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About Bangladesh in detail
Where is Bangladesh?
Bangladesh, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 23 43 N 90 24 E otherwise in Asia, in Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India.
What is the capital of Bangladesh?
The capital city of Bangladesh is: Dhaka.
What is the time in Dhaka?
It is 11 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Dhaka is: UTC+6.
What is the Internet code for Bangladesh?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Bangladesh is: .bd
What is the size of Bangladesh?
The territory of Bangladesh is total: 148,460 sq km; land: 130,170 sq km, water: 18,290 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Bangladesh is slightly smaller than Iowa.
If we would like to walk around and discover Bangladesh, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 4,413 km.
What is the water coverage of Bangladesh?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Bangladesh is covered by water (see below), and this includes 580 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Bangladesh?
The climate of Bangladesh is tropical: mild winter (October to March): hot, humid summer (March to June): humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October).
Geographical data of Bangladesh
The elevation of Bangladesh; mean elevation: 85 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m, highest point: Keokradong 1,230 m.
The typical geographical details of Bangladesh include mostly flat alluvial plain; hilly in southeast.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Bangladesh is most of the country is situated on deltas of large rivers flowing from the Himalayas: the Ganges unites with the Jamuna (main channel of the Brahmaputra) and later joins the Meghna to eventually empty into the Bay of Bengal.
Resources and land use of Bangladesh
The country’s main mined products are natural gas, arable land, timber, coal. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 70.1%; arable land 59%; permanent crops 6.5%; permanent pasture 4.6%; forest: 11.1%; other: 18.8% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Bangladesh
The number of inhabitants of Bangladesh is 156,186,882 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 34.3% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Bangladesh is concentrated in DHAKA (capital) 17.598 million; Chittagong 4.539 million; Khulna 1.022 million; Rajshahi 844,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Bangladesh
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Bengali at least 98%, ethnic groups 1.1%note: Bangladesh's government recognizes 27 ethnic groups under the 2010 Cultural Institution for Small Anthropological Groups Act; other sources estimate there are about 75 ethnic groups; critics of the 2011 census claim that it underestimates the size of Bangladesh's ethnic population (2011 estimate).
Spoken languages in Bangladesh
The spoken languages in Bangladesh are the following: Bangla 98.8% (official language, also known as Bengali), other 1.2% (2011 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Bangladesh?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Muslim 89.1%, Hindu 10%, other 0.9% (includes Buddhist, Christian) (2013 estimate).
Further population data of Bangladesh
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 28.27% (male 22,456,564 / female 21,695,491) 15-24 years: 19.53% (male 15,261,363 / female 15,247,635) 25-54 years: 39.39% (male 29,565,250 / female 31,951,537) 55-64 years: 6.77% (male 5,232,828 / female 5,342,822) 65 years and over: 6.04% (male 4,493,557 / female 4,939,835) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Bangladesh is 1.05% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Bangladesh the birth rate is 19 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 5.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Bangladesh the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Bangladesh, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Bangladesh are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 2.8% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Bangladesh
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Bangladesh's economy has grown roughly 6% per year since 1996 despite political instability, poor infrastructure, corruption, insufficient power supplies, slow implementation of economic reforms, and the 2008-09 global financial crisis and recession. AlthGarment exports, the backbone of Bangladesh's industrial sector, accounted for more than 80% of total exports and surpassed $25 billion in 2016. The sector continues to grow, despite a series of factory accidents that have killed more than 1,000 workers,.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Bangladesh is $226.8 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Bangladesh is 6.9% (2016 estimate) 6.8% (2015 estimate) 6.3% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Bangladesh this is $3,900 (2016 estimate) $3,700 (2015 estimate) $3,500 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Bangladesh produces?
