Official Name
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 Pisha (100 Pisha = 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 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 October).

Lowest 47" and highest 136".

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
Rice, jute, tobacco, tea, sugarcane, vegetables, potato, pulses, etc.

Mango, banana, pineapple, jack-fruit, water-melon, green coconut, guava, lichis, etc.

Major Industries
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 Saidpur.

Sea Ports
» Chittagong
» Mongla.

Tourist Interests
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



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