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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.


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