Rajasthali Upazila (Rangamati district) with an area of 145.04 sq km, is surrounded by Kaptai upazila on the north, Bandarban and Rowangchhari upazilas on the south, Belaichhari upazila on the east, Rangunia upazila on the west.
Rajasthali (Town) consists of one mouza. The area of the town is 15.54 sq km. The town has a population of 2297; male 53.06%, female 46.94%. Literacy rate among the town people is 23.84%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Rajasthali thana was established in 1909 and was turned into an upazila in 1982. It consists of 7 union parishads, 9 mouzas and 17334 villages.
Historical events During the War of Liberation the separatist armed Mizo guerrillas of Mizoram collaborated with the Pak army. In a direct encounter with the Pak army in Painda Union (near the border of Bandarban district) five freedom fighters were killed.
Population 17198; male 53.84%, female 46.16%; Muslim 20.98%, Hindu 7.8%, Buddhist 68.87%, Christian 2.33 and others 0.02%.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 25.7%; male 34.3% and female 15.4%.
Educational institutions: college 2, high school 4, government primary school 19, non-government primary school 16, madrasa 5.
Religious institutions Mosque 14, temple 3, church 2, pagoda 28. Cultural organisation Club 25, cinema hall 3, jatra party 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 33.93%, agricultural labourer 28.65%, wage labourer 16.19%, commerce 4.01%, service 3.17%, weaving 2.88%, forestry 2.27% and others 8.9%.
Land use Cultivable land 2253.25 hectares, fallow land 210.02 hectares; single crop 56.98%, double crop 36.09% and treble crop land 6.93%.
Land control Among the peasants, 21% are landless, 48% small, 26% intermediate and 5% rich.
Value of land Market price of cultivable land is Tk. 3000 to 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, corn, potato, cotton, tobacco, sugarcane, pulse. Extinct crops Linseed, sesame and kaun.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana, pineapple, litchi, papaya and watermelon. Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 1, poultry 42 and dairy 18.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 35 km, semi pucca 14 km and mud road 60 km.
Cottage industries Weaving 17, goldsmith 5, blacksmith 9, wood work 7, welding 2, bamboo work 14.
Hats, bazars Kats and bazars are 3, most noted of which is Bahalthania Hat.
Main exports Timber, jackfruit, bamboo, and banana.
Health centers Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 4, palli health centre 1.