Bangladesh

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OFFICIAL NAME
  People's Republic of Bangladesh
GEOGRAPHY
 

Bangladesh is a low-lying, riverine country located in South Asia with a largely marshy jungle coastline of 710 kilometers (440 mi.) on the northern littoral of the Bay of Bengal. Formed by a deltaic plain at the confluence of the Ganges (Padma), Brahmaputra (Jamuna), and Meghna Rivers and their tributaries, Bangladesh's alluvial soil is highly fertile but vulnerable to flood and drought. Straddling the Tropic of Cancer, Bangladesh has a subtropical monsoonal climate characterized by heavy seasonal rainfall, moderately warm temperatures, and high humidity. Natural calamities, such as floods, tropical cyclones, tornadoes, and tidal bores affect the country almost every year. Bangladesh also is affected by major cyclones--on average 16 times a decade.

AREA
  143,998 sq km / 55,598 sq miles
COMPARATIVE
  Roughly the size of Wisconsin
POPULATION
 

138,448,210

Urbanization is proceeding rapidly, and it is estimated that only 30% of the population entering the labor force in the future will be absorbed into agriculture, although many will likely find other kinds of work in rural areas. The areas around Dhaka and Comilla are the most densely settled. The Sundarbans, an area of coastal tropical jungle in the southwest and last wild home of the Bengal Tiger, and the Chittagong Hill Tracts on the southeastern border with Burma and India, are the least densely populated. Source: U.S. State Dept.

CAPITAL
  Dhaka
LITERACY
 

43% (age 15+ and can read and write)

male: 53.9%

female: 31.8%

LANGUAGE
 

Official: Bengali

Other: English

RELIGION
 

Islam - 83%

Hindu - 16%

Other - 1%

POLITICS
  Parliamentary democracy gaining its independence from Pakistan in 1971. The constitution was written in 1972, but amended in 1974, 1979, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1996, and 2004.
INCOME
  Per capita income US$ 440 a year
CURRENCY
  Taka (Tk)
TIME ZONE
  GMT/UTC +6
SOURCES
 

Statistics provided by a variety of sources, but mostly the U.S. State Department, the U.N. Statistics Division, and BBC News.

 

Prayercast: A Prayer for Bangladesh

Video used by permission from Prayercast [https://prayercast.com/] a service of OneWay Ministries.

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