Official English Name: People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Official Local Name(s): গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ
Common English Name: Bangladesh
Capital: Dhaka

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Official Language(s)

Bengali
Secondary Languages: English

Resources

Natural gas, Arable land, Timber, Coal

Neighbors

India (West, North, and East), Myanmar (Southeast)

Ethnic groups

Bengali (98%), Ethnic minorities (1.1%)

People

Est. Population:

159,453,001

Demonym:

Bangladeshi

Religions:

Muslim (89.1%)
Hindu (10%)

Largest City:

Dhaka (7,033,076)

Other Cities:

Chittagong (2,592,439)
Khulna (663,342)
Narayanganj (543,090)
Sylhet (479,837)
Tongi (476,350)

Geography

Region:

South Asia

Bodies of Water:

Bay of Bengal (South)

Total Area:

143,998 km2
(90.4% land, 9.6% water)

Total Land:

4,413 km

Total Coastline:

580 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Mostly flat plains
Hills in the southeast

Highest Point

Keokradong (1,230 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Droughts
Cyclones
Monsoon rains

Government

Type:

Parliamentary democracy

Heads of State:

President Abdul Hamid

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Admin. Divisions

7 Divisions

Independence:

16 December 1971 (from West Pakistan)

Nat'l Symbol:

Bengal tiger

Nat'l Anthem:

Amar Shonar Bangla

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$3,600 (USD)

Currency

TK (Taka)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = TK (Taka)83.48

Communication

Internet Code

.bd

Telephone Code

+880

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Cultural Notes

Kabbadi, a type of wrestling popular in South Asia, is the national game of Bangladesh.
It is not unusual to see up to three generations of one family living inside of the same home; there is no pressure to leave and go out on your own.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bg.html (Majority of information)
http://www.bbs.gov.bd/WebTestApplication/userfiles/Image/National%20Reports/PopulationHousingCensus2011.pdf (City population)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 27 October 2016