Bangladesh At A Glance


Bangladesh at a Glance 

Bangladesh's Information:

Official Name The People’s Republic of Bangladesh
President Abdul Hamid
Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina
State Religion Islam but other main religions namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity are practiced in peace and harmony.
Language State language is Bangla But English is used as second language.
National Anthem: The first ten lines of “Amar Sonar Bangla” written by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
National Flag: Consists of a circle coloured red throughout its area, resting on a green rectangular background. The length to width ratio of the rectangle is 10:6 and the circle has a radius of one fifth of the length
National Emblem: The national flower “Shapla” (nymphea-nouchali) resting on water, having on each side an ear of paddy and being surmounted by three connected leaves of jute with two stars on each side of the leaves.
Capital Dhaka
Administrative Division Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Khulna, Rajshahi, Barisal and Rangpur.
Nationality Bangladeshi
Name of Currency: Taka (TK)
Time Zone GMT + 6 hours
Geographical Location: Between 20°34′ and 26°38′ north latitude and between 88°01′ and 92°41′ east longitude.
Boundary: North: India, West: India, South: Bay of Bengal, East: India and Myanmar
Land Area: 56977 sq. miles or 147570 sq. km.
Territorial Water: 200 nautical miles.
Principal industries: Readymade Garments, pharmaceuticals, cements, garment accessories, chemicals, fertilizers, newsprint, leather and leather goods, paper, sugar, jute, ship building
Principal exports: Readymade garments, frozen foods (shrimps), leather, leather products, jute, jute products, tea, ceramic, textile fabrics, home textile, chemical product, light engineering products including bi-cycle.
Water way  
Sea Port Chittagong , Mongla and Payra
Inland Water port Dhaka, Chandpur, Barisal, Khulna, Baghabari, Sirajganj, Sharishabari, Narayanganj, Bhairab Bazar, Ashuganj.
International Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet
Domestic Dhaka, Chittagong, Jessore, Ishwardi, Sylhet, Comilla, Cox’s Bazar, Thakurgaon, Syedpur, Rajshahi and Barisal.


Explore Beautiful Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar:

Cox's Bazar is one of the most attractive tourist spots in the Bangladesh. It is known for its wide and long sandy beach, which is considered by many as having the world's longest unbroken (120 km) beach. The beach gently sloping down to the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal against the background of a chain of hills covered with deep green forests.  The other attractions are colorful pagodas, Buddhist temples and tribes, delightful sea food and many other things. Cox's Bazar is connected both by air and road from Dhaka and Chittagong.

St. Martin's Island:

St. Martin's Island is a small island (area only 8 km2) in the northeastern part of the Bay of Bengal, about 9 km south of the tip of the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf peninsula, and forming the southernmost part of Bangladesh. The island is also known as "Narical Gingira", which means 'Coconut Island' in Bengali, and "Daruchini Dwip". It is the solely coral island in Bangladesh.


Kuakata is one of the rare beaches where one can see full view of both the sunrise and sunset. It is located in the Patuakhali district which is about 320 Kilometers south of Dhaka, the capital, and about 70 Kilometers from the district headquarters. The Kuakata beach is 30 km long and 6 km wide.


Sundarban is the world largest mangrove forest. It is one of the World Heritage sites in Bangladesh declared by UNESCO recently. The forest is located near Khulna about 320 Km. west of Dhaka. The forest is full of biological diversity and an excellent example of ecological process. It is also known for its wide range of fauna, especially Royal Bengal Tiger, including 260 bird species, deer, crocodile, python and several types of diversified trees. The area of Sundarbans is approximately 6000 sq. km.

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