Bangladesh Facts

Conventional long form : People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Independence : 25 March 1971, from Pakistan
Currency : Bangladeshi taka
Official language : Bengali
Religion : Islam
Capital city : Dhaka
Population : 156.6 million (2013)
Literacy : Total – 61.5%,   Male – 64.6% ,   Female – 58.5% (est. 2015)

Bangladesh Trade
Exports : Garments, frozen fish and seafood, jute and jute goods, leather
Imports : Machinery and equipment, Chemicals, Iron and steel, Textiles, Foodstuffs, Petroleum products, Cement

Bangladesh Geography
Continent : Asia
Total Area : 147,570 km² (56,977 sq mi)
Time Zone : Bangladesh Standard Time, GMT+6
Location : Located in South Asia
Boundaries : India 4,142 km, Myanmar (Burma) 271 km
Climate : Bangladesh has a tropical monsoon-type climate, with a hot and rainy summer and a dry winter
Terrain : land is mostly flat with a few hilly areas in the east and southeast. Has thick mangrove and tropical rain forests
Lowest Point : Indian Ocean (0 m)
Highest Point : Keokradong, 1,230 m
Major Rivers : Brahmaputra River, Ganges River, Surma River, Atrai River, Raidak River, Mahananda River, Teesta River, Karnaphuli River, Meghna River, Bangshi
Mountains : Saka Haphong (Mowdok Taung), Zow Tlang (Mowdok Mual), Dumlong, Jogi Haphong, Keokradong, Maithai jama Haphong, Thingdawl Te Tlang, Mukhra Thuthai Haphong, Hajra Haphong, Kapital (Capital)

National Game : Kabaddi
Popular Sports : Cricket, Football
National Bird : Magpie robin
National Animal : Royal Bengal tiger
Popular Food : Different varieties of flat breads (Luchi, Porota, Bakhorkhani, Nan, Ruti etc) and Rice with curries
Attire : Men : mostly western wear,   Women : Sarees
Top Cities / Towns : Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Barisal, Sylhet, Rangpur, Comilla, Gazipur, Narayanganj
Tourist Attractions : Lalbagh Fort, Ahsan Manzil, Somapura Mahavihara, Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, Sixty Dome Mosque, Bangladesh National Museum, Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho, Bangladesh National Zoo, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park, Baitul Mukarram National Mosque

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