Profile of Bangladesh

Bangladesh was born after a liberation war in 1971 against then-West Pakistan. In the liberated 50 years of the country, the country has grown itself economically, culturally, and industrially in the realm of natural disasters which are a common phenomenon in the region.

 

The Country:

The people's Republic of Bangladesh

Geographical location:

South Asia; between 20° 34´ and 26° 38´ north latitude and between 88° 01´ and 92° 41´ east longitude; consists of flat fertile alluvial land.

Boundaries:

North - India (West Bengal Meghalaya) West - India (West Bengal) East- India (Tripura & Assam) & Myanmar South - Bay of Bengal

Area:

147,570 square km. (Territorial water - 12 nautical miles)

Capital City:

Dhaka Metropolitan Area 1528 sq.km

Standard time:

GMT+ 6 hours.

Climate:

Sub-tropical monsoon.

Temperature:

13.90c to 32.60c

Rainfall:

1194 mm to 3454 mm (average during monsoon, June-August)

Humidity:

Highest #99 percent (July), Lowest #36 percent (December and January)

Population:

170.51 Million (Population & Housing Census Report 2011, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics)

Population Growth Rate:

1.37 percent

Population Density:

1015 Person per sq km

Total fertility rate:

2.17 Children born/woman (2017 est.)

Life expectancy:

73.4 years (2017 (est.)

Birth Rate:

18.8 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Mortality rate:

5.4 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Adult literacy rate:

72.8 Percent (15 years +)

Language:

95 percent Bangla and 5 percent other dialect. English is widely spoken.

Religion:

Muslim (89.6%), Hindu (9.3%), Butdhist (0.60%) Christain (0.30%), & Animists and believers in tribal faiths (0.20%)

Food:

Rice, Vegetables, pulses, fish and meat.

Mineral resources:

Natural gas, limestone, hard rock, coal, Lignite, silica sand white clay, radio active Sand etc. (There is a strong possibility of oil deposit)

Human resources:

A substantial manpower reserve, trained From 34 public government and technical University along with 56 Private University and 18 Electronic media

Skilled:

Engineers, technicians, physicians’ economists, Accountants, administrative and managerial, personal abundance of low cost, easily trained and adaptable, hardworking, intelligent and Youthful labour force.

 

Source: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics & www.bbs.gov.bd