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Bangladesh

 

Introduction

Bangladesh is a country of 126 million people.
Most of them are Muslim and common language is Bangla which is the seventh language in the world. Other religious Hindu, Christian, Buddha.   

Bangladesh has a reasonable level of metal road and railway which connects the two ports with all the urban centres throughout the length and breadth of the country. The telecommunication systems vary well.

The major items of exports are ready-made garments and clothing, medicine, leather & leather goods, shrimps and frozen foods, raw jute and jute products, fertilizer, cement etc. The major items of imports are : Machineries, petroleum, cotton etc.

 

At a Glance of Bangladsh

  • The Country     : The People's Republic of Bangladesh

  • Geographical Location    : In South Asia between 20 degree 34' and 26 degree 38' north latitude and Between 88 degree 01' and 92 degree 41' east longitude

  • Boundaries    : North : India (W. Bengal and Meghalaya), West : India ( W. Bengal), East : India ( Tripura and Assam ) and Myanmar, South : Bay of Bengal

  • Area    : 143,998 square km, Territorial waters : 12 nautical miles

  • Capital    : Dhaka

  • Time    : GMT plus 6 hours

  • Climate    : Sub-tropical monsoon

  • Temperature    : Winter (Nov-Feb) : avg. maximum 29 degree C, avg. minimum 9 degree C Summer (April-Sept.) : avg. maximum 34 degree C, avg. minimum 21 degree C

  • Rainfall    : 120 - 345 cm ( 47" - 136") during monsoon

  • Humidity Highest    : 99 % ( July ), Lowest ; 36 % ( Dec )

  • Administrative Division    : 06

  • District    : 64

  • City Corporation    : 04

  • Municipality    : 166

  • Thana    : 492

  • Union    : 4472

  • Village    : 68000

  • Language    : 95% speak Bangla and 5% other dialects. English is widely spoken.

  • Food Staple diet    : rice, vegetable, pulses and fish

  • Principal Crops    : Rice, wheat, jute, tea, tobacco and sugarcane

  • Principal Rivers    : Padma, Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Meghna, Karnaphuli and Tessta

  • Mineral Resources    : Natural gas, limestone, hardrock, coal, lignite, silica sand, white clay and Radioactive sand

  • National Language    : Bengali

  • National Flower    : Shapla

  • National Bird    : Magpie Robin

  • National Fish    : Hilsa

  • National Fruit    : Jackfruit

  • Principal Industries    : Garments, textile, leather and leather goods, tea, jute, paper, newsprint, fertiliser, sugar, cement, fish processing, pharmaceuticals and chemicals