Tanore Upazila (Rajshahi district) with an area of 295.39 sq km, is surrounded by Nachole and Niamatpur upazilas on the north, Paba and Godagari upazilas on the south, Mohanpur and Manda upazilas on the east, Nachole, Nawabganj Sadar and Godagari upazilas on the west.
Main river is Shiba; Beelkumari Beel is notable.
Tanore (Town) consists of 9 wards and 26 mahallas. The area of the town is 7.96 sq km. The town has a population of 28251; male 51.10%, female 48.90%. Literacy rate among the town people is 36.5%.
Administration Tanore thana was established in 1869 and was turned into an upazila in 1984. It consists of 6 union parishads, 211 mouzas and 207 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Three-domed Bhagna Jami Mosque (1223 AH), Talonda Shiva Mandir (1860), Durga Mandir.
Historical events During the War of Liberation a direct encounter was held between the freedom fighters and the Pak army at the upazila sadar in which two freedom fighters were killed. Although the freedom fighters were successful at the initial stage they were forced to retreat.
Population 138015; male 50.04%, female 49.96%; Muslim 82.32%, Hindu 10.44%, Christian 2.13%, Buddhist 0.20% and others 4.91%; ethnic nationals: 2726 Santal families.
Religious institutions Mosque 462, temple 22, church 16, place of pilgrimage 1; noted religious institution: Gollapara Jami Mosque, Kamar Gaon Jami Mosque, Dhalia and Bhagna Jami Mosque, Kamar Gaon Shiva Mandir, Shivatala Shiva Mandir.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 28%; male 35.6% and female 20.5%.
Educational institutions: college 7, high school 44, junior high school 5, madrasa 17, government primary school 49, non-government primary school 73, community school 4.
Noted educational institutions: Talonda Ananda Mohan High School (1882), Hatishail High School (1957), Mundumala High School (1959), Mundumala College (1971).
Locally published newspapers and periodicals Bhorer Alo, Dheu. Cultural organisations Club 25, public library 1, literary society 1, cinema hall 2; theatre stage 1, women's society 64, co-operative society 274, playground 4.
Main occupations Agriculture 43.18%, fishing 1.84%, agricultural labourer 36.91%, wage labourer 2.23%, commerce 5.68%, service 1.93% and others 8.23%.
Land use Total cultivable land 22655.83 hectares; single crop 56.34%, double crop 35.82% and treble crop land 7.84%; cultivable land under irrigation 10355.81 hectares.
Land control Among the peasants, 19% are landless, 21% marginal, 20% small, 28% intermediate and 12% rich; cultivable land per head 0.17 hectare.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is approximately Tk 7000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, onion, potato, mustard seed, betel leaf, varieties of pulse, watermelon.
Extinct or nearly extinct crops Sesame, linseed, sweet potato, arahar, kaun and local variety of paddy (dadkhani).
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana, papaya, litchi, palm.
Fisheries, dairies, poultries farm Poultry 32, fishery 1870, dairy 39 and hatchery (fish) 7.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 120 km, semi pucca 1 km and mud road 1102 km.
Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), horse carriage and bullock cart (nearly extinct), boat.
Manufactories Cement factory 1, rice and flour mill 50, ice factory 3, welding 8.
Cottage industries Weaving 68, bamboo work 10, goldsmith 17, blacksmith 105, potteries 10, wood work 30, tailoring 45.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 15, most noted of which are Mundumala, Kamargaon, Narayanpur, Kaliganj and Gollapara Hat; fairs: Chaubaria Mela, Muharram Mela at Madaripur and Basanti Mela.
Main exports Paddy, jute, potato, wheat, onion and vegetables.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, ASA, Proshika, Grameen Bank, Care, ACD, TMSS, Chasi Kalyan, Need, Ashraya, Asia, Live and Learn, Barind Bahumukhi Unnayan Prokalpa.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 9.