Basic information of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is an independent country which stand besides the India and mayanmar. She was independent in 16th December 1971 by the blood of martyrs.People of Bangladesh feeling very proud to be a Bangladeshi.Bangladesh is not a develop country but she is not very poor. Natural beauty is very nice in Bangladesh.Now its time to know something About my country at a glance.


Official Name : The People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Capital City : Dhaka

Independence Day : 26th March

Geographical Location : In South Asia between 20o.34¢ and 26o.38¢latitude and between 880.01¢& 920.41¢east longitude .

Area : 1,47,570 Sq.Km

Territorial Water : 12 Nautical Miles

Population : 130.03 Million (Population Census 2001) (Adjusted)

Density : 881 Per Square Km. (Census-2001)

Growth rate : 1.54

Population by Area : Rural-76.57% Urban-23.43%

Literacy rate (7+) : Both Sex-45.3, Male-49.6, Female-40.6(Census 2001) | Both Sex-61.3, Male-65.9, Female-56.5 (Completed at least 1st grade)

Literacy rate (15+) : Both Sex-47.5 Male-53.9, Female-40.8 (Census-2001)

Per Capita Gross National Income(GNI) : Taka 28443 (US$463) (2004-05, BBS)

Language : National Language : Bengali-98% English is also widely spoken and understood.

Religion based Population : Muslim (89.7%), Hindu (9.2%), Buddhist (0.7%), Christian (0.3%), Animist and believers in tribal faiths (0.1%)

Administrative Units (BBS-2001) : Division -7, District-64, Upazila/Thana-520 Municipal Corporation: 4 Municipalities- 223,Union Parishad-4533, Village-87928

Time : GMT +6.00 Hours

Main Seasons : Winter (November-February) Summer (March-June) Monsoon (July-October)

Principal Rivers : Padma, Meghna, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Tista and Karnophuli, (Total 230 rivers including tributaries)

Divisions : Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Borishal, Khulna, Sylhet and Rongpur /(Rangpur) [New division]

Tourist place : Cox’s Bazar, Sundarban, Saint martin, Shat Gombuj mosque, Potenga, Rangamati, Bandarban, Kaptai, Jaflong, Mainamoti, Mahastahngar, Paharpur, and so on …

Best Tourist Season : October to March.

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