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People's Republic of Bangladesh

Gana Prajatantri Bangladesh

Location Southern Asia
Bordered By
India, Myanmar (Burma)

Bangladesh in Asia

map of Bangladesh

Total Area 55,598 sq mi (143,998 sq km)
Greatest Distance E-W 288 mi (463 km)
Greatest Distance N-S 464 mi (747 km)
Coastline 357 mi (575 km)
Highest Point Mount Keokradong, 4,034 ft (1,230 m)
Lowest Point Indian Ocean coast
, 0 ft (0 m)
Natural Resources natural gas, arable land, timber, coal

Nationality Bangladeshi
Population (July 2013 est)
163,654,860
Largest Cities Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna
Ethnic Groups Bengali
Religions Muslim, Hindu
Languages Bangla (official), English

Capital Dhaka
Form of Government parliamentary democracy
Present Constitution Adopted November 10, 1986
Chief of State
President Abdul Hamid (since April 24, 2013)
Head of Government Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed (since January 6, 2009)
Cabinet selected by the Prime Minister and appointed by the President
Legislature unicameral National Parliament (Jatiya Sangsad
Judiciary
Supreme Court
Administrative Divisions
6 divisions

Currency Taka
Per Capita Income
$2,000
Industries cotton textiles, jute, garments, tea processing, paper newsprint, cement, chemical fertilizer, light engineering, sugar
Agricultural Products rice, jute, tea, wheat, sugarcane, potatoes, tobacco, pulses, oilseeds, spices, fruit; beef, milk, poultry
Export Commodities garments, jute and jute goods, leather, frozen fish and seafood
Import Commodities machinery and equipment, chemicals, iron and steel, textiles, foodstuffs, petroleum products, cement

Independence from Pakistan Achieved March 26, 1971
National Holiday Indepence Day, March 26
Flag green field, symbolizing the lush vegetation of Bangladesh; red disk, representing the rising sun and the sacrifice to achieve independence

flag of Bangladesh

SEE ALSO
India
Myanmar (Burma)
Pakistan

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