People's Republic of Bangladesh is located in the south of the Asian Continent, with a population of 161,083,804,
making it the
8th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Dhaka with a total metropolitan population of
12,797,394. The country encompasses 194,000 square kilometers making it the 94th largest country in total area. It
shares boundaries with India, Myanmar (Burma) and Bay of Bengal.

President Zillur Rahman is recognized as the Chief of State and  achieved that status when he was elected by National
Parliament for a five-year term (eligible for a second term). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed is recognized as the
Head of Government and achieved that status following legislative elections when the leader of the majority coalition
or party is appointed Prime Minister by the President. Its form of government is a Parliamentary Democracy and they
celebrate the creation of their constitution on 4th November 1972 .

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Bangla and English. It counts among its major religions Muslim,
Hindu and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 15 AM, 12 FM, 2 Short Wave and 15 Television

Major geographical features are Keokradong, its highest point at 1,230 meters and the Indian Ocean, its lowest point at
0 meters. Its principal waterways are the Ganges and Jamuna Rivers, which  join to form the Meghna River which
flow into Bay of Bengal at the Mouth of the Ganges, and measures 8,372 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are cotton textiles, jute, garments, tea
processing, paper newsprint, cement, chemical fertilizer, light engineering and sugar. Its official currency is
Bangladeshi Taka.

Here’s something you may not know about Bangladesh. Bengal tigers are native to Bangladesh and can eat up to 40 kg
(88 pounds) of meat in one feeding but they are disappearing with less than 3,000 still in the world.
Bengal Tiger
Dhaka- Bangladesh's
capital and largest city
Cows on the shore of
the Bay of Bengal at
Cox's Bazar on the
Indian Ocean- the
lowest point of
Ganges River Dolphin
Bangladesh's highest
point where their
border meets India and
Burma (Myanmar)
Meghna River- the
principle waterway of
Pool in Baldha
Ujani boys
Pink Palace at Dhaka
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Updated 19 October 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
Less than 0.1%

6,300 (2009 est.)

Less than
Bandarban Hill Tract on
Bangladesh's border
with Burma (Myanmar)
Bangladeshi folk
dancers in traditional
Biryani- a traditional
Bangladeshi dish of
Basmati rice and
Saint Martin's Island-
the southernmost point
of Bangladesh on the
Bay of Bengal
Multi-purpose Bridge
over the Jamuna River
on Bangladesh's
eastern border with
Padma River on
Bangladesh's western
border with India
Ruins of Puthia at
Rajshahi across the
Padma River from India
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Korotoa River in the
Bengal Region- the
northernmost point of
Bangladesh on the
border with India
Nawabganj District- the
westernmost point of
Bangladesh on the
border with India
Suma River- the
easternmost point of
Bangladesh on the
border with India
Teknaf- the
southernmost mainland
point of Bangladesh on