The main agricultural products of Bangladesh are rice, jute, tea, wheat, sugarcane, potatoes, tobacco, pulses, oilseeds, spices, fruit; beef, milk, poultry.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are jute, cotton, garments, paper, leather, fertilizer, iron and steel, cement, petroleum products, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, tea, salt, sugar, edible oils, soap and detergent, fabricated metal products, electricity, natural gas. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on jute, cotton, garments, paper, leather, fertilizer, iron and steel, cement, petroleum products, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, tea, salt, sugar, edible oils, soap and detergent, fabricated metal products, electricity, natural gas.
Drinking water source in Bangladesh
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 86.5% of population, rural: 87% of population, total: 86.9% of population. Unimproved: urban: 13.5% of population, rural: 13% of population, total: 13.1% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Bangladesh
In Bangladesh the average number of childbirth is 2.19 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Bangladesh
The average age of the population is total: 26.3 years; male: 25.6 years, female: 26.9 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Bangladesh it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Bangladesh is -3.1 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Bangladesh. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, but limited to select countriesresidency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Bangladesh a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Bangladesh
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Bangladesh density of the hospital beds is 0.6 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Bangladesh the degree of risk: highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria are high risks in some locationswater contact disease: leptospirosisanimal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Bangladesh the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Bangladesh is 3.3% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Bangladesh? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Bangladesh are droughts; cyclones; much of the country routinely inundated during the summer monsoon season.
More interesting facts about Bangladesh
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Muslim conversions and settlement in the region now referred to as Bangladesh began in the 10th century, primarily from Arab and Persian traders and preachers. Europeans established trading posts in the area in the 16th century. Eventually the area known as Bengal, primarily Hindu in the western section and mostly Muslim in the eastern half, became part of British India. Partition in 1947 resulted in an eastern wing of Pakistan in the Muslim-majority area, which became East Pakistan. Calls for greater autonomy and animosity between the eastern and western wings of Pakistan led to a Bengali independence movement. That movement, led by the Awami League (AL) and supported by India, won the independence war for Bangladesh in 1971, during which at least 300,000 civilians died.The post-independence AL government faced daunting challenges and in 1975 was overthrown by the military, triggering a series of military coups that resulted in a military-backed government and subsequent creation of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in 1978. That government also ended in a coup in 1981, followed by military-backed rule until democratic elections occurred in 1991. The BNP and AL alternated in power between 1991 and 2013, with the exception of a military-backed, emergency caretaker regime that suspended parliamentary elections planned for January 2007 in an effort to reform the political system and root out corruption. That government returned the country to fully democratic rule in December 2008 with the election of the AL and Prime Minister Sheikh HASINA. In January 2014, the incumbent AL won the national election by an overwhelming majority after the BNP boycotted, extending HASINA's term as prime minister. With the help of international development assistance, Bangladesh has reduced the poverty rate from over half of the population to less than a third, achieved Millennium Development Goals for maternal and child health, and made great progress in food security since independence. The economy has grown at an annual average of about 6% over the last two decades and the country reached World Bank lower-middle income status in 2015..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Bangladesh: 16 December 1971 (from West Pakistan).
The flag and other symbols of Bangladesh
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, green field with a large red disk shifted slightly to the hoist side of center; the red disk represents the rising sun and the sacrifice to achieve independence; the green field symbolizes the lush vegetation of Bangladesh.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Bangladesh: Bengal tiger, water lily; national colors: green, red.
