Country Profile


Country Name: The People's Republic of Bangladesh.

Geographical: South Asia, Between 20 34 and 26 38

Location: North latitude and between 88 01and 92 41 east longitude; consists of flat fertile alluvial land

BOUNDARIES: North-India (West Bengal & Magalia) West-India (West Bengal) East-India ( Trippera & Assam) and Myanmar South -Bay of Bengal

Area: 147,570 square km. (Territorial water-12 nautical miles)

Capital City: Capital City of Dhaka.

Standard Time GMT+6 Hours

International Grenache GMT ,Night:12.00PM

International GMT+6 ,Same in English

Climate: Sub-tropical monsoon.

Climatic variation: Winter (December-February) temperature: average maximum 29C average minimum 11C Summer (April-June) temperature: average maximum 32C average minimum 21C

Rainfall: 1194 mm to 3454 mm (average during monsoon. June-August)

Humidity: Highest; 99 percent (July), Lowest: 36 percent (December & January)

Vegetation: Grass landlocked evergreen and evergreen

Population: 128.1 million, Percentage aria in Muslim 80% and other Nation 20% Density m: 755 persons per sq, km

Population growth

Rate: International growth rate : 1.67 Percent

Adult literacy: 56 percent

Tate (15 years + )

Ethnic groups: Predominantly mixed group of proto acedias/ Dravidians, Mongoloids and Aryans

Language: 95% percent Mother Languishes Bangle and 5 percent other dialects, English is widely spoken

Religion: Muslim (88.3%), Hindu (10.5%) Buddhist (0.6%) Christian (0.3%) & Animists and believers in tribal faiths (0.3%)

Food: Rice, fish, Vegetables, pulses and Meat (Believe stage Rice & Fish Bangali)

Principal crops : Rice, Wheat, Jute, Tea, Tobacco and Sugar cane

Principal rivers: Padma, Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Meghna, Karnaphuli, Teesta etc. total 230 rivers including tributaries

Mineral resources: Natural gas, limestone, hard rock coal, lignite, silica shad, white clay, radioactive sand, etc (there is a strong possibility of oil deposit)

Human resources: A substantial manpower reserve-trained, skilled. Engineers, technicians, physicians, economists, accountants, administrative and managerial personnel. Abundance of low cost, easily trainable and adaptable and hard working intelligent labour force

Educational: Govt. universities-11, Non-govt. Universities-16

Institutions: Colleges-3032, Engineering colleges -4, Polytechnic Institutes-20 Govt. Medical Colleges-13 Non-govt. Medical colleges-9, Secondary schools-12858, primary schools-77685

Employment and: Civilian labour force: 56.0 million, Male 35.0 Labour million, Female 21.0 million. Percentage of lobour Force: Agriculture -63.2, Industry -7.7, others-29.1

History : Recorded history traceable to the 4th century B. C. with clear evidence of flourishing civilization consisting of cities, palaces, temples, forts, seats of learning and monasteries, 1200 A. D. : advent of the Muslims enjoying period of periods of prosperity under Muslim rule; 17th century: a time of economic well beings; 1757 : beginning of British co uncial rule; 1947 : departure of the British from Indian subcontinent ; Bangladesh becomes East Bengal/ East Pakistan as part of Pakistan, 1971 : emergence of the sovereign state of Bangladesh through and armed struggle under the leader ship of the father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

From Government: The country has a Parliamentary from of Government headed by the

prim Minister. The President is the constitute head the state.

Airport: International airports: Dhaka, Chitagong, Sylhet

Domestic Airports: Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox'S Bazer, Thakurgoan, Syedpur, Rajshahi, Jessore and Barisal.

Se port: Chitagong and Maogla

Inland dirver ports: Dhaka Chadpur, Barisal, Khulna, Nayaangonj, Sragnioetc.


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