: People’s Republic of Bangladesh
: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
: Hon’ble President Mr. Md. Abdul Hamid
: Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
: Bangladesh is situated in the eastern part of the South Asian sub-continent. It lies between latitudes 20°34´ and 26°38´ North, and longitudes 88°01´ and 92°41´ East. The Country is bordered by India on the west, north and east, having a small border strip with Myanmar in the south-east and by the Bay of Bengal on the south.
: 1,47,570 sq kms (56,977 sq miles) | (land: 133,910 sq km, water: 10,090 sq km)
: Bangalees as a nation and Bangladeshi as citizen
- Muslims – 86.6%,
- Hindus – 12.1%,
- Buddhists – 0.6%,
- Christians -0.4%,
- Others -0.3%.
- Bangla (national language) spoken by 95%
- English is widely understood and spoken.
: Taka; Tk (BDT, Symbol = ৳). (US$ 1= 83.84 Approx.)
: BST (GMT +6 Hours)
: 8 (Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi, Barisal, Sylhet, Rangpur, Mymensingh)
: 167,395,547 crores (2019 Estimated) | Bangladesh ranks number 8 in the list of countries by population
- Bengalis (98%)
- Other small ethnic groups (2%) including Chakma, Marma, Santal, Garo, Manipuri, Tripura, and Tanchangya.
: 72.89% (2017)
: Friday & Saturday, some govt and non-govt offices remain open on Saturdays
: 26th March
: 16th December
: 21st February (Also recognized as the International Mother Language Day)
: Road, Air, Rail, Waterways