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Bangladesh Country Profile
Official Name
People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Form of Government
Parliamentary Form of Government
Head of State
President
Head of Government
Prime Minister
Geographical Location
In South Asia: between 200 34 and 260 38 North Latitude and between 88001 and 920 41 East Longitude Consists of mostly flat fertile alluvial land.
Boundaries
North: India (West Bengal & Meghalaya), West: India (West Bengal), East: India, (Tripura & Assam) and Myanmar, South: Bay of Bengal
Area
147,570 sq km (56,977 sq miles) (Territorial water- 12 nautical miles)
Capital City
Dhaka (Metropolitan Area 522 sq. kms.)
Standard Time
GMT +6 hours
Climate
Tropical; Mild Winter (October to March); Hot, Humid Summer (March to June); Humid- Warm Rainy Monsoon (June to October)
Rainfall
1194 mm to 3454 mm (June- August)
Population
146.1 million (Provisional estimate in 2009-10)
Life expectancy
65.6 years (men), 70 years (women), 66.8 (Both)
Per Capita GDP
US $684
Internet domain
.bd
International dialling code
+880
Land boundaries
Total: 4,246 km (border countries: Myanmar 193 km, India 4,053 km)
Highest peak
Keokradong (Bandarban Hill District) 1,230 m
Labor force
by occupation: agriculture: 48.4%, industry: 24.3%, services: 14.2%
Literacy Rate
54.8 %
Language
95 percent Bengali, 5 percent other dialects. English is widely understood and spoken.
Religion
Muslim (88.3%), Hindu (10.5%), Buddhist (0.6%), Christian (0.3%) and Animists and believers in tribal faiths (0.3%).
Food
Rice, bread, fruits, vegetables, pulses, fish, meat and potato
Currency
Taka (BDT)
Principal Industries
Jute, Tea, Textiles, Ready Made Garments (RMG), Paper, Newsprint, Fertilizer, Leather and Leather Goods, Sugar, Cement, Fish processing, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Industries, Plastic and Ceramics.
Major Trading Partners
USA, EU countries, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, UAE etc.
Traditional Export Goods
Raw Jute, Jute Goods, Tea, Leather, and Leather Products etc.
Non-traditional Exports
Ready-made garments, Knitwear, Frozen Shrimps, Other Fish products, Jute Carpet, Shoes and other leather goods, Newsprint, Paper, Naphtha, Furnace Oil, Urea, Fruits & Vegetables, Cut Flower, Handicrafts, Jewelries.
Principal Imports
Petroleum products, Food Grains, Oil Seeds, Crude Petroleum, Fertilizer, Cement Clinker, Staple Fibers, Yarn, Fabrics, Iron, & Steel, Capital Machineries, Automobiles etc.
International Airports
Dhaka International Airport, Dhaka, Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong and Osmani International Airport, Sylhet.
Domestic Airports
Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Cox’s Bazar, Thakurgaon, Syedpur, Rajshahi, Jessore, Barisal and Ishwardi.
Domestic Airlines
Public Sector: Bangladesh Biman, Private Sector: GMG Airlines, Best Air, Royal Bengal and United Airways (BD.) Ltd.
Sea Ports
Chittagong and Mongla
Inland River Ports
Dhaka, Chandpur, Barisal, Khulna, Bhairab, Naryanganj, Sirajganj.
Land Ports
Benapol, Teknaf, Banglabandha, Sonamasjid, Hili, Darshana, Birol, Burimari, Tamabil, Haluaghat, Akhaura, Bibirbazar and Bhomra.
Radio Broadcast Station
Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Comilla, Rangamati and Thakurgaon.
TV Broadcast
Dhaka, Natore, Chittagong, Brahmanbaria, Patuakhali, Noakhali Bangladesh Television, Chanel I, ATN Bangla, NTV etc.
Press
The Daily Star, The Financial Express, New Age, Prothom alo, Jugantor, Ittefaq, Inquilab etc are some prominent dailies.
News Agency
Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), UNB, Bdnews24.com etc.
Satellite Station
Betbunia and Talibabad
Tourist Season
October to March
Exports - partners
USA 24.4%, Germany 13.5%, UK 9.3%, France 6.3%, Netherlands 6.3%, Italy 3.8%
Imports - partners
China 17.7%, India 15%, Singapore 7.3%, Japan 4.9%, Malaysia 4.9%, Australia 2.6%, USA 2.2%, Taiwan 2.5%, Germany 2.2%
Communications
Railways: 2,768 km, Roadways: total: 239,226 km, Waterways: 8,370 km
Seminar & Workshop
Jan 27, 2017
Training Course on "Effective Business Negotiation" to be held during 27-28 January 2017 from 10.00 am to 05.30 pm
Jan 20, 2017
Training Course on "Guide to Export, Import & Indenting Business" to be held during 20-21 January 2017 from 10.00 am to 05.30 pm
Jan 20, 2017
Workshop on "Branding and Brand Management for Business Success" to be held during 20-21 January 2017 from 10.00 am to 05.30 pm
Jan 13, 2017
Training Course on "Managing Accounts- Best Practices" to be held during 13-14 January 2017 from 10.00 am to 05.30 pm
Jan 13, 2017
Workshop on "Team Building Skills for Productivity Development" to be held during 13-14 January 2017 from 10.00 am to 05.30 pm
Latest News
Jan 22, 2017
Speakers for exploring new export market for Bangladeshi mango
Jan 18, 2017
DCCI urges for reducing cost of doing business
Jan 17, 2017
Task force to be formed to facilitate business: Commerce Minister
Jan 12, 2017
Equity investment for development of agro SMEs urged
DBI Training Activities
Dec 16, 2016
New Economic Thinking: Bangladesh 2030 and Beyond