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About Bangladesh  

The Country
The People's Republic of Bangladesh

Real GDP growth (Est.) 2005-2006: 6.7%
Population 2005-2006 : 140 million.

Geographical Location
South Asia, between 20/34 and 26/38 north latitude and between 88/01 and 92/41 east longitude ; consists of flat fertile alluvial land.

North-India (West Bengal and Meghalaya), West-India (West Bengal), East-India ( Tripura and Assam) and Myanmar, South - Bay of Bengal.

59.977sq.miles or 1,47,570 sq. km . Territorial water 12 nautical miles in the high seas measured from the base line.

Capital City
Dhaka, Metropolitan Area 1528 sq. km.
Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh is situated almost in the middle of the country on the bank of the river Buriganga. This historic city was founded in 1608 A.D. by the Muslim MughalEmperors and has a rich history of more than 2000 years. The city has all modem facilities with international hotels equipped with all modem communication systems. The places of historical interest in the city are National Museum, Lalbagh Fort, Baldha Garden, Ahsan Manzil (Palace), Bukland Embankment, Bara Katra, Chhoto Katra, Zoo etc. Besides, the National Mausoleum at Savar and the Folk Museum at Sonargaon are two attractive places within reasonable distance.

National Parliament

Standard Time
GMT + 6 Hours

Climate and Climatic Variation
Sub-tropical monsoon. Winter (November-February) Temperature: average maximum minimum 11°C; 29°C, average Summer (March-June) Temperature: average maximum 32°C, average minimum 21°C; Monsoon (July-October).

1194 mm to 3454 mm (average during monsoon, June­August)

Highest: 99 per cent (July), Lowest: 36 per cent . (December and January)

"Paharpur Buddhist Archaic Site "

Grassland, mixed evergreen and evergreen.

Population Growth Rate
1.56 percent (1999-2000)

Infant Mortality Rate
72.8 per 1000 (under one year)

Ethnic Groups
Predominantly mixed group of Proto Austroloids Dravidians, Mongoloids and Aryans

95 percent BangIa and 5 percent other dialects. English is widely spoken.

Shaheed Minar

Muslim (88.3%), Hindu (10.5%), Buddhist (0.6%), Christian (0.3%) and Animists and believers in tribal faiths (0.3%)

Rice, Wheat, Vegetables, Pulses, Fish and Meat.

Principal Crops and Fruits
Rice, Wheat, Jute, Tea, Tobacco, Sugarcane, Pulses, Oilseeds, Spices, Potatoes, Vegetables, Banana, Mango, Cocoanut and Jackfruit

Principal Rivers
Padma, Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Meghna, Karnaphuli, Teesta, etc. Total 230 rivers including tributaries

Mineral Resources
Natural gas, Lime stone, hard rock, coal, lignite, silica sand, white clay, radio active sand, etc. (There is immense possibility of oil deposit )

National Martyr's Memorial Monument

Human Resources
A Substantial manpower reserve, trained and skilled, engineers, technicians, physicians, economists, accountants, administrative and managerial personnel, abundance of easily trainable and adaptable, hard working, intelligent and youthful labour force is available with English as spoken language.

Form of Government
The country has a Parliamentary form of Government headed by the Prime Minister. The President is the constitutional head of the State.

Principal Industries
Jute, Tea, Textiles, Garments, Paper, Newsprint, Fertilizer. Leather and Leather Goods, Sugar, Cement, Fish Processing, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Light Engineering, Ceramic, & Melamine etc.

Principal Exports
Readymade garments, frozen food and shrimp, tea, raw jute ,jute products, leather and leather products, chemical fertilizer, ceramic tableware, etc.

Principal Imports
Wheat, oil seeds, crude petroleum, raw cotton, edible oil, petroleum products, fertilizer, cement, staple fibers, yarn iron and steel, capital goods and machinery, etc.


SeaPorts: Chittagong and Mongla

Television Stations:
Dhaka, Chittagong

Kamlapur Rail Way Station

Television Sub-Stations
Sylhet, Khulna, Natore, Mymensingh, Rangpur, Noakhali, Brahmanbaria and Saidpur.

Private Sattelite Channels : Channel-i, ATN BangIa, ntv, Rtv, Boishaki, Channel-1.

Radio Stations
Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Sylhet, Rangamati, Comilla and Thakurgaon

Educational Institutions
No. of Universities 18 General 2 Technical and 1 Islamic, Private University 54.
No. of Colleges: 1,046
No. of Secondary Schools: 10,253
No. of Engineering Colleges: 4
No. of Polytechnic Institutes: 20
No. of Primary Schools: 63,000

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