Facts about Bangladesh
Facts about Bangladesh
Official Name
The People’s Republic Of Bangladesh
Latitude between 20 degree 34′ and 26 degree 39′ north. Longitude between 88 degree 00′ and 92 degree 41′ east.
147,570 sq. km.
Bounded by India from the north, east and west and by the Bay of Bengal and Myanmar from the south.
Main seasons : Winter (Nov – Feb), Summer (Mar – Jun), Monsoon (Jul – Oct). Temp : Max 34 degree Celsius, Min 8 degree Celsius.
Lowest 47″ and highest 136″
Dhaka (Present area 414 sq. km. Master plan 777 sq.km.)
166,280,712 (July 2014 est.)
State Language
Bangla. English is also widely spoken and understood
National Days
National Martyrs Day – February 21
Independence Day – March 26
Victory Day – December 16
Principal Rivers
Padma, Meghna, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Madhumati, Surma and Kushiara
Principal Crops
Jute, rice, tobacco, tea, sugarcane, vegetables, potato, pulses, etc.
Important Fruits
Mango, banana, pineapple, jack-fruit, water-melon, green coconut, guava, lichis, etc.
Major Industries
jute, cotton, garments, paper, leather, fertilizer, iron and steel, cement, petroleum products, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, tea, salt, sugar, edible oils, soap and detergent, fabricated metal products, electricity, natural gas
Sea Ports
Chittagong and Mongla
Hazrat Shahjalal Initernational Airport, Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet, domestic airports at Chittagong, Jessore, Sylhet, Cox’s Bazar, Rajshahi and Saidpur
220 Volts A.C. in all cities and towns
Tourist Seasons
October to March
Main Tourist Attractions
Colorful tribal life, longest sea beach, centuries’ old archeological sites, home of the Royal Bengal Tiger, largest tea gardens, interesting riverine life, etc.
Wearing Apparel
Tropical in summer, and light-woolen in winter
The unit of currency is the Taka. Notes are in denominations of 1,2,5,10,20,50,100 and 500 Taka. Coins are 1,5,10,25,50 and 100 Paisa (100 Paisa = 1 Taka)