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About Bangladesh
Official Name
:
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Government
:
Parliamentary form of government, headed by Prime Minister
Location & Borders
:
South Asia bordered by India on the east, west & north and by Bay of Bengal on the south and small border strip with Myanmar on the south-east.
Area/Land
:
147,570 square km-mostly alluvial fertile plain. Territorial Waters 22.22 km. Economic Zone up to 370.40 km. in the high seas, measured from the base line.
Climate/Seasons
:
Average winter temp
(Max 29 deg. C and Min 11 deg. C) .

Average Summer temp
( Max 40 deg. C and Min 21 deg C)

Seasons: Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, Late Autumn, Winter & Spring.
Annual Rainfall
:
Varies from 160 cm to 400 cm at different areas.
Humidity
:
Highest 99 % during peak summer in July, Lowest 36% during winter in Dec-Jan
Standard Time
:
GMT+7 hours
Population/Literacy
:
159.00 million (In 2007)/62.66% (In 2002)
Official Language
:
Bangla, English is generally understood and widely spoken.
Capital
:
Dhaka, Area 1416 sq. km.
Administrative Units
:
Division:6; Zila:64; Thana:507; Union:4484; Village:87319
Major Cities
:
Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Khulna, Rajshahi, Barisal, Mymensing & Comilla
Airports
:
Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Jessore, Rajshahi, Iswardi, Cox's Bazar, Syedpur and Barisal.
Intl Airports
:
Dhaka, Sylhet and Chittagong
Sea Ports
:
Chittagong and Mongla
Places of Tourist Interest
:
Colorful tribal life of Hill Tracts, World's largest and longest sea beach at Cox's Bazar, Kuakata and Parky sea beach, Foy's Lake , Dulahajra safari park, Sitakund echo park at Chittagong, century old historical sites at Dhaka, Pharpur, Moinamati, Mohastangar, Sundarban the home of Royal Bengal Tiger and world's largest mangrove forest, lash green tea gardens of Sylhet, reverie life etc.
Tourist Season
:
October to March
Banking Hour
:
Sunday- Thursday (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Exchange Rate
:
Taka (T.) / Floating exchange rate hovers round US$ 1.00= Tk. 69.61, Euro 1.00=Tk 93.00
Religion
:
4 Major religions: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity
Sectoral share of GDP
:
21.91% agriculture, 28.44% industry, 49.65% service.
GDP/rate of growth
:
US$ 72.4 billion /6.2% (2007-08)
Per Capita GDP/GNI
:
US$554 / US$599 (2007-08)
Annual Export/Import
:
US$ 15.57 billion / US$ 21.44 billion (2008-2009)
Major Exports
:
Readymade garments, frozen foods (shrimps), leather, leather products, jute, jute products, tea, ceramic, textile fabrics, home textile, chemical product, light engineering products including bi-cycle.
Major Imports
:
Oil, edible oil, petroleum product, wheat, seeds, fertilizer, yarn, capital goods, machinery, power generating machinery, scientific & medical equipment, iron & steel, motor vehicles, raw cotton, chemicals.
Major Trading Partners
:
USA, EU countries, China, India, Pakistan, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and UAE

 

 
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