Rajapur Upazila (Jhalokati district) with an area of 164.33 sq km, is surrounded by Jhalokati Sadr and Kawkhali (Pirojpur) upazilas on the north, Bhandaria, Kathalia and Betagi upazilas on the south, Nalchity an Bakerganj upazilas and river Gazalia on the east, Bhandaria and Kawkhali upazilas on the west.
Noted rivers are Gajalia, Jangalia and Nalbunia.
Rajapur (Town) consists of 3 mouzas. The area of the town is 9.74 sq km. The town has a population of 12819; male 51.17%, female 48.83%; density of population is 1316 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 60.1%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Rajapur thana was established in 1880 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 6 union parishads, 72 mouzas and 73 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Surichora Jami Mosque (Mughal period), Sujabad Kella (Mughal period).
Population 143659; male 49.93%, female 50.07%; Muslim 92.22%, Hindu 7.76% and others 0.02%.
Religious institutions Mosque 510, temple 16.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 52.7%; male 58% and female 47.4%.
Educational institutions: college 3, high school 41, government primary school 75, non-government primary school 18.
Noted educational institutions: Rajapur Pilot High School (1926), Rajapur Degree College, Rajapur Fajil Madrasa (1940).
Cultural organisations Club 10, library 1, cinema hall 1, women's organisation 1, playground 20.
Main occupations Agriculture 47.46%, agricultural labourer 14.20%, wage labourer 4.01%, commerce 9.83%, service 7.74%, transport 1.33%, construction 1.4%, fishing 1.03% and others 13%.
Land use Total cultivable land 12343.18 hectares; fallow land 89.03 hectares; single crop 28%, double crop 58% and treble crop 14%; cultivable land under irrigation 70%.
Land control Among the peasants 35% are landless, 25% marginal, 15% small, 20% intermediate and 5% rich.
Value of land Market value of land of the first grade is approximately Tk. 4000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, onion, garlic, betel leaf. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Sweet potato, mustard seed, sesame and sugarcane.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, black berry, banana, coconut, betel nut, amra.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 39, dairy 32, fishery 216.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 40 km, semi pucca 11 km and mud road 6320 km; waterways 204 nautical mile.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), motor launch, panshi and small boat.
Cottage industries Weaving 8, wood work 100, goldsmith 20, blacksmith 80, bamboo work 50, tailoring 210, bidi 3, welding 8.
Hats and bazars Hats and bazars are 35, most noted of which are Lebu Bunia, Balar Jore, Charkhalia, Baghdi, Uttampur, Badur Tala Hat.
Main exports Paddy, date molasses, coconut, betel leaf and betel nut.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 5 and satellite clinic 1.