Bangladesh in Details

With an area of about 144,000 sq km, Bangladesh is situated between latitudes 20~34′ and 26~38′ north and latitudes 88~01′ and 92~41′ east. The country is bordered by India on the east, west and north and by the Bay of Bengal on the south. There is also a small strip of frontier with Burma on the southeastern edge. The land is a deltaic plain with a network of numerous rivers and canals.

Official Name
The People’s Republic Of Bangladesh (গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ)

Flag of People’s Republic Of Bangladesh (গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ)

National anthem People’s Republic Of Bangladesh (গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ)

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 Burma 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
Total estimated population 130 million.

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, licis, etc.

Major Industries
Jute, sugar, paper, textiles, fertilizers, cigeratte, cement, steel, natural gas, oil-refinery, newsprint, power generation, rayon, matches, fishing and food processing, leather, soap, carpet, timber, ship-building, telephone, etc.

Sea Ports
Chittagong and Mongla

Airports
Hazrat Shahjalal International 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

Tourist Seasons
October to March

Main Tourist 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 and 500 Taka. Coins are 1,5,10,25,50 and 100 Paisa (100 Paisa = 1 Taka)