Hindu 5.64% and others 0.1%.
Religious institutions Mosque 255, temple 34, darbar sharif 8. Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 30.07%; male 36% and female 25.5%.
Educational institutions: government college 1, non-government college 4, high school 20, madrasa 22, government primary school 88, non-government, primary school 23, kindergarten 1, community school 12, satellite school 18, most noted of which is Naria Biharilal High School (1919).
Cultural organisations Public library 1, rural club 14, theatre stage 1, cinema hall 2 and women's association 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 33.81%, fishing 1.48%, agricultural labourer 22.52%, wage labourer 4.07%, commerce 14.33%, hawker 138%, transport 1.53%, service 6.94%, others 13.94%.
Land use Cultivable land 15693.65 hectares, fallow land 1598.54 hectares; single crop 46.58%, double crop 37.72% and treble crop land 15.70%; land under irrigation 75%.
Land control Among the peasants 14.16% are landless, 51.02% small, 30.48% intermediary and 4.34% rich; cultivable land per head 0.10 hectare.
Value of land Market value of first grade of land is Tk. 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Sesame, kain and china.
Main fruits Mango and jackfruit. Fisheries, poultries Fishery 6, poultry 50.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 48 km, semi pucca 10 km and mud road 200 km. Traditional transport Boat.
Cottage industries Ice factory 6 and rice mill 100.
Cottage industries Weaving 70, goldsmith 100, blacksmith 100, welding 10, wood work 30, tailoring 100.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 22, fairs 8, most noted of which are Bogeshwar, Mulkatganj, Gharisar and WAPDA Hat.
NGO activities Brac,Proshika, Grameen Bank,ASA,SDS, Naria Unnayan Samity.
Health centres Upazila health centre 4, charitable dispensary 4, family planning centre 7,Maternity and child care centre 1.