Tentulia Upazila (Panchgarh district) extreme northern upazila of Bangladesh with an area of 189.12 sq. km is surrounded by West Bengal of India on the north, south and west, Panchgarh Sadar upazila on the east. Main rivers are Dahuk, Karatoya, Mahananda.
Tentulia (Town) consists of one mouza. The area of the town is 4.23 sq km. It has a population 3756; male 50.77%, female 49.23%. The density of population is 888 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 45.7%.
Administration Tentulia thana was established in 1857 and was turned into an upazila in 1993. It consists of 7 union parishads, 36 mouzas and 242 villages.
Archaeological heritage Remnants of a fort at a place named Buraburi between Bhajanpur and Tentulia, Bhadreswar Temple, Shiva-temple, two tombstones of the Greek sculptural.
Marks of War of Liberation Memorial monument 1.
Population 86760; male 51.52%, female 48.48%; Muslim 97.63%, Hindu 2.1%, others 0.27%.
Religious institutions Mosque 120, temple 2.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 25.5%; male 33.2%, female 17.3%.
Educational institutions: college (non-government) 4, high school (non-government) 23, madrasa 8, primary school (government.) 39, (non-government) 27, satellite school 1, community school 3.
Newspapers and periodicals Lal Palasher Dinguli (1984 and 1986), Daily Sangrami Bangla (1971, extinct).
Cultural organisations Club 16, public library 1, musical school 1, cinema hall 1, theatre group 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 45.07%, commerce 5.66%, agricultural labourer 29.6, wage labourer 5.61%, service 3.53%, others 10.53%.
Land use Cultivable land 15515 hectare, fallow land 175 hectare; single crop 50%, double crop 41%; arable land under irrigation 20%.
Land control Among the peasants, 45% are landless, 15% small peasant, 15% marginal, 20% intermediate and 5% rich; cultivable land per head 0.09 hectare.
Value of land The market value of the first grade arable land is about Taka 3500 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, sugarcane, potato, brinjal, onion, garlic.
Extinct and nearly extinct crops Kaun, barley, mustard, sweet potato, arahar (pulse), linseed.
Main fruits Mango, black berry, jackfruit, litchi, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, orange.Poultries, fisheries Poultry 14, fishery 19.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 54 km, semi pucca 6 km and mud road 345 km.
Traditional transport Boat, horse carriage and bullock cart (nearly extinct). Manufactory Ice factory 1.
Cottage industries Cap making factory 1, welding 3, bamboo work 125, goldsmith 7, blacksmith 4, wood work 50, tailoring 70.
Hats, bazars Hats and bazars are 16, most noted of which are Shalbahan, Bhajanpur, Sepoypara, Tirnoi.
Main exports Watermelon, pineapple, jackfruit, garlic, papaya, pebble.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are RDRS, BRAC,, Dadumari Gram Unnayan Sangstha, Disha, ESDO.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 7, satellite clinic 2.