Pirojpur Sadar Upazila (Pirojpur district) with an area of 278.37 sq km, is surrounded by Nazirpur and Kachu(Bagerhat) upazilas on the north, Mathbaria and Bhandaria upazilas on the south, Nesarabad,Kawkali (Pirojpur) and Bhandaria upazilas on the east and Morelganj and kachua upazilas on the west.
Main river is Katcha; Padmadubi Beel is notable.
Pirojpur (Town) stands on the bank of the Damodor and consists of 9 wards and 30 mahallahs. The area of the town is 15.12 sq km. It has a population of 51219; male 51.66%, female 48.34%. Density of population is 3387 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 66.1%.
Pirojpur Municipality was established in 1886. The main business centre of the town is Rajarhat. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Pirojpur thana was established in 1790 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of one municipality, 9 wards, 10 union parishads, 117 mouzas and 143 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Rayerkati Zamindarbari, Shiva Mandir.
Marks of the War of Liberation Memorial 1 (Baleshwar Kheyaghat).
Population 225156; male 50.93%, female 49.07%; Muslim 82.09%, Hindu 17.88% and others 0.03%.
Religious institutions Mosque 351, temple 145, sacred place 1, tomb 1, most noted of which are Pirojpur Jami Mosque, Pirojpur Kalibari, Ramakrishna Math and Mission.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 50.7%; male 55.1% and female 46.2%.
Educational institutions: college 5, high school 41, government primary school 63, non-government primary school 70, madrasa 31, Kindergarten school 4, PTI 1.
Noted old institutions: Pirojpur Government Boy's School (1909), Parerhat Rajlakshmi Secondary School (1915), Ejdaskati Government Primary School (1902).
Cultural organisations Club 35, public library 3, cinema hall 3, theatre group 1, women's organisation 7, theatre stage 1, jatra party 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 29.39%, agricultural labourer 14.9%, wage labourer 6.54%, commerce 16.72%, service 10.16%, fishing 3.45%, transport 2.38%, industry 1.82% and others 14.64%.
Land use Total cultivable land 20069 hectares; fallow land 380 hectares; single crop 59%, double crop 30% and treble crop land 11%.
Value of land Market value of land of the first grade is approximately Tk 7400 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, sugarcane, chilli, betel leaf, pumpkin and vegetables. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Aus paddy, sweet potato.
Main fruits Coconut, banana, papaya, watermelon, palm, amra.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 50 km, semi pucca 40 km and mud road 700 km; waterways 37 nautical mile.
Traditional transport Palanquin and horse carriage. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Flour mill 3, rice mill 81, ice factory 7, saw mill 24, press 3, bakery 12, oil mill 2.
Cottage industries Weaving 12, bamboo work 33, goldsmith 65, blacksmith 77, potteries 130, tailoring 88, wood work 113, welding 17, bidi 3.
Hats and bazars Hats and bazars are 23.
Main exports Betel leaf, coconut, betel nut.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, ASA, Grameen Bank, Care, Proshika,, Dak Diye Jai, etc.
Health centres Hospital 2, family planning centre 11, seba clinic 4.