Official Name

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Location

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

Area

144,000 sq. km.

Boundary

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

Climate

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

Rainfall

Lowest 47″ and highest 136″

Capital

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

Population

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 

Airports

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

Electricity

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

Currency

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.

 

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