Official Name : People's Republic of Bangladesh, Bangla (Bengal)
National Flag and the National Emblem
- Capital : Dhaka (Present area 414 sq. km. Master plan 777 sq. km.)
- State Language : (bengali),
English is also widely spoken and understood.
languages of Bangladesh).
- Government : Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy
Some Basic Facts about Bangladesh
- Location : Latitude between 20'34" and 26'39" North, Longitude
between 88'00" and 92'41" East.
A more detailed
can be found at the Xerox Parc Map Viewer focused on Bangladesh;
This allows you to zoom in and out !
- Area : 143,998 sq. km.
- Boundary : Bounded by India from the North. East and West by the Bay of Bengal
& Myanmar from the South.
Main seasons : Winter(Nov-Feb). Summer (March-June), Monsoon (July-Oct). Temp-max. 34°C. min. 8°C.
Rainfall : Lowest 47" and highest 136".
- Principal Rivers :
Padma, Meghna, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Madhumati, Surma and Karnaphuli.
- Principal Crops :
Jute, Rice, Tobacco, Tea, Sugarcane, Vegetables, Potato, Pulses etc.
- Important Fruits :
Mango, Banana, Pineapple, Jack-fruit, Water-melon, Green coconut. Guava. Lichis etc.
- Major industries :
Jute, Sugar, Paper, Textile, Fertilizer, Cigarette, Cement, Steel, Natural Gas, Oil-Refinery,
Newsprint, Power Generation, Rayon, Matches, Fishing & Food Processing, Leather, Soap, Carpet.
Timber. Ship-Building, Telephone, etc.
- Currency :
The unit of the currency is the Taka. Notes are in denominations
of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 Taka. Coins are 1, 5, 25, 50 &100 Paisa.
Par value of Bangladesh Taka : UK£ -Taka. 70.00 Variable slightly according
to US $1-Taka. 39.00 daily rates.
- Ports :
Air : Zia International Airport, Dhaka. Domestic airports at Chittagong, Jessore. Sylhet,
Cox's Bazaar. Rajshahi and Saidpur; Sea : Chittagong and Mongla.
- Population :
Total estimated population 118 million. Density of population per sq.
mile is 7,656.
- Religion :
Muslim 85%, Hindu 14%, Buddhist 1%.
- National Days :
Mourning Day-February 21, lndependence Day-March 26, Revolution Day-November 7 and
Victory Day-December 16.
Serendipity - A thatched hut sits amid water
a heaven for siesta, a shelter for the fisherman !
Bangladesh News Group on the Internet : soc.culture
Photographs by : Shabbir A. Bashar and BPC
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