Location: Rampal Upazila ( Bagerhat district) is surrounded by Bagerhat Sadar and Fakirhat Sadar upazilas on the north, Mongla and Morrelganj upazilas on the south, Morrelganj and Bagerhat Sadar upazilas on the east, Batiaghata and dacope upazilas on the west.
Area: 335.46 sq km
Main rivers: Mongla, Rupsa, Khashikhali and Daudkhali.
Rampal Town : It consists of one mouza. The area of the town is 0.92 sq km. It has a population of 1485; male 59.73, female 40.27%. The literacy rate among the town people is 77.5%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration: Rampal thana was established in 1892 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 11 union parishads, 131 mouzas, 149 village.
Historical Events: During the War of Liberation many local people were killed and wounded in an encounter between the freedom fighters and the Razakars at village Dakra on May 21, 1971.
Mark of War of Liberation: Mass grave and memorial at Dakra. Religious institutions Mosque 204, temple 68 and church 2, most noted of which is Rampal Jami Mosque.
Population: 167070; male 50.83% and female 49.17%; Muslim 75.31%, Hindu 24.42%, others 0.27%.
Literacy: Average literacy 45.5%; male 51.5%, female 39.2%.
Educational Institutions: College 3, High school 27, Government primary school 67, junior school 16, non-government primary school 46 and madrasa 88. Noted old institution is Gilatala Multilateral High School (1929).
Cultural Organisations: Public library 1, Shilpakala academy 1, community hall 4 and rural club 26.
Main Occupations Agriculture 33.52%, fishing 3.63%, sericulture 1.79%, agricultural labourer 20.13%, wage labourer 6.92%, commerce 13.97%, transport 1.34%, service 4.87%, others 13.83%.
Land Property: Land use Arable land 20857.95 hectare and fallow land 4.04 hectares; single crop 43.26%, double crop 36.24% and treble crop land 20.50%.
Value of land Market value of first grade of land is Tk. 5000 per 0.01 hectare
Main crop: Paddy. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Sugarcane and betel nut (nearly extinct).
Main fruits: Mango, black berry, papaya, banana, palm.
Fisheries, dairies and poultries: Fishery 913 (shrimp cultivation), poultry 66 and dairy 4, artificial breeding centre 1.
Communication facilities: Roads pucca 30 km, semi pucca 19 km and mud road 378.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct) and taburia boat (nearly extinct).
Mill & Factory: Manufactories Auto rice mill, ice factory and welding.
Cottage industries Weaving 23, wood work 206, blacksmith 30, goldsmith 20 and tailoring 178.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 28, most noted of which are Gilatala, Kayla and Porakhali Bazar.
Main export: Shrimp.
NGO Activities: Operationally important NGOs are ASA, BRAC, Caritas.
Health centres: Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 1 and family planning centre 10.