Shibpur Upazila (Narsingdi district) with an area of 206.98 sq km, is surrounded by Monohardi upazila on the north, Raipura, Narsindi Sadar and Palash upazilas on the south, Belabo and Raipura upazilas on the east,Palash and Kapasia upazilas on the west.
Main rivers are Paharia, Shitalakshya, Brahmaputra and Arial Khan.
Shibpur (Town) consists of five mouzas. The area of the town is 3.52 sq km. The town has a population of 8992; male 51.59%, female 48.41%. Literacy rate among the town people is 47.5%.
Administration Shibpur thana, now an upazila, was established in 1918. It consists of 9 union parishads, 125 mouzas and 196 villages. Archaeological heritage and relics Three domed mosque (1524) at Ashrafpur, single domed mosque (eighteenth century) and tomb of Shah Mansur at Kumardi, two copper plate inscriptions discovered at village Ashrafpur (seventeenth century) and a gold coin discovered at village Baghabo.
Historical events During the War of Liberation there were few training camps for freedom fighters in the hilly areas of Joynagar and Jashor unions. At that time these areas were called the Second Agartala. In a battle between the freedom fighters and the Pak army at Putia a few members of the Pak army including a Captain were killed and so were two freedom fighters.
Population 237246; male 50.78%, female 49.22%; Muslim 95.33%, Hindu 4.37%, Christian 0.07%, Buddhist 0.07% and others 0.16%.
Religious institutions Mosque 472, temple 2, tomb 3.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 32.3%; male 36.9% and female 27.5%.
Educational institution: college 4, high school 34, madrasa 38, government primary school 115, non-government primary school 17.
Noted institutions: Shibpur High School (1918), Kumardi Senior Madrasa (1927), Afsar Uddin High School (1968).
Cultural organisations Rural club 60, cinema hall 2, women's organisation 1, playground 42.
Main occupations Agriculture 58.31%, agricultural labourer 11.03%, wage labourer 2.76%, handloom 1.18%, transport 2.18%, industry 1.72%, service 6.05%, commerce 9.31% and others 7.46%.
Land use Total cultivable land 16261 hectares; fallow land 1753 hectares; single crop 16.27%, double crop 55.13% and treble crop land 28.60%; cultivable land under irrigation 8500 hectares.
Land control Among the peasants, 14% are landless, 11% marginal, 44% small, 25% intermediate and 6% rich.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is Tk 12000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, ginger, turmeric, chilli, brinjal and vegetables. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Linseed, sesame, sweet potato, peanut, indigo, kaun, china, and arahar.
Main fruits Jackfruit, mango, papaya, guava, banana, kamranga and jambura.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 165, hatchery 1, nursery 1, fishery 2, dairy 151, cattle breeding centre 2.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 100 km, semi pucca 30 km and mud road 380 km; waterways 28 nautical mile Traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Jute mills 1, textile mills 6 and other kinds of mills and factories 13.
Cottage industries Loom 256, blacksmith 60, goldsmith 56, carpenter 251, bidi factory 26, others 605.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars 30, most noted which are Shibpur, Joshore, Jallara, Putia, Lakhpur; fairs 12, most noted which are Joynagar Mela, Naukamata Mela and Arali Mela.
Main exports Fruits, ginger, turmeric, jute goods, cotton, hosiery items and vegetables.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are BRAC, ASA, Mauchak, SAS, Jagarani Mahila Sangstha, Palli Jagarani Sangstha.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic and family welfare centre 4.