Bangladesh, to the east of India on the Bay of Bengal, is a South Asian country marked by lush greenery and many waterways. Its Padma (Ganges), Meghna and Jamuna rivers create fertile plains, and travel by boat is common. On the southern coast, the Sundarbans, an enormous mangrove forest shared with Eastern India, is home to the royal Bengal Tiger. Bangladesh, to the east of India on the Bay of Bengal, is a South Asian country marked by lush greenery and many waterways. It...
Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. It shares land borders with India and Myanmar (Burma). Nepal, Bhutan and China are located near Bangladesh but do not share a border with it. The country's maritime territory in the Bay of Bengal is roughly equal to the size of its land area. Bangladesh is the world's eighth most populous country. Dhaka is its capital and largest city, followed by Chittagong, which has the country's largest port.
Before Independence: The history of Bangladesh is related to that of the larger area of Bengal, which became independent of Delhi by 1341. After a succession of Muslim rulers, it was conquered by Akbar, the great Mughal emperor in 1576. By the beginning of the 18th cent., the governor of the province was virtually independent, but he lost control to the British East India Company, which after 1775 was the effective ruler of the vast area, which also...
Physical Overview: Most of the areas of Bangladesh lies within the broad delta formed by the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. Lands are exceedingly flat, low-lying, and subject to annual flooding. Much fertile, alluvial soil is deposited by the floodwaters. The only significant area of hilly terrain, constituting less than one-tenth of the nation's territory, is the Chittagong Hill Tracts in the narrow southeastern panhandle of the country. There,...
Population: 160,376,684 (July 2008 est.)
Age Structure: 0-14 years: 33.8% (male 23,069,242; female 21,995,457) 15-64 years: 62.8% (male 42,924,778; female 40,873,077) 65 years and over: 3.4% (male 2,444,314; female 2,069,816) (2002 est.)
Population Growth Rate: 1.59% (2002 est.)
Birth Rate: 25.12 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death Rate: 8.47 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net Migration Rate: -0.75 migrant(s)/1,000 pop...
Bangladesh has a good number of musical instruments originally of her own. Originally country musical instruments include, Banshi (bamboo flute), Dhole (wooden drums), Ektara (a single stringed instrument), Dotara (a four stringed instrument), Mandira (a pair of metal bawls used as rhythm instrument), Khanjani, Sharinda etc. Now-a-days western instruments such as Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Synthesizer etc. are being used alongside country instruments.
Rainy Season: June to August
In Bangladesh, which has both the world’s largest delta system and the greatest flow of river water to the sea, water rules the earth, ...
Bangladesh is indeed a shoppers' paradise with a rich tradition in handicrafts at throw away prices. While muslin of ancient Dhaka has gone into history, other products such as contemporary paintings, wood works, shital pati (mattress having cooling effect), bamboo decoration pieces, cane and conch shell products, gold and silver ornament, cotton, silk, gold, silver, jute, reed, brassware, traditional dolls and leather goods also receive deep appreciation of the...
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High Commission for the People's Republic of Bangladesh
P.O.Box No.5 Red Hill, A.C.T.2603
Tel : (06)-2953328
Tlx : AA61729 BDTAUS
Fax: (06) 2953...
Embassy of the Islamic State of Afghanistan
House No CWN(C) 2A, Road No. 24
Tel : 9895994, 9895819
Airline IATA ICAO Callsign Hub Airport(s) Notes
Best Air 5Q BEA BEST AIR - -
Biman Bangladesh Airlines BG BBC BANGLADESH - -
Bismillah Airlines 5Z BML BISMILLAH - -
GMG Airlines Z5 - - - -