BANGLADESH


The Country The people’s Republic of Bangladesh
Geographical location South Asia; between 20 34 and 26 38 north latitude and between 88 01 and 92 41 east longitude; consists of flat fertile alluvial land
Boundaries North – India (West Bengal Meghalaya);
West – India (West Bengal);
East- India (Tripura & Assam) & Mayanmar;
South – Bay of Bangal
Area 147,570 square km. (Territorial water –12 nautical miles)
Capital City Dhaka Metropolitan Area 1528 sq.km
Standard time GMT+ 6 hours.
Climate Sub-tropical monsoon, Winter (November- February)
Rainfall 1600 mm to 2000 mm (average during monsoon, June-August)
Humidity Highest :99 percent (July), Lowest :36 percent (December and January)
Population 161 Million **
Population Growth Rate 1.2 percent **
Population Density Population Density
Total fertility rate 2.78 Children born/woman **
Life expectancy 58.1 years**
Mortality rate 54.1 per cent **
Adult literacy rate 62 Per sent (15 years +)**
Language 95 percent Bangla and 5 percent other dialect. English is widely spoken.
Religion Muslim (88.3%), Hindu (10.5%), Buddhist (0.6%) Christain (0.3%), & Animists and believers in tribal faiths (0.3%)
Food Rice, Vegetables, pulses, fish and meat.
Mineral resources Natural gas, limestone, hard rock, coal, Lignite, silica sand white clay, radio active Sand etc. (There is a strong possibility of oil deposit)
Human resources A substantial manpower reserve, trained From 21 public government and technical University along with 48 Private University 18 media.
Skilled Engineers, technicians, physicians economists, Accountants, administrative and managerial, personal abundance of low cost, easily trained and adaptable, hardworking, intelligent and Youthful l abourforce.