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Bangladesh

 The Country
 
The People's Republic of Bangladesh

 Geographical Location
 
South Asia, between 2034' and 2638' north
 latitude and between 8801' and 9241' east
 longitued; consists  of flat fertile alluvial land.
 Boundary
 
North-India (West Bengal and Meghalaya), West-India (West Bengal), East-India (Tripura and Assam) and
 Myanmar, South-Bay of Bengal.

 Aera
 
59.977 sq. miles or 1,47,570 sq. km. Territorial water
 12 nautical miles in the high seas measured from the
 base line.

 Capital City
 
Dhaka , Metropolitan Area 1528 sq. km.

 Standard Time
 
GMT + 6 Hours

Climate and Climatic Variation
Sub-tropical monsoon. Winter (Nov-February) temperature : average maximum 29C, average minimun 11C ; Summer (March-June) temperature : average maximum 32C, average minimum 21C; Monsoon (July-Oct.)

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

 Humidity
 
Highest : 99 per cent (July), Lowest : 36 per cent
 (Dec. and January)
 
Vegetation
Grassland, mixed evergreen and evergreen
 Population
 
124.0 Million (1997)
 
Population Growth Rate
1.6 percent (1997)
 Infant Mortality Rate
 
72.8 per 1000 (under 1 year)
 
Adult Literacy Rate
44.0% (1996-97)
 Ethnic Groups
 
Predominantly mixed group of Proto
 Astrologist/Dravidians,
 Mongoloids and Aryans
 
Language
95 percent Bangla and 5 percent other dialects. English is widely 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, Vegetables, Pulese, Fish and Meat
Principal Corps and Fruits
Rice, Wheat, Jute, Tea, Tobacco, Sugarcane, Pulses, Oilseeds, Spices, Potatoes, Vegetables, Bannana, Mango, Coconut and Jackfruit.
 
 Principal Rivers
 Padma, Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Meghna,
 Karnaphuli, Teesta, etc. Total
 230 rivers including tributaries.
Mineral Resources
Natural gas, Lime stone, hard rock, coal, lignite, silica sand, white clay, radio active sand, etc. (There is immense possibility of oil deposit)

 Human Resources
 A substantial manpower reserve, trained and
 skilled, engineers, technicians, physicians,
 economists, accountants, administrative and
 managerial personnel, abundance of easily
 trainable and adaptable, hard working, intelligent
 and youthful labor force.
 
Form of Government
The country has a Parliamentary From of Government headed by the Prime Minister. The President is the constitutional head of the State.
 Principal Industries
 
Jute, Tea, Textiles, Garments, Paper, Newsprint,
 Fertilizer, Leather and Leather Goods, Sugar,
 Cement, Fish Processing, Pharmaceuticals,
 Chemicals, Light Engineering, Ceramic, etc.
 
Principal Exports
Readymade garments, frozen food and shrimp, tea, raw jute, jute products, leather and leather products, chemical fertilizer, ceramic tableware, etc.
 Principal Imports
 
Wheat, oil sheeds, crude pertoleum, raw cotton,
 edible oil, petroleum products, fertilizer, cement,
 staple fibers, yarn, iron and steel, capital goods
 and machinery, etc
 
Households
1,47,85,048
 Administrative & Other Units Divisions: 6
 
Districts: 64
 Thana: 495
 
Unions/Wards: 4,472
 Villages: 85,650 Airports: Dhaka, Cittagong, Jessore, Iswardi, Sylhet, Comilla, Cox's Bazar, Thakurgaon, Rajshahi, Barisal and Saidpur.

 Sea Ports: Chittagong and Mongla

Television Stations: Dhaka, Chittagong
 Television Sub-Stations
 Sylhet, Khulna, Natore, Mymensingh, Rangpur,
 Noakhali, Brahmanbaria and Saidpur.
 
Radio Stations
Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Sylhet, Rangamati, Comilla and Thakurgaon
 Communication Media
 
Newspapers: Dailies 71 (Bengali 57, English 14)
 
Educational Institutions
No. of Universities 9 General 2 Technical and 1Islamic
 No. of Colleges: 1,046
 
No. of Secondary Schools: 10,253
 No. of Engineering Colleges: 4
 
No. of Polytechnic Institutes: 20
 No. of Primary Schools: 63,000
 
Currency: Taka
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