Sakhipur Upazila (Tangail district) with an area of 429.63 sq km, is surrounded byGhatail upazila on the north, Mirzanagar upazila on the south, Bhaluka, Sreepur, (Gazipur) and Kaliakair upazilas on the east,Kaliahati and Basail upazilas on the west. Bangashi and Salda rivers are notable.
Sakhipur (Town) consists of four mouzas. The area of the town is 19.67 sq km. The town has a population of 23429; male 52.71%, female 47.29%. The literacy rate among the town people is 30.5%.
Administration Sakhipur thana was established in 1976 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of six union parishads, 65 mouzas and 123 villages.
Marks of War of Liberation A memorial pillar marking oath-taking of the freedom fighters (Baheratail).
Religious institutions Mosque 450, temple 2.Population 220281; male 51.01%%, female 48.99%; Muslim 93.5%, Hindu 6.5%. Ethnic nationals: Mandai 111.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 21.7%; male 28.7%, female 14.3%.
Educational institutions: college 2, higher secondary school 25, secondary school 5, madrasa 21, government primary school 71, registered primary school 48, community primary school 14.
Main occupations Agriculture 67.56%, agricultural labourer 15.11%, wage labourer 2.17%, commerce 5.84%, service 2.68%, others 6.64%.
Land use Total cultivable land 26134 hectares, forest 17732, fallow land 345 hectares; single crop 40%, double crop 58% and treble crop land 2%; land under irrigation 75%.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is Tk 8500 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, wheat, onion, brinjal and chilli. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Sesame, linseed, jute arahar.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana, papaya, berry, berry and watermelon. Fisheries and, poultries Fishery 51, poultry 12.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 21 km and mud road 1178 km.
Traditional transport PALANQUIN, horse carriage and bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Flour mill 1, ice factory 5, saw mill 12 and Chira mill 2.
Cottage industries Weaving 360, goldsmith 25, blacksmith 60, bamboo work 107, wood work 350 and welding 10.
Main hats, bazars and fairs The most noted hats and bazars of the upazila are Kachua, Barachoana and Sakhipur; noted fairs are Falu Shah Mela and Muslim Dargah Mela.
Main exports Jackfruit, paddy, brinjal and banana.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, Proshika Bureau Tangail, Saves Abahab, Upama, RASPO and SDS.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, charitable dispensary 4, family planning centre 6, rural health centre 1 and BRAC health centre 1