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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
Mar 24, 2017
Training Course on "Logistics, Inventory and Store Management" to be held during 24-25 March, 2017 from 10.00 am to 05.30 pm
Mar 10, 2017
Training Course on "How to Operate Export & Import Business" to be held during 10-11 March, 2017 from 10.00 am to 05.30 pm
Mar 03, 2017
Training Course on "Financial Management" to be held during 03-04 March, 2017 from 10.00 am to 05.30 pm
Mar 03, 2017
Workshop on "Leadership Skills: Be a Dynamic Leader" to be held during 10-11 February 2017 from 10.00 am to 05.30 pm
Feb 24, 2017
Training Course on "Corporate Etiquette and Grooming for Professionals" to be held during 24-25 February, 2017 from 10.00 am to 05.30 pm
Latest News
Feb 25, 2017
Gas price hike will increase cost of doing business: DCCI
Feb 23, 2017
Equal development of Dhaka and Suburbs will lead us to middle income country status
Feb 19, 2017
BISCIC industrial area will be established beside SEZs and EPZs: Planning Minister
Feb 11, 2017
Bangladeshi pharmaceutical industry may have bright future in Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan Industry and Commerce Minister
DBI Training Activities
Dec 16, 2016
New Economic Thinking: Bangladesh 2030 and Beyond