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DCCI :: Profile: Bangladesh
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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 20 degree 34 and 26 degree 38 North Latitude and between 88 degree 01 and 92 degree 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
159.9 million (2015-16 Projected)
Life expectancy
69.4 years (men), 72.0 years (women), 70.9 (Both)
Per Capita GDP
US $ 1385
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: 45.1%, industry: 20.08%, services: 34.01%
Literacy Rate
63.6% (HIES 2015)
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 18.17%, Germany 14.57%, UK 11.13%, France 5.41%, Belgium 2.97%, Italy 4.05%, Canada 3.25%, Netherlands 2.47%
Imports - partners
China 29.57%, India 13.37%, Singapore 5.25%, Japan 4.84%, Malaysia 3.87%, Korea Rep. of 3.32%, Hong Kong 19.3%, USA 2.64%
Communications
Railways: 2,877 km, Roadways: total: 21,302 km, Waterways: 24,000 km (Navigable 5968)
Seminar & Workshop
Jul 21, 2017
Training Course on "Logistics, Inventory and Store Management" to be held during 21-22 July 2017 from 10.00 am to 05.30 pm
Jul 14, 2017
Training Course on "Development of Managerial Leadership Skill" to be held during 14-15 July 2017 from 10.00 am to 05.30 pm
Jul 14, 2017
Workshop on "ICT for Efficient Office Management" to be held during 14-15 July 2017 from 10.00 am to 05.30 pm
Jul 07, 2017
Training Course on "Rules & Procedures of VAT & Income Tax" to be held during 07-08 July 2017 from 10.00 am to 05.30 pm
Jul 07, 2017
Workshop on "Key to Successful Corporate Communication & Presentation Skills" to be held during 07-08 July 2017 from 10.00 am to 05.30 pm
Latest News
Jun 10, 2017
DCCI trade team off to China to attend 12th China-South-Asia Business Forum
Jun 08, 2017
Accreditation for quality construction and the built environment: DCCI-BAB seminar
Jun 01, 2017
Increased allocation in infrastructure will boost investment climate: DCCI in its initial comments on budget 2017-18
May 21, 2017
DCCI proposes for National Infrastructure Development & Monitoring Advisory Authority (NIDMAA)
DBI Training Activities
Dec 16, 2016
New Economic Thinking: Bangladesh 2030 and Beyond