Panchlaish Thana (Chittagong district) with an area of 27.45 sq km, is surrounded by Hathazari upazila on the north, Kotwali (Chittagong) and Double Mooring thanas on the south, Chandgaon thana on the east, Pahartali thana and Sitakunda upazila on the west. 

Jalalabad and Percival Hills are notable. 

Administration Panchlaish thana was established in 1978. It consists of five wards and 12 mahallas. Archaeological heritage and relics Dargahs of Hazrat Sheikh Farid and Hazrat Baizid Bostami.

Historical events At the beginning of the War of Liberation members of the East Bengal Regiment revolted against Pakistan at a place adjacent to Railway Gate No. 2 of Sholoshahar; Marks of the War of Liberation Biplob Udyan (Railway Gate No 2 of Sholoshahar), memorial sculpture 1 and memorial plunk 1. 

Population 193357; male 59.39%, female 40.61%; Muslim 93.21%, Hindu 5.88% and others 0.91%; ethnic nationals 218 families.

Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 59.3%; male 65.5% and female 49.7%. 

Educational institutions: university 2 (private), medical college 1, college 2, polytechnic college 2, high school 17, madrasa 7, primary school 11. 

Noted educational institutions: Probortok Bidyapith Cultural organisations Club 108, cinema hall 2, women's society 2, playground 5. 

Main occupations Agricultural and wage labourer 3.55%, commerce and industry 23.41%, transport 9.58%, service 48.17% and others 15.29%. 

Main fruits Mango, jackfruit.

Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 20, poultry 120, hatchery 5. 

Communication facilities Roads: pucca 50 km and semi pucca 10 km; railway 9 km. 

Traditional transport Palanquin and bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct. 

Manufactories Welding 30, oil mill 4, re rolling mill 10, aluminium 10, flour mill 2 and jute mill 2. 

Cottage industries Weaving 40, goldsmith 40, blacksmith 30, tailoring 150 and wood work 40. 

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 10, most noted of which are Baluchara Hat, Bot Toli Hat and Bibir Hat; fairs 2.

Main exports Edible oil, chicken, re-rolling products, aluminium and jute products. 

NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are ASA, Proshika, Brac 

Health centres 10.