|A virtual guide to Bangladesh, an independent country since 1971, named officially People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
The country is situated in southern Asia in the Ganges River (Padma) delta on the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh is bordered by India in west, north and east and has a short border with Myanmar (Burma) in south east.
The state occupies an area of 143,998 km², compared it is slightly larger than Greece (131,957 km²) or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Iwa.
It is one of the world’s most densely populated countries. Bangladesh has a population of more than 164 million people (in 2017). The majority of its population are followers of Islam (about 88%). Capital and largest city is Dhaka. Spoken language is Bangla (or Bengali by 98%).
People’s Republic of Bangladesh
|Bangladesh came into existence in 1971 when Bengali East Pakistan seceded from its union with West Pakistan. About a third of this extremely poor country annually floods during the monsoon rainy season, hampering economic development.||Official Name: Gano Projatontri Bangladesh
short form: Bangladesh
int’l long form: The People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Former: East PakistanISO Country Code: bd, bgdTime:
Local Time = UTC +6h
Actual Time: Mon-Apr-30 18:15 Country Calling Code: +880Capital City: Dhaka (pop. 12 million, metro area)Other Cities:
Chittagong (2.8 million), Khulna (1.8 million), Rajshahi (1 million), Mymensing, Comilla, Barisal, Sylhet.
Climate: Semitropical, monsoonal; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October).
Natural resources: Natural Gas, Lignite Coal, Limestones, Ceramic, Clay and Glass Sand, arable land, timber.
Agriculture products: Rice, Jackfruit, Jute, Tobacco, Sugarcane, Pulses, Oilseeds, Spices,
Industries: Garments, Jute, Cotton, Textile, Tea, Paper, Newsprint, Cement, Fertilizer, Sugar, Engineering, Electric cables , Leather, Fish.
Exports – commodities: garments, knitwear and hosiery (80% of exports revenue), agricultural products, frozen food (fish and seafood), jute and jute goods, leather
Exports partners: US 13.9%, Germany12.9%, UK 8.9%, France 5%, Spain4.7% (2015)
Imports – commodities: cotton, machinery and equipment, chemicals, iron and steel, foodstuffs
Imports partners: China 22.4%, India14.1%, Singapore 5.2% (2015)
Currency: Taka (BDT)
(Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bangladesh)
Official Sites of Bangladesh
Bangladesh is a parliamentary representative democratic republic with a multi-party system. Legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament (Jatiyo Sangsad). Head of state is the President. Head of government is the Prime Minister.
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad
Prime Minister’s Office
Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Google Earth Map Bangladesh
Google Earth Map Dhaka
Map of Southeast Asia
Map of Asia
Arts & Culture
Kazi Nazrul Islam
The Ricksha Arts of Bangladesh
Business & Economy
Bangladesh’s economy has grown at an annual average of about 6% over the last two decades, despite political instability, poor infrastructure, corruption, insufficient power supplies, slow implementation of economic reforms, and the 2008-09 global financial crisis and recession.
Central Bank of Bangladesh
Dhaka Chamber of Commerce
Image: Fabian Lambeck
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Destination Bangladesh – Travel and Tour Guides
Bangladesh related Sites
Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bangladesh
Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
University Grants Commission of Bangladesh
Environment & Nature
Ministry of Environment and Forest
Bangladesh Environment Network
Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC)
Bangladesh Genocide Archive