The People's Republic Of
Dhaka (Area 414 sq. km. Master plan 777 sq.km.)
Currency unit is Taka. Notes are of
1,2,5,10,20,50,100 and 500 Taka. Coins are of 1,5,10,25,50 and 100
Poisha (100 Poisha = 1 Taka)
Bangla is the state language. English
is also widely spoken and understood. Arabic is read and spoken for
Total estimated population 130 million.
Muslim 88.3%, Hindu 10.5%, others 1.2%
Total: 144,000 sq km
Land: 133,910 sq km
Water: 10,090 sq km
Latitude from 20 degree 34' to 26 degree 38'
north. Longitude from 88 degree 01' to 92 degree 41' east.
Bounded by India from the north, east and west,
Burma from the south-east and the Bay of Bengal from the south .
Tropical; cool, dry winter (October to March);
hot, humid summer (March to June); cool, rainy monsoon (June to
Lowest 47" and highest 136"
National Martyrs Day ( February
Independence Day ( March 26 )
Victory Day ( December 16)
Padma, Meghna, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Madhumati,
Surma and Kushiara
Rice, jute, tobacco, tea, sugarcane,
vegetables, potato, pulses, etc.
Mango, banana, pineapple, jack-fruit,
water-melon, green coconut, guava, lichis, etc.
Jute, sugar, paper, textiles, fertilizers,
cigarette, cement, steel, natural gas, oil-refinery, newsprint, power
generation, rayon, matches, fishing and food processing, leather,
soap, carpet, timber, ship-building, telephone, etc.
Hazrat Shah Jalal International
Amanat International Airport, Chittagong
Osmani International Airport, Sylhet
and domestic airports at Jessore and
Longest sea beach, colorful tribal
life, centuries' old archeological sites, the Sundarbans (home of the
Royal Bengal Tigers and spotted deer), largest tea gardens,
interesting riverine life, etc.