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BANGLADESH
 
   
   
 

Bangladesh Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional long form: People's Republic of Bangladesh
~ conventional short form: Bangladesh
 
Area: 144,000 sq km
Coastline: 580 km
Highest point: Keokradong 1,230 m
Population: 144,319,628
Density: 1,002/Km2
Population growth rate: 2.09%
Official Language: Bangla (Bengali)
Religions: Muslim 83%, Hindu 16%, other 1%
Government type: Parliamentary democracy
Capital: Dhaka
GDP - per capita: $2,000
Inflation rate: 6%
Currency (code): taka (BDT)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: BD
ISO CODE Alpha2: BD
ISO CODE Alpha3: BGD
ISO NUMERIC CODE: 50
Calling code: +880
Internet country code: .bd
Time Zone: GMT +6.0H

 
 
 
 

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Bangladesh is a land of mystery and intrigue that has a rich, diverse culture deep rooted in its architecture, dance, literature, music, painting and clothing. From the radiance of Muslin fabric of Dhaka, white sandy beaches of Cox's Bazaar, the busy port area of Chittagong, the melody of Rabindra Sangeet to the lip-smacking Hilsa fishes of Padma River; Bangladesh is one of the best places to savour your Asian sojourn. Located in South Asia, Bangladesh is dripped by the waves of Bay of Bengal on the south. Its mainland is drenched by the huge Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta and the alluvial soil of this region is highly fertile supporting agriculture. Moreover the marshy lands and mangroves of Sunderbans in the south of the country are the breeding ground of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. For this reason, Bangladesh is also referred to as the ‘Green Delta’.
Bangladesh may be one of the smallest nations on earth but ranks as the most densely populated country. Once part of the historic region of Bengal at the northeast portion of the Indian subcontinent, it emerged as East Pakistan after the end of British rule in 1947. After a bloody freedom battle with support of India, it defeated West Pakistan or Just Pakistan on December 16, 1971 and became independent. Today Bangladesh is member of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, BIMSTEC, OIC and the D-8.

 



 

 

 
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