At a glance of Bangladesh

Name Description
Official Name The People's Republic of Bangladesh
Government Parliamentary form of government, headed by the Prime Minister
Location & Borders South Asia bordered by India on the east,west & north and by Bay of Bengal on the south and small border strip with Myanmar on the southeast.
Area/Land 147,570 square km-mostly alluvial fertile plain. Territorial Waters 22.22 km. Economic Zone up to 370.40 km. in the high seas, measured from the base lin
Climate/Seasons Average winter temp (Max 29 deg. C and Min 11 deg. C) . Average Summer temp ( Max 40 deg. C and Min 21 deg C) . Seasons: Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, Late Autumn, Winter & Spring .
Annual rainfall Varies from 160 cm to 400 cm at different areas.
Humidity Highest 99 % during peak summer in July, Lowest 36% during winter in Dec-Jan
Standard Time GMT+6 hours
Population/Literacy 140.6 million /68.5%
Official Language Bangla, English is generally understood and widely spoken.
Capital Dhaka, Area 1416 sq. km.
Administrative Units Division:6; Zila:64; Thana:507; Union:4484; Village:87319
Major cities
Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Khulna, Rajshahi, Barisal, Mymensing & Comilla
Airports Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Jessore, Rajshahi, Iswardi, Cox's Bazar, Syedpur and Barisal.
International Airport Dhaka, Sylhet and Chittagong
Sea Port Chittagong and Mongla
Places of tourist interest Colorful tribal life of Hill Tracts, World's largest and longest sea beach at Cox's Bazar, Kuakata and Parky sea beach, Foy's Lake , Dulahajra safari park, Sitakund echo park at Chittagong, century old historical sites at Dhaka, Pharpur, Moinamati, Mohastangar, Sundarban the home of Royal Bengal Tiger and world's largest mangrove ferest, lash green tea gargens of Sylhet, riverine life etc.
Tourist season October to March
Banking hour Sunday- Thursday (9:00 am-3:00 pm)
Exchange rate Taka (T.) / Floating exchange rate hovers round US$ 1.00= Tk. 68.51, Euro 1.00=Tk 90.84
Religion 4 Major religions: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity
Sectoral share of GDP 21.77% agriculture, 29.01% industry, 49.22% service (2005-06).
GDP/rate of growth US$ 68.14 billion /6.71% (2006-07)
Per Capita GDP/GNI US$554 / US$482 (2005-06)
Annual Export/Import US$ 14,110.80 billion (2007-08) / US$ 15.51 billion (2006-2007)
Major 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.
Major imports Oil, edible oil, petroleum product, wheat, seeds, fertilizer, yarn, capital goods, machinery, power generating machinery, scientific & medical equipment, iron & steel, motor vehicles, raw cotton, chemicals.
Major trading partners USA, EU countries, China, India, Pakistan, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and UAE