The Country :
The People's Republic of Bangladesh
Real GDP growth (Est.) 2005-2006: 6.7%
Population 2005-2006 : 140 million.
South Asia, between 20/34 and 26/38 north latitude and between 88/01 and 92/41 east longitued ; 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.
59.977 sq.miles or 1,47,570 sq. km . Territorial water 12 nautical miles in the high seas measured from the base line.
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.
GMT + 6 Hours
Climate and Climatic Variation
Sub-tropical monsoon. Winter (November-February) Temperature: average maximum 29°C, average minimum 11°C; 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 lyear)
Predominantly mixed group of Proto Austroloidsl Dravidians, Mongoloids and Aryans
95 percent BangIa and 5 percent other dialects. English is widely spoken.
Muslim (88.3%), Hindu (10.5%), Buddhist (0.6%), Christian (0.3%) and Animists and believers in tribal faiths (0.3%)
Rice, Vegetables, Pulses, Fish and Meat
Principal Crops and Fruits
Rice, Wheat, Jute, Tea, Tobacco, Sugarcane, Pulses, Oilseeds, Spices, Potatoes, Vegetables, Banana, Mango, Coconut and Jackfruit
Padma, Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Meghna, Karnaphuli, Teesta, etc. Total 230 rivers including tributaries
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
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 spoken.
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.
Jute, Tea, Textiles, Garments, Paper, Newsprint, Fertilizer. Leather and Leather Goods, Sugar, Cement, Fish Processing, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Light Engineering, Ceramic, etc.
Readymade garments, frozen food and shrimp, tea, raw jute ,jute products, leather and leather products, chemical fertilizer, ceramic tableware, etc.
Wheat, oil seeds, crude petroleum, raw cotton, edible oil, petroleum products, fertilizer, cement, staple fibers, yarn iron and steel, capital goods and machinery, etc.
Dhaka, Chittagong, Jessore, Sylhet, Cox's Bazar, Rajshahi, Barisal and Saidpur.
SeaPorts: Chittagong and Mongla
Panoramic View of Foy's Lake, Chittagong
Sylhet, Khulna, Natore, Mymensingh, Rangpur, Noakhali, Brahmanbaria and Saidpur.
Private Channels Channel I, ATN BangIa
Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Sylhet, Rangamati, Comilla and Thakurgaon
No. of Universities 9 General 2 Technical and 1 Islamic, Private University 39.
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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