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About Bangladesh

  • Official Name

The People's Republic Of Bangladesh

  • Capital

Dhaka (Area 414 Sq Km. Master plan 777 Sq Km.)

  • Currency

Currency unit is Taka. Notes are of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 Taka. Coins are of 25,50,100,200 and 500 Paisa (500 Paisa = 5 Taka)

  • Language

Bangla is the state language. English is also widely spoken and understood. Arabic is read and spoken for religious purposes.

  • Population

Total estimated population 160 Million.

  • Religions

Muslim 88.3%, Hindu 10.5%, others 1.2%

  • Area

Total: 144,000 sq km, Land: 133,910 sq km, Water: 10,090 sq km

  • location

Latitude from 20 degree 34' to 26 degree 38' north. Longitude from 88 degree 01' to 92 degree 41' east.

  • Boundary

Bounded by India from the north, east and west, Myanmar from the south-east and the Bay of Bengal from the south .

  • Climate

Tropical; cool, dry winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); cool, rainy monsoon (June to October)

  • Rainfall

Lowest 47" and highest 136"

  • National Days

National Martyrs Day ( February 21), Independence Day ( March 26 ), Victory Day ( December 16)

  • Principal Rivers

Padma, Meghna, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Madhumati, Surma and Kushiara

  • Principal Crops

Rice, jute, tobacco, tea, sugarcane, vegetables, potato, pulses, etc.

  • Fruits

Mango, banana, pineapple, jack-fruit, water-melon, green coconut, guava, lichis, etc.

  • Major Industries

Garments, Knite Wear, textiles, Jute, sugar, paper,  fertilizers, cigarette, cement, steel, natural gas, oil-refinery, newsprint, power generation, rayon, matches, fishing and food processing, leather, soap, carpet, timber, ship-building, telephone & Information Technology etc.

  • Airports

Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka. Chittagong International Airport. Sylhet International Airport.

  • Domestic Airports

Barisal, Jessore, Cox's Bazar, Rajshahi, Saidpur,

  • Sea Ports

Chittagong, Mongla & Payra

  • Tourist Interests

Longest sea beach, colorful tribal life, centuries' old archeological sites, the Sundarbans (home of the Royal Bengal Tigers and spotted deer), largest tea gardens, interesting riverine life, etc.

CONTACT

DIRECTORATE GENERAL DEFENCE PURCHASE (DGDP)
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
NEW AIRPORT ROAD
TEJGAON, DHAKA-1215
FAX:+88-02-9113844
E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WEB:www.dgdp.gov.bd

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