Kachua is located at 22°39′00″N 89°53′00″E / 22.6500°N 89.8833°E / 22.6500; 89.8833 . It has 18553 units of house hold and total area 131.62 km².
As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Kachua has a population of 93249. Males constitute are 50.36% of the population, and females 49.64%. This Upazila’s eighteen up population is 49921. Kachua has an average literacy rate of 42.5% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.
Kachua thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 7 union parishads, 75 mouzas and 96 villages.
Shibpur Shivabari (1300 AD).
During the War of Liberation (1971) the Razakars killed 42 innocent people at Shakharikathi Hat of Badhal Union. Mark of the War of Liberation Mass grave 7, memorial 2.
Total Population 93249; male 50.36%, female 49.64%; Muslim 76.39%, Hindu 23.58% and others 0.03%.
Mosque 155, temple 37, sacred place 2, most noted of which are Kachua Jami Mosque and Shivabari Mandir.
Literacy Rate and Educational Institutions
Average literacy 42.5%; male 47.5%, female 37.3%. Educational institutions: college 2, high school 16, madrasa 8, government primary school 48, non-government primary school 42. Notable institutions: Goalmath Rashikpal High School (1916) and Baraikhali Government Primary School (1918).
Public library 1, cinema hall 1, theatre group 1, rural club 20, women’s organisation 34.
Agriculture 39.08%, fishing 2.28%, agricultural labourer 21.98%, wage labourer 5.96%, commerce 13.46%, transport 2.6%, service 5.91%, others 8.73%.
Arable land 8991.09 hectares, fallow land 50.58 hectares; single crop 48.39%, double crop 48.32% and treble crop land 3.27%.
Among the peasants 10% are landless, 2% small, 70% intermediary and 18% rich; per head arable land 0.09 hectare
Value of Land
Market value of land of first grade land is Tk 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Paddy, sugarcane, pulse, vegetables.
Extinct and Nearly Extinct Crops
Mustard seed, til, sweet potato, groundnut, tobacco.
Coconut, betel nut banana and sabeda.
Livestock and Fisheries
Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 346, poultry 44, dairy 20.
Roads: pucca 57 km, semi pucca 21 km and mud road 257.88 km.
Bullock cart, palanquin. These means of transport either extinct or nearly extinct.
Mill & Factory
Rice mill 11 and saw mill 10.
Bamboo work 55, goldsmith 32, blacksmith 58, potteries 30 and wood work 120, tailoring 110.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 16; fairs 10, most noted of which are Kachua Hat, Goalmath Bazar, Baruni Mela and Shivabari Mela.
Coconut, betel nut, palm molasses.
Onnesha, Help, Life Association, Prodeepan, brac, asa, grameen bank and CARE.
Upazila health complex 1, community clinic 5, family planning centre 7 and satellite clinic 2 .