Official Name

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh


Latitude between 20 degree 34′ and 26 degree 39′ north. Longitude between 88 degree 00′ and 92 degree 41′ east.


144,000 sq. km.


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


Main seasons: Winter (Nov – Feb), Summer (Mar – Jun), Monsoon (Jul – Oct). Temp: Max 34 degree Celsius, Min 8 degree Celsius.


Lowest 47″ and highest 136″


Dhaka (Present area 414 sq. km. Master plan 777


166,280,712 (July 2014 EST.)

State Language

Bangla. English is also widely spoken and understood

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

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, cotton, garments, paper, leather, fertilizer, iron and steel, cement, petroleum products, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, tea, salt, sugar, edible oils, soap and detergent, fabricated metal products, electricity, natural gas

Sea Portss

Chittagong and Mongla 


Hazrat Shahjalal Initernational Airport, Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet, domestic airports at Chittagong, Jessore, Sylhet, Cox’s Bazar, Rajshahi and Saidpur


220 Volts A.C. in all cities and towns

Tourism Season

October to March

Main Tourists Attractions

Colorful tribal life, longest sea beach, centuries’ old archeological sites, home of the Royal Bengal Tiger, largest tea gardens, interesting riverine life, etc.

Wearing Apparel

Tropical in summer, and light-woolen in winter


The unit of currency is the Taka. Notes are in denominations of 1, 2, 5,10,20,50,100,500 and 1000 Taka. Coins are 1, 2, 5 Taka.