Patgram Upazila (Lalmonirhat district) with an area of 261.51 sq km, is surrounded by India on the north, east and west, and Hatibandha upazila and part of India on the south.
Noted rivers of the upazila are Dharla, Saniajan, Singimari and Tista; depressions 4.
Patgram (Town) consists of 9 wards and 22 mahallas. The area of the town is 2.39 sq km. It has a population of 23896; male 50.64%, female 39.36%; population density 9998 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 40.6%.
Administration Patgram thana, now an upazila, was established in 1801. The upazila consists of one municipality, 7 union parishads, 74 mouzas, 56 villages and 27 enclaves.
Dahagram is the largest enclave of the country.
Archaeological relics and monuments Dhabalsati Mosque, Janagram Mosque; Pateshwari Temple (Patgram is named after it) and Mota (fat) Sannyasi Statue.
Historical events During the War of Liberation the head quarters of Sector 6 were at Burimari of Sreerampur Union of this upazila; its Sector commander was Wing Commander MK Bashar.
Noted places Dahagram Union of Patgram upazila is mainly an enclave of Bangladesh located in India. The Bangladeshis living in the enclave during the period from 1947 to 1992 were captives. In 1992, under a treaty with India,
Tin Bigha Corridor was established through which people in the enclave are entitled to pass through the corridor in an interval of very one hour for six hours a day. The distance of the enclave from the main territory of Bangladesh is three bighas. These three bighas have been used as the corridor; this is why the corridor is known as Tin Bigha Corridor.
The other important place is Burimari land port. This is one of the biggest land ports of Bangladesh. Through this port various goods such as fruit, rice, stone, wood, plywood and ceramics are imported from India, Bhutan and Nepal.
Marks of War of Liberation Martyr Afzal Auditorium.
Population 189077; male 51.45%, female 48.55%; Muslim 91.29%, Hindus 8.33%; others 0.38%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 25.2%; male 33%, female 16.7%,
Educational institutions: government college 1, non-government college 2, government girl's high school 1, non-government high school 13, government primary school 66, non-government primary school 47, madrasa 25, vocational training school 1, computer training centre 2.
Cultural organisations Public library 1, auditorium 1, rural club 126, cinema hall 2, stadium 1 and playground 6.
Religious institutions Mosque 228, temple 23, most noted are tomb of Rasul Pir and Pateshwari Temple.
Main occupations Agriculture 53.97%, agricultural labourer 25.44%, commerce 6.77%, wage labourer 4.1%, services 2.36%, others 7.36%.
Land use Cultivable land 24705 hectares, land under cultivation 21322 hectares, single crop land 23%, double crop land 62.62%, treble crop land 11.35%, land under irrigation 47%. Average distribution of cultivable land per head 0.13 hectare.
alue of land The market value of the land of the first grade is approximately Tk 1200 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, tobacco, wheat, potato, jute and ground nut. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Local varieties of paddy, kaun, sweet potato and mustard seed.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, black berry and betel nut. Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 20, poultry 32, dairy 34.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 76.5 km, semi pucca 4 km and mud road 395 km; railway 26 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin and bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct. Manufactories Flour mill 1, ice factory 3, toffee factory 2.
Cottage industries Goldsmith 14, blacksmith 20, wood work 50, welding 10 and tailoring 175. Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 18, most noted of which are Baura, Patgram and Sarkarerhat; fairs 3, most noted are Bashkatar Mela and Durgapujar Mela.
Main exports Paddy, jute, tobacco, potato and betel nut.
NGO activitiesBRAC, , RDRS, PROSHIKA, , Grameen Krishi Foundation, Kandari, Ganabima, Swanirvar Bangla and Palli Unnayan Sangshta.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning 4, health project 1.