Phultala Upazila (Khulna district) with an area of 56.83 sq km, is surrounded by Abhaynagar upazila on the north and west, Dumuria upazila on the south, Khan Jahan Ali upazila and Abhaynagar upazila on the east.
Phultala (Town) consists of 4 mouzas. The area of the town is 13.91 sq km. It has a population of 27078; male 51.16%, female 48.84%; density of population is 1946 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 47.3%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Phultala thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 3 union parishads, 18 mouzas, 25 villages.
Archaeological relics and monuments A mosque built by Khan Jahan Ali, tomb and dighi of Buro Fakir.
Population 67930; male 51.01%, female 48.99%. Muslim 85.76%, Hindu 13.53%, Christian 0.35%, others 0.36%.
Religious institutions Mosque 115, temple 18, tomb 3. Phultala Ahmadia Jami mosque, Mosque-e-tabein (Jamira Bazar) and tomb of Misri Dewan are notable.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 41.1%; male 49.2%, female 32.6%.
Educational institutions: college 3, high school 18, junior high school 3, government primary school 37, non-government primary school 15, madrasa 10, sewing training centre 1.
Cultural organisations Club 19, public library 2, theatre group 5, theatre stage 2, women's organisation 3, cinema hall 2, museum 1, park 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 12.77%, agricultural labourer 12.53%, wage labourer 4.96%, loom 3.27%, commerce 24.58%, transport 5.35%, industry 3.88%, construction 1.27%, service 23.88%, others 7.51%.
Land use Total cultivable land 4120.59 hectares, fallow land 403.07 hectares. Single crop 33.48%, double crop 43.10% and treble crop land 23.82%.
Land control Among the peasants 13% are landless, 67% small, 20% intermediate and 2% rich.
Value of land The market value of the first grade land is Tk 6000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, betel leaf, vegetables, pulse. Extinct and nearly extinct crop Boro paddy.
Main fruits Coconut, betel nut, jackfruit, safeda, mango, plum.
Fisheries, poultries Fishery 430, hatchery 2, poultry 21.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 27.68 km, semi pucca 60.18 km and mud road 129.60 km; railway 12.20 km, railway station 3.
Traditional transport Palanquin and bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct
Manufactories Jute mill 5, cotton mill 2, steel mill1, food 1, cauldron (karai) 1 welding 20, rice mill 18, oil mill 10.
Cottage industries Handloom 1050, bamboo work 1, goldsmith 40, ironsmith 60, wood work 57, potteries 10.
Hats, bazars, and fairs Hats and bazars are 12, most noted which are Phultala, Jamira, Bezerdanga, Eastern bazar, Shiromoni bazar; fairs 2.
Main exports Cotton, gunny bags, betel leaf, betel nut, coconut, shrimp.
NGO activities Protyaya, Swasthyaseba, Brac, ASA, Grameen Bank,Proshika..
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family welfare centre 2, satellite clinic 2, eye hospital 1, veterinary hospital 1.