The People's Republic Of Bangladesh.
Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between
Burma and India.
24 00 N, 90 00 E.
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 religious purposes.
Government type: parliamentary
(July 2002 est.)
Muslim 88.3%, Hindu 10.5%, others 1.2% .
Total: 144,000 sq km.
Land: 133,910 sq km.
Water: 10,090 sq km.
Bounded by India from the north, east and west,
Burma from the south-east and the Bay of Bengal
from the south.
tropical; mild winter (October to March); hot,
humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy
monsoon (June to October)
Lowest 47" and highest 136".
National Martyrs Day ( February 21).
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.
Zia International Airport, Dhaka, Chittagong
Sylhet International Airport and domestic airports
at Jessore, Sylhet, Cox's Bazar, Rajshahi and
220 volts, 50Hz.
Weights & measures:
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,