About Bangladesh

Bangladesh facts

  • Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
  • Capital:Dhaka
  • Population (2013): 144,233,000
  • Area:147,570 square kilometers (56,977 square miles)
  • Languages:Bangla (Bengali), English
  • Major religions: Islam (88%), Hinduism (11%), and others (0.9%)
  • Currency:Taka
  • Life expectancy: 59
  • GDP per capita: US$1,800
  • Literacy percent: 63%
  • Prime Minister:Sheikh Hasina

If you have decided to visit Bangladesh, you know what to expect. And if you are looking for reasons not to, you will hardly find any.

Bangladesh has the longest natural beach in the world. If you are interested in Islam, you will never have enough of this country and you can visit hundreds of historical mosques and Moghul heritage sites. This country is also very rich in natural environment and has a rich biodiversity, marine and aquatic life and a bustling river culture.

In northern part there are several archaeological sites. The temple city of Puthia in Rajshahi is a major attraction. The Mahasthangarh in Bogra is the largest and the most ancient archaeological site. In Paharpur in Naogaon lies the single largest Buddhist monastery in the whole of Bangladesh. The most ornamental Terracota Hindu Temple called the Kantaji Temple is a major Hindu pilgrimage site. There are also several cultural sites belonging of local leaders of the past called zamindars.

In the Khulna Division in southwestern Bangladesh lies the famous Sundarban – the largest mangrove forest in the world. The Sundarban is very popular for the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger. It also has several other rare birds, plants and animals. Another popular attraction in the same region is the 60-domed mosque in Bagerhat.

In the northeastern part of the country in the Sylhet Division there are several tea plantation sites on hillocks providing beautiful scenery. A visit to the plantation sites would show the factories using almost medieval technologies to produce local tealeaves, which are famed for their taste.

Bangladesh has a lot of indigenous people and a colorful tribal live with distinct culture and tradition. It also offers you a rich cuisine and boasts a way of life you can experience nowhere else in the planet.

A whopping 88% of the population follows the Islam faith and 11% are Hindus while less than one percent follow other religions like Christianity.

If you are looking for almost a quirky reason to visit this country, you ought to visit capital Dhaka to experience a chaotic city life with crazy traffic that would almost blow your mind off.

The name Bangladesh translates to ‘The Land of the Bengali People’. It lies in the largest delta in the world, which is formed by the alluvial plain of the Ganges-Brahmaputra river system. Most of the native people are farmers and live modest agricultural lives and the summer monsoon months are challenging for these people living barely above the sea level when the monsoon rains bring floods and the sea challenges them from the other direction.

Bangladesh was formerly called East Pakistan and it renamed itself after becoming independent from Pakistan in 1971. After Indonesia and Pakistan, Bangladesh has the third largest Muslim population in the world. It also has one of the largest population densities in the world with more than 1,000 people living per square kilometer.

Most of the native farmers practice subsistence farming and rice, jute, tea, and wheat are the main crops. It main exports include garments, jute and jute products, leather, frozen fish and seafood. Cotton textiles, jute, garments and tea processing plants dominate the industrial sector of this poor country.

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