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THE COUNTRY 2017-05-07T05:51:25+00:00

Bangladesh emerged as an independent and sovereign country
in 1971 following a nine month war of liberation.

It is one of the largest deltas of the world with a total area of 147,570 sq. km. With a unique communal harmony, Bangladesh has a population of about 152.51 million, making it one of the densely populated countries of the world. The majority (over 88%) of the people are Muslim. Over 98% of the people speak in Bangla. English, however, is widely spoken. The country is covered with a network of rivers and canals forming a maze of interconnecting channels. Being an active partner, Bangladesh plays vital role   in the international and regional forum, particularly in the UN, Commonwealth and South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

Official Name:
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Principal Rivers:
Padma, Meghna, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Teesta, Surma and Karnaphuli.
(total 310 rivers including tributaries).

Political System:
Parliamentary democracy

Major Cities:
Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet,
Barisal, Rangpur

Capital Name:

Principal industries:
Readymade garments, pharmaceuticals, cements, garment accessories, chemicals, fertilizers, newsprint, leather and leather goods, paper,
sugar, jute, ship building

Time Zone:
GMT + 6 hours

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.


Gross Domestic Product

For almost two decades, Bangladesh has experienced a solid economic growth. A gradual structural transformation is primarily stirring the agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP) share, yet this trigger is also making an impact to the service sector and slightly to the industry sector.On one hand, there is a middle-class on the rise, and on the other hand, there is a working poor decline. This does not mean they are ahead of the rest of the South Asia region’s average. As they experience a weakness in both their environment of doing business and governance structures; in a similar stand, law enforcements have not been strengthen. As a result, Bangladesh faces a period of turmoil due to various trade union right violations.

GDP total:
$112.00 bn (at current prices 2011-12)

 GDP growth rate (%):
6.12 (at constant prices 2013-14)

International reserves:
$21590.00 bn (Nov, 2014)

 Total exports:
$30.18 bn (2013-14)

GDP per capita:
$1192 (at current prices 2014-15)

FDI Inflows:
$1181 bn (Jan-Sep 2014)

BDT (1 BDT=$0.0121) (avg 2011-12)

Total imports:
$36.99 bn (2013-14)


Annual report 2009-10
Bangladesh Power Development Board


Total electricity production during 2010

Installed capacity as of June of the year.
Generation capability is the Maximum available generation capacity after maintenance outage in the year.
Demand forecast is the Base Forecast of PSMP-2005.
The dates of maximum demand served and maximum available generation capacity may not be the same


Connected to the world

Country Location

Between 200 34′ and 260 38′ north
latitude and between 880 01′
and 920 41′ east longitude.

56,977 sq. miles or 147,570 sq. km.

56,977 sq. miles or 147,570 sq. km.

Territorial water:
12 nautical miles Territorial Sea
200 nautical miles Economic Zone.


In Bangladesh, we don’t have extreme temperature changes. We have six seasons: Summer, The Rainy season, Autumn, Late Autumn, Winter and The Spring. But we have over 8 different microclimates that combined with fertile grounds, provide the ideal conditions to grow, process, pack and export some of the best exotic fruits, vegetables and crops for the most demanding palates in the food industry. Our weather does not stop regular business operations. We never stop working because of blizzards or heat waves. We’re even rarely heavily affected by tropical storms in the Caribbean.


A treasure of biodiversity

Bangladesh encompasses only 0.03% of the world’s surface, but is the home of 5% of Earth’s biodiversity. The country has many different kinds of forests, from the dry ones in the southern pacific to the famous rain forests, making it a breathing live lab.


Natural gas, coal, lime, white clay, granite, glass sand.


Paddy, jute, wheat, tobacco, pulses, oil seeds, spices, vegetables, jack-fruit, banana, mango, coconut, pineapple etc.

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