The People's Republic Of Bangladesh
Dhaka (Area 414 sq. km. Master plan 777
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
(100 Poisha = 1 Taka)
Bangla is the state language. English is also widely spoken and understood.
Arabic is read and spoken for religious purposes
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
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 October)
Lowest 47" and highest 136"
National Martyrs Day ( February 21)
Independence Day ( March 26 )
( December 16)
Meghna, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Madhumati, Surma and Kushiara
Rice, jute, tobacco, tea, sugarcane, vegetables, potato, pulses,
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.
Zia International Airport, Dhaka,
Chittagong International Airport,
Sylhet International Airport
and domestic airports at Jessore, Sylhet, Cox's
Bazar, Rajshahi 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.