Raozan Upazila (Chittagong district) with an area of 246.58 sq km, is surrounded by Fatikchhari upazila on the north, Boalkhali upazila and Karnafullay river on the south, Rangunia and Kawkhali (Rangamati) upazilas on the east, Hathazari and Fatikchhari upazila on the west.
Main rivers: Karnafuli and Halda.
Raozan (Town) a municipal town, consists of 9 wards and 21 mahallas. It has an area of 9.97 sq km. It has a population of 53817; male 51.61% and female 48.39%. Density of population is per sq km 5398. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Raozan thana, now an upazila, was established in 1947. The upazila consists of 1 municipality, 15 union parishads, 64 mouzas and 76 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Jagannath Debaloi and the Gateway (Dabua), Koileshsore Shiva Mandir and Shiva Statue (Dabua, 19th century), Mohamuni Buddhist Temple (Pahartoli), Chulamoni Buddhist Vihara (Lathichari), Aburkhil Buddhist Vihara, Aryan Moittro Buddhist Vihara (sleeping statue), Dhar Dynasty Dighi (Dabua), Isa Khan Dighi, Lashkar Uzir Dighi, Nabin Sen's Memorial Monument, Jagatpur Ashram.
Historical events Raozan is considered as the original home of the Buddhists. According to the Arakani dialect this area is called 'Rajoaang' (Raozan) or the land of the royal families. During the War of Liberation the Pak army killed 18 freedom fighters, four intellectuals including Principal Natun Chandra Singh, and many innocent people.
Marks of the War of Liberation Name plates of martyr freedom fighters at the municipality premises. Religious institutions Mosque 333, temple 51, Buddhist temple 67 and sacred place 1, most noted of which are Hazrat Yasin Shah Mazar, Hazrat Sikander Shah Mazar, Akbar Shah Mazar, Hazrat Abdul Aziz Naksh Bandi Mazar, Kaileshsar Shiva Mandir, Dabua Jagannath Mandir, Lathichari Buddha Mandir, Moha Moni Buddha Mandir, Dabua Gita Ghan Mandir and Sultanpur Kali Mandir.
Population 274344; male 50.58%, female 49.42%; Muslim 70.71%, Hindu 20.42%, Buddhist 8.69% and others 0.18%; ethnic nationals: Jummo, Tripura and Magh.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 52.5%; male 58.4% and female 46.6%.
Educational institutions: college 6, technical college 1, high school 51, junior school 2, government primary school 147, non-government primary school 18, madrasa 14 and Parli and Sanskrit college 2.
Noted educational institution: Ramgati Ramdhan Abdul Bari Chowdhury High School (1898). Cultural organisations Public library 2, club 104, playground 51, women's organisation 29.
Main occupations Agriculture 19.55%, agricultural labourer 10.66%, wage labourer 3.02%, industry, commerce, transport and construction 21.65%, service 26.28% and others 18.84%.
Land use Total cultivable land 13399.84 hectares, fallow land 4122.62 hectares; reserve land 6145.29 hectares; single crop 14.93%, double crop 75.98% and treble crop land 9.09%.
Cultivable land under irrigation 7978.55 hectares. Value of land Market value of land of first grade is approximately Tk.12500 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, potato, sugarcane, chilli, peanut, vegetables, mustard, sesame and pulses. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Kaun, linseed, khesari.
Main fruits Mango, blackberry, jackfruit, papaya, litchi, banana, coconut, bungi (kind of melon), guava, amra and palm.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Dairy 31, poultry 94, hatchery 1, fish breeding centre 1. Communication facilities Roads: pucca 10.83 km, semi pucca 65 km and mud road 470 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin and bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Power station 1, rubber production centre 6.
Cottage industries 371 including bamboo work, goldsmith, blacksmith, potteries, wood work, etc.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 26, most noted of which are Fakir Hat, Amir Hat, Jagannath Hat, Kagtia Hat, Gauri Shankar Hat, Natun Chowdhury Hat and Kala Chand Hat; fair 8, most noted are Chaitra Sankranti Mela, Maghi Purnima Mela, Mahamuni Mela (Pahartoli), Baruni Snan Mela.
Main exports Rubber.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are BRA, ASA and Proshika ..
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family welfare centre 6, satellite clinic 3.