Constitution of Bangladesh
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Bangladesh?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Bangladesh is mixed legal system of mostly English common law and Islamic law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Bangladesh, we can highlight the following structures unicameral House of the Nation or Jatiya Sangsad (350 seats; 300 members in single-seat territorial constituencies directly elected by simple majority popular vote; 50 members - reserved for women only - indirectly elected by the elected members by proportional representation vote using the single transferable vote method; all members serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 5 January 2014 (next to be held by January 2019); note - the 5 January 2014 poll was marred by widespread violence, boycotts, general strikes, and low voter turnoutelection results: percent of vote by party - AL-led Alliance 79%, JP (Ershad) 11.3%, WP 2.1%, JSD 1.8%, other parties 1.0%, independent 4.8%; seats by party - AL 234, JP 34, WP 6, JSD 5, other 5, independent 15; 1 seat repolled.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Bangladesh
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Bangladesh the labor force is 83.59 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Bangladesh is total: 32.9 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 35.2 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 30.4 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Bangladesh is 4.9% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Bangladesh, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 4% highhest 10%: 27% (2010 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Bangladesh the GINI index is .32,1 (2010).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Bangladesh the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 4% highhest 10%: 27% (2010 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Bangladesh
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Bangladesh is; revenues: $23.78 billion, expenditures: $35.32 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 10.5% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Bangladesh is 1 July - 30 June.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Bangladesh
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 5.6% (2016 estimate), 6.2% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 10.7% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Bangladesh
Bangladesh, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Bangladesh is: $33.32 billion (2016 estimate), $31.74 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: garments, knitwear, agricultural products, frozen food (fish and seafood), jute and jute goods, leather.
The most important imported products are: cotton, machinery and equipment, chemicals, iron and steel, foodstuffs, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 22.4%, India 14.1%, Singapore 5.2% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Bangladesh
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Bangladesh, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 2.3% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Bangladesh, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Bangladesh; inadequate for a modern country; introducing digital systems; trunk systems include VHF and UHF microwave radio relay links, and some fiber-optic cable in citiesdomestic: fixed-line teledensity remains only about 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone subscribership has been increasing rapidly and now approaches 80 telephones per 100 personsinternational: country code - 880; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-4 fiber-optic submarine cable system that provides links to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia; satellite earth stations - 6; international radiotelephone communications and landline service to neighborin (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Bangladesh
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Bangladesh: 18 (2013), and the number of heliports: 3 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Bangladesh: total: 21,269 km, paved: 2,021 km, unpaved: 19,248 km (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Bangladesh: 8,370 km (includes up to 3,060 km of main cargo routes; network reduced to 5,200 km in the dry season) (2011).
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Facts about Bangladesh
Name of the country: conventional long form: People's Republic of Bangladesh, conventional short form: Bangladesh, local long form: Gana Prajatantri Bangladesh, local short form: Bangladesh, former: East Bengal, East Pakistan, etymology: the name - a compound of the Bengali words "Bangla" (Bengal) and "desh" (country) - means "Country of Bengal".
|Abbrevation: Bangladesh||Geographic coordinates:
24 00 N, 90 00 E
|Capital of Bangladesh: Dhaka||GPS of the Capital:
23 43 N 90 24 E
|Position: Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India|
|Land area: total: 148,460 sq km; land: 130,170 sq km, water: 18,290 sq km||Terrain: mostly flat alluvial plain; hilly in southeast
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than Iowa|
|Population: 156,186,882 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.05% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.04 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.93 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.98 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.97 male(s) / female, total population: 0.97 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $33.32 billion (2016 estimate), $31.74 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $39.17 billion (2016 estimate), $37.63 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 22.4%, India 14.1%, Singapore 5.2% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 34.3% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): DHAKA (capital) 17.598 million; Chittagong 4.539 million; Khulna 1.022 million; Rajshahi 844,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 26.3 years; male: 25.6 years, female: 26.9 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 24.33 million. Percent of population: 14.4% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 830,800. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 133.72 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 79 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 4.9% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Bangladeshi(s) adjective: Bangladeshi||National holidays: Independence Day, 26 March (1971); Victory Day, 16 December (1971)emorializes the military victory over Pakistan and the official creation of the state of Bangladesh|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 73.2 years. Male: 71 years, female: 75.4 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.19 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 19 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 61.5%; male: 64.6%, female: 58.5% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of mostly English common law and Islamic law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: jute, cotton, garments, paper, leather, fertilizer, iron and steel, cement, petroleum products, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, tea, salt, sugar, edible oils, soap and detergent, fabricated metal products, electricity, natural gas||Industrial production growth rate: 8.4% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 6.9% (2016 estimate) 6.8% (2015 estimate) 6.3% (2014 estimate)|
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