Wazirpur Upazila (Barisal district) with an area of 248.35 sq km, is surrounded by Agailjhara and Gournadi upazilas on the north, Banaripara and Jhalokati Sadar upazila on the south, Babuganj upazila on the east, Kotalipara and Nazirpur upazilas on the west.
Main Beels are Satla and Kuralia. Main rivers are Wazirpur, Amtali, Kalijira, Bisharkandi.
Wazirpur (Town) stands on the bank of the Wazirpur and consists of six mouzas. The area of town is 6.5 sq km. It has a population of 9510; male 53.73%, female 46.27%. Density of population per sq km is 1463. Literacy rate among the town people is 78.9%. It has one rest house.
Administration Wazirpur thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 9 union parishads, 118 mouzas and 117 villages.
Historical events During the War of Liberation in 1971 the Pak army burnt more than three hundred houses and killed many people by gunshot at village Dhamura. A direct encounter was held between the freedom fighters and the Pak army at village Bagrarpar in which many Pak soldiers were killed.
Marks of War of Liberation The headquarter of sector 9 at Dargabari of village Barakotha.
Population 227115; male 50.6%, female 49.4%; Muslim 74.5%, Hindu 25% and others 0.5%.
Religious institutions Mosque 350, tomb 2, temple 70, church 5, noted of which are Khandakar Bari Jami Mosque, Sikarpur Jami Mosque, Harta Gabindha Temple, Dhamshar Church.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 47.6%; male 52.9%, female 42.3%. Educational institutions: college 12, high school 23, primary school (government) 104, primary school (non-government) 85, madrasa 75.
Old institutions: Revrouddradi Government Primary School (1887), Atipara Government Primary School (1914), Habibpur High School (1856).
Cultural organisations Rural club 15, cinema hall 2, playground 10, theater group 5, public library 3, drama stage 1.
Main occupations Agriculture 39.71%, agricultural labourer 23.52%, wage labourer 2.7%, commerce 14.09%, construction 1.07%, service 8.56%, others 10.35%.
Land use Cultivable land 18410.36 hectares, fallow land 151.76 hectares; single crop 29%, double crop 37%, triple crop 34%. Cultivable land under irrigation 52%.
Land control Among the peasants, 26% are landless, 53% small, 20% intermediate and 1% rich.
Value of land The market value of the first grade arable land is Tk 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, potato, brinjal, betel leaf, sugarcane, cauliflower, radish and turnip. Extinct and nearly extinct crops Sesame, linseed, mustard, sweet potato and jute.
Main fruits Mango, black berry, jackfruit, papaya, litchi, guava and banana.
Dairies, poultries and fisheries farm Dairy 25, poultry 108, hatchery 1.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 28 km, semi pucca 60 km and mud road 400 km; waterways 28 nautical mile.
Traditional transport PALANQUIN and dulquin (extinct), boat.
Manufactories Flour mill 5, rice mill 80, cold storage 4, saw mill 10.
Cottage industries Handloom 5, bamboo work 125, goldsmith 75, blacksmith 85, potteries 117, wood work 108, tailoring 177, bidi industry 1, welding 8, lathe machine 4.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 22, fairs 8, most noted of which are Dhamura, Harta and Sikarpur; Karimuddir and Othra mela.
Main exports Paddy, betel leaf, coconut and betel nut.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, Grameen Bank, ASA,Proshika,Caritas, Karsha, Biriz and Upakar.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 4, and family planning centre 9.