Gazipur (Town) consists of 9 wards and 31 mahallas. The area of the town is 49.32 km2. The town has a population of 123531; male 52.52%, female 47.48%; density of population is 2505 per km2. Various establishments such as Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), CERDI, Seed Certifying Agency, Security Printing Press, Machine Tools Factory, Bangladesh Ordnance Factory, Diesel Plant, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (Previously BIT:Bangladesh Institute of Technology), BRAC Dairy Farm, Nova Poultry Limited, Cremation Ghat etc. are located here.
Gazipur district was established in 1984. It consists of 5 upazilas, 46 union parishads, 710 mouzas, 2 municipalities and 1163 villages. There are five upazillas (also known as "Thana") in Gazipur. They are Gazipur Sadar/Joydebpur-Tongi, Sreepur, Kalayakour, Kapasia, Kaligonj.
There are five universities in Gazipur — Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (formerly the Institute of Postgraduate Studies on Agriculture), Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh Open University, Bangladesh National University and the Islamic University of Technology. Educational institutions in the area include:
West Chandana Govt. Primary School
Chandana High School
Gazipur Cantonment College
Shafiuddin Sarker Academy and College
Tongi Pilot School and Girls College
Tongi govt. college
Ta'mirul Millat Kamil Madrasha (Tongi Campus)
Bhawal Bodore Alam Govt. College
Telihaty High School
Sreepur University College
Abdul Awal College
Piar Ali college
Rover poly degree college
Abder bazar govt. primary school
Kapasia Degree college
Bhasa Shahid Abdul Jabbar College and High School (formerly known as Ansar VDP High School)
Gazipur City College, Chandana Chawrasta,
One of the most historic schools is Rani Bilash Moni Govt Boys High School which is more than 100 years old. Bhasa Shahid Abdul Jabbar College and High School is not only well known for it's academic excellence but also for its students' success in sports and cultural competition in national level including splendid handball performance in sports and streak of winning in sections like song, debate, general knowledge, dance, essay writing, acting every year.
Kazi Azim Uddin College.
ARSI Multimedia School
Vadun high school.
Matrykole Pre- Cadet school.
Places of Interest
Thana/Sub-disrtricts of Gazipur :-
Gazipur District is divided by following Thana's :
Dhaka-Tongi diversion road has connected Gazipur with Dhaka.
There are 6 railway stations in the Gazipur district. They are: Rajendropur, Sripur, Dhirasrom, Joydevpur, Tongi and Pubail.
Tongi - Kaligonj diversion road.