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Bangladesh at a Glance

Bangladesh at a Glance:

Name of the country: The People’s Republic Of Bangladesh

Conventional Short Form: Bangladesh

Independence Day: Twenty six March

Victory Day: 16th December

National Flag: Flag Ratio 10:6 or 5:3

Legal System: Based on English Common Law

Suffrage: 18 years of Age, universal

Capital City: Dhaka

Nationality: Bangalee

Citizenship: Bangladeshi

Official Currency: Taka, Currency Code BDT, Demonization’s of currency in force: Note: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2: Coins 5, 2, 1.

Fiscal Year: 1st July -30 June

Languages: Bangla (Official), English is widely spoken and used

International Mother Language Day: 21st February

Religion: Islam (Major), Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism and others

National Anthem: Aamar Sonar Bangla (My Golden Bangla), First 10 lines

Local Time: GMT+6 Hours

Military: Army, Navy and Air force, Costal Guard

Paramilitary Forces: BGB, Bangladesh Ansar, Village defense parties, Armed police Battalions, National cadet corps.

Graphical Location: In south Asia, between 20 degree 30’ and 26 degree 38’ north latitude and between 88 degree 01’ and 92 degree 41’ east longitude.

Area and formation: 147570 square kilometers, consist of fat fertile land.

Location and Boundary: Southern Asia, Bordering by the Bay of Bengal, Myanmar and India. North India (Wes Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya) West India (West Bengal), East India (Tripura, Mizoram and Assam) and Myanmar, South: Bay of Bengal.

Land Boundaries: Total 4427 kilometer, Myanmar 271kilometer, India 4156 kilometer.

Border countries: India and Myanmar.

Coastline: 711 kilometer.

Maritime claims: Territorial sea-12 nautical miles, continental shelf-up to the outer limits of the continental margin, contiguous zone-18 nautical miles, and exclusive economic zone-200 nautical miles.

Resources (Natural): Natural gas, coal, hard rock, lime stones, ceramic clay, glass sand, timber and arable land.

Climate: Bangladesh has a tropical monsoon climate. Rainy seasons of the southwest monsoon from June to September, the rainfall is heavy and frequent ranges between 1500-2500mm/60-100 inches of rain a year. The winter seasons starts from November to February and summer season from March until early June. Humidity is high.

Rainfall: Monsoon-Average rainfall 1194 mm to 3454mm, 120-345cm (47”-136”) (Average during the monsoon).

Humidity: Highest-98 %( July and August).

Agricultural products: Rice, wheat, jute, tea, sugarcane, potatoes, tobacco, pulse, oil seeds, spice, fruit, vegetable, bananas, mangoes, coconut, beef, milk and poultry.

Industries: Cotton textile, tea, jute, garments, paper, newsprint, cement, chemical fertilizer, light engineering, electric cable, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, leather, fish and sugar.

Export Commodities: Garments, knit were, Raw Jute and jute goods, Tea, leather, Frozen fish and sea food, Naphtha, furnace oil, urea, ceramics product.

Import commodities: Machineries and equipment, chemicals, iron and steel, cotton textiles, food staff, crude petroleum, fertilizer, yarn, oil seed, clinker.

Sea Port: Chittagong, Mongla (Khulna) and proposed Piara (Potuakhali)

River Port: Dhaka, Narayanganj, Baghabari, Aricha, Potuakhali, Bhola, Norsingdi, Borguna, Noyapara, Banrisal, Khulna, chandpur, Mirkadim, Chatok, Asuganj, Bhairab Bazar, Notakhola, Douladia, Tongi, Mawa, Char Janajat and Meghana Ghat.

Land Port: Benapol, Tamabil, Burimari, Hilli, Akhura, Darsana, Bhomra, Birol, Bibir Bazar, Sinamosjid, Teknaf, Banglabandha, Bilonia, Asuganj, Ramgarh, Gobrakura, and koraitali, Bango sonahat, chilahati, Jibonnagar.

Railways: Total 2808 kilometer

Roads: Total 21454 kilometer

Water Ways: 8372 kilometer (Includes 3060 kilometers main caro roots)

Major Rivers: Padma, Meghna, Jamuna, Surma, Brahmaputra, Rupsha, Posur, sangu, Karmafuli (Total 310 rivers including tributaries, source BWDB)

Airports: Eleven, three International and eight domestic

Calling Country Code: +88

National Animal: Royal Bengal Tiger

National Bird: Oriental Magpie Robin

National Fish: Hilsha

National Flower: White water lily

National Fruit: Jack Fruit

National Tree: Mango tree

Banking hours: 10 am to 04 pm Sunday to Thursday. Fridays & Saturday (2 days) are closed

Working Hours: Sunday to Thursday 9 am to 5 pm (Friday & Saturday (2 days) are closed (n)

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