Ramganj Upazila (Laksmipur district) with an area of 169.31 sq km, is surrounded by Faridganj, Haziganj and Shahrasti upazilas on the north, Chatkhil upazila on the east, Laksmipur Sadar and Raipur upazilas on the south, Faridganj and Raipur upazilas on the west.
Ramganj (Town) The Ramganj municipality consists of 9 wards and 18 mahallas and with an area of 36.96 sq km. It has a population of 47489; male 49.58%, female 50.42%. The density of population is 1285 per sq km. The literacy rate among the town people is 46.2%. It has a dakbungalow.
Administration The upazila consists of 1 municipality, 10 union parishads, 140 mouzas and 126 villages and 9 wards.
Archaeological heritage Shyampur Dayra Sharif, Kachua Dargah, Harish-char Dargah, Kanchanpur Dargah, Sreerampur Rajbari.
Historical events During the War of Liberation in 1971 a battle was fought between the Pakistan army and the freedom fighters resulting in the defeat of the Pakistan army and loss of a considerable number of Pakistan army. Subsequently the Pakistan army captured 14 freedom fighters and killed them by gunshot at their Ramganj camp.
Marks of War of Liberation Mass killing site near the Ramganj M U High School and at a place adjacent to Hajirhat Kalakopa Madrasa; mass grave on the bank of a pond on the north of Madhupur High School and also by the side of Beri-road west of the upazila headquarters.
Population 238333; male 47.98%, female 52.02%; Muslim 75.34%, Hindu 4.61%, others 0.05%.
Religious institutions Mosque 240, temple 21, dargah 4, mazar 1, ashram 1, Hari sabha 8.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 45.3%; male 49.2%, female 41.4%,
Educational institutions: college 4, high school 32, madrasa 23, maktab 240, primary school 145, kindergarten 5, community school 10, satellite school 10, computer training centre 4.
Noted institutions: Ramganj Government College (1967), Nagmud Madrasa (1856), Bhadur High School, Panpara High School, Kethuri Senior Madrasa. Newspapers and periodicals Weekly Ramganj Barta (1991), Monthly Renaissance, Monthly Jagaran (2000)
Cultural organisations Club 25, public library 17, associations 5, co operative society 113, women's co operative society 37, theatre group 1, auditorium 1, cinema hall 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 23.06%, agricultural labourer 17.09%, commerce 17.06%, service 22.85%, transport 2.18%, wage labourer 3.31%, construction 1.36%. others 13.09%.
Land use Cultivable land 16523 hectares, fallow land 408 hectares; single crop 55%, double crop 32.69% and triple crop land 12.31%.
Value of land The market value of the first grade arable land is Tk. 14000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, potato, pulse. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Sesame, mustard, kaun, linseed, jute.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana, lemon, coconut, betel nut.
Dairies, fisheries and poultries Dairy 48, poultry 51, fish nursery 15, hatchery 2.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 80 km, semi pucca 57 km and mud road 390 km, embankment road 16 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), bullock cart (nearly extinct), country boat.
Manufactories Rice mill 80, flour mill 1, ice mill 3, saw mill 10, bakery 2, printing press 3, battery factory 1, coir factory 1, brick field 4.
Cottage industries Weaving 16, oil mill 5, miscellaneous workshop 333, wood work 288, bamboo and cane work 247, blacksmith 105, potteries 69, cobbler 48.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 11, fair 3, most noted of which are Sonapur hat, Paniwala hat, Bhatra hat, Chowdhury bazar, Berir bazar, Balua Chaumuhani hat, Kethuri bazar, Manasa Mandir (Jadu Babu Ashram) mela, Shyampur Dayra Sharif mela.
Main exports Coconut, betel nut, lemon.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac. ASA, RIDO, SOPIRET, Seba, Al-Amin.
Health centre Upazila health complex 1, health and family welfare centre 10, community clinic 38 (in process).