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Bangladesh : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

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Country Bangladesh
Continent Asia
Location 23.68500 N, 90.35630 E
Map of Bangladesh  map of Bangladesh
Flag  Bangladesh flag
Area 147,610 km²
Coastline 360 miles
Neighboring Countries Bhutan

Myanmar

Nepal

India

Laos

Thailand

China

Cambodia

Sri Lanka

Vietnam

Pakistan

Macao

Kyrgyzstan

Hong Kong

Tajikistan

Afghanistan

Malaysia

Mongolia

Singapore

Maldives

Taiwan

Oman

United Arab Emirates

Qatar

Bahrain

Time Zone BST (UTC +6)
Population 163.18 million (2017)
Symbol  symbol bangladesh
Independence Day March 26th, 1971
President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina
National Anthem ‘’Amar Sonar Bangla (My Golden Bengal)’’
National Animal Royal Bengal Tiger
National Bird Magpie Robin
National Tree Mango
National Flower Shapla
National Fish Ilish
National Fruit Jackfruit
National Poet and Artist Kazi Nazrul Islam
National Sport Kabaddi
National Dance Baul

Kathak

Manipur

Bizhu Dance

Marma Dance

Peacock Dance

Snake Dance

National Language Bengali
Seasons in Bangladesh Summer Season (March to May)

Rainy Season (June to August)

Autumn Season (September to October)

Late Autumn Season (October to November)

Winter Season (November to December)

Spring Season (December to February)

Prestigious Awards of Bangladesh Gallantry Awards – Bir Sreshtho, Bir Bikrom, Bir Protik

Civilian Awards – Independence Award, Swadhinata Puroskar, Swadhinta Padak

Literature Award – Ananda Puraskar, Bangla Academy Literary Award, Bankim Puraskar, Rabindra Puraskar

Cinema Award – Dhaka International Film Festival, Rainbow Award, Meril Prothom Alo Award

Religion in Bangladesh Islam (86.6%)

Hinduism (12.1%)

Buddhism (0.6%)

Christianity (0.4%)

Others (0.3%)

Average Marriage age in Bangladesh 23.8 years for men and 16.0 years for women
Capital Dhaka (230 42’N 90021’E)
Number of Divisions 8 Divisions

Barisal Division

Chittagong Division

Dhaka Division

Khulna Division

Mymensingh Division

Rajshahi Division

Rangpur Division

Sylhet Division

Largest Division Dhaka Division
Smallest Division Barisal Division
Number of Districts 64 Districts
Largest District Dhaka Districts
Smallest District Bandarban District
Number of Cities 35
Largest City Dhaka
Smallest City Nawabganj
Literacy rate 64.6% (males)

58.5% (females)

Type of Government Republic

Unitary State

Parliamentary System

GDP PPP – $686.598 billion (2017)

Nominal – $248.853 billion (2017)

GDP per capita $4,207 (2017)
Currency Taka (৳) (BDT)
Calling Code  +880
Internet TLD .bd

.বাংলা

ISO 3166 code BD
Festivals of Bangladesh Eid ul-fitr

Eid ul-Adha

Durga Puja

Chaand Raat

Ashura

Boro Din

Kali Puja

Saraswati Puja

Buddha Purnima

Bishwa Ijtema

Historic Monuments Greek Memorial

National Martyr’s Memorial

Martyred Intellectuals Memorial

Suhrawardy Udyan

Mosque City of Bagerhat

Ahsan Manzil

Zia Memorial Museum

Lalbagh Fort

Shiva Temple in Puthia

Protected Areas in Bangladesh
  • 17 National Parks
  • 21 Sanctuaries
  • 2 Safari Parks
  • 10 Eco-parks
  • 2 Botanical Gardens
Longest River Brahmaputra River
Longest Bridge Bangabandhu Bridge
Longest Railway Station Kamalapur Railway Station
Largest Town Moulvibazar
Longest Beach Cox’s Bazar Beach
Largest Lake Kaptai Lake
Largest Island Bhola Island
Highest Mountain Saka Haphong
Biggest Dam Kaptai Dam
Biggest Waterfall Baklai Falls
Tallest Building City Centre Bangladesh
Richest person of Bangladesh Musa Bin Shamser
Best places to visit in Bangladesh Cox’s Bazar

Saint Martin

Kuakata

Sundarban

Bandarban

Rangamati

Chittagong

Sylhet

Comilla

Dhaka

Sonargaon

Bogra

Official Website www.bangladesh.gov.bd

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