Rajpara Thana (Rajshahi district) area of 56.98 sq km, is surrounded by Paba upazila on the north, south and west, Boalia thana on the west. The Ganges occupies a notable part of the thana.
Rajpara (Town) Rajpara thana, under Rajshahi City Corporation, is located in Lakshmipur mouza. Most of the administrative offices and other establishments of the district are located in this thana.
Administration Rajpara thana was established on 1 July 1992 taking parts from Boalia thana, and Paba upazila. It has only metropolitan police administration. About 55% area of the thana belongs to the urban area and rest to rural area. It consists of 34 mouzas and 3 wards. Of the mouzas 21 belongs to Paba upazila and 13 to Boalia thana.
Archaeological heritage Lakshmipur Shahi Jami Mosque (sixteenth century).
Historical events During the War of Liberation a three hours encounter between the Bangali police and the Pak army was held on 27 March 1971 in which many members of the Bangali police were killed.
Population 168732; male 51%, female 49%; Muslim 98%, Hindu and ethnic Santals 2%.
Religious institutions Mosque 85, temple 1, church 2.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 55.5%; male 67.5% and female 42.5%.
Educational institutions: medical college 1, public administration training centre 1, teacher's training college 1, home economics college 1, primary training institute 1, paramedical institute 1, college 4, high school 24, government primary school 35, non-government primary school 15, kindergarten 8.
Cultural organisations Voluntary organisation 7, public library 1, cinema hall 1, tennis complex 1, zoo 1, park 1, auditorium 2, club 12.
Main occupations Agriculture 50%, commerce 23.5%, service 13%, transport 3%, construction labourer 3%, industry 1% and others 6.5%.
Land use Single crop 25%, double crop 49% and treble crop land 26%.
Land control Among the peasants 19% are landless, 61% small, 12% intermediate and 8% rich; cultivable land per head 0.15 hectare.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is approximately Tk 200000 in the urban area per decimal.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, potato, tomato, cauliflower, brinjal, chilli, patal, vegetables. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Mustard seed, khesari (grass pea), barley.
Main fruits Mango, banana, litchi and papaya.
Fishery, poultries Fishery 1 and poultry 27.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 25 km, semi pucca 5 km and mud road 75 km; railways 4.7 km; waterways; 3 nautical mile; railway station 1.
Traditional transport Palanquin and horse carriage.
These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct. Manufactories Rice mill 13, ice cream factory 1.
Cottage industries include weaving 12, bamboo work 50, goldsmith 11, wood work 32, welding 17.
Hats and bazars 8.
Main exports Paddy, mango, litchi, vegetables.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, ASA, Caritas, ACD.
Health centres Hospital 1, family health centre 1, diabetic hospital 1, private clinic 12.