Shahjadpur Upazila (Sirajganj district) with an area of 324.47 sq km, is surrounded by Ullapara and Belkuchi upazilas on the north, Bera and Santhia upazilas on the south,Chauhali upazila on the east,Faridpur (Pabna) and Ullahpara upazilas on the west.
Main rivers are Jamuna, Hurasagar, Karatoya, Baral and Gohala. Noted depressions are Beelgazna, Mararuhua, Mandaha and Chalan Beel.
Shahjadpur (Town) a municipal town, consists of 9 wards and 31 mahallas. The area of the town is 19.52 sq km. The town has a population of 65897; male 51.95% and female 48.05%. The density of population is 3376 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 34.5%. The town has one dakbungalow.
Administration Shahjadpur thana was established in 1845 and was turned into an upazila in 1982. The upazila consists of one municipality, 9 wards, 13 union parishads and 224 mouzas and 279 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Mosque and tomb of Makhdum Shahdoullah (thirteenth century, Shahjadpur is named after him), Revenue office of Poet Rabindranath Tagore and Nabaratna Mandir (Potazia).
Historical events Revolutionary leader ISHAN CHANDRA ROY lead the PEASANT MOVEMENT (locally known as Polo Revolution) during 1873 to 1876 from his own village, Daulatpur.
Population 420452; male 52.05%, female 47.95%. Muslim 94.47%, Hindu 5.38% and others 0.15%.
Religious institutions Mosque 1055, temple 93, tomb 23 and sacred place 1, noted of which are Shah Jami Mosque and tomb of Makdum Shah Daullah.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 24.8%; male 31.2% and female 17.8%.
Educational institutions: government college 1, non-government college 8, secondary and higher secondary school 41, madrasa 12, government primary school 151, non-government primary school 80, community school 2 and satellite school 9.
Noted educational institutions: Porjona Mukundanath High School (1880), Shahjadpur Pilot High School (1882), Potajia High School (1894).
Locally published newspapers and periodicals Monthly Bibartan, Monthly Sahitya Darpan, Weekly Ganabangla (extinct), Weekly Mausumi (extinct).
Cultural organisations Club 127, public library 5, cinema hall 5, museum 1, open stage 1, theatre group 11, little theatre 1, opera party 3, literary society 7 and women's organisation 11.
Main occupations Agriculture 24.8%, fishing 1.66%, agricultural labourer 22.46%, wage labourer 6.21%, industry 4.81%, commerce 14.17%, service 4.15%, weaving 11.09% and others 10.65%.
Land use Total cultivable land 23545 hectares, fallow land 162 hectares; single crop 14.49%, double crop 58.83% and treble crop 26.68%; cultivable land under irrigation 68%.
Land control Among the peasants, 8.08% are landless, 32.10% marginal, 37.68% small, 20.21% intermediate and 1.93% rich; cultivable land per head 0.05 hectare.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is approximately Tk 30000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, mustard seed, mas kalai and khesari (pulse). Extinct or nearly extinct crops Linseed, sesame, sweet potato, barley, china, kaun, indigo, local variety of aus paddy, sola and musur dal (pulse).
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, papaya, guava, coconut and banana. Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 401, diary 3475, fishery 4.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 75 km, semi pucca 17 km and mud road 685 km; waterways 77 nautical mile.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), bullock cart and horse carriage (nearly extinct) and boat.
Manufactories Cement factory 1, electricity power station 2, flour and rice mill 70, oil mill 1, textile mill 5, dying factory 1, ice factory 9, welding 800 and cold storage 1.
Cottage industries Weaving 43000, bamboo work 300, goldsmith 210, blacksmith 65, potteries 1200, wood work 1500, tailoring 900.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 63, most noted of which are Shahjadpur, Kaijuri, Mulkanddi, Shibrampur, Betkandhi, Kashinathpur Hat; fairs 7, most noted of which are Basanti Mela, Dole Mela and Baruni Mela.
Main exports Cotton fabrics.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, ASA, Grameen Bank, Care, Proshika, TMSS, Sramajibi Samaj Kalyan Sangstha, Ujjiban and PPD.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, health and family welfare centre 11, satellite clinic 6, child hospital 1 and eye hospital 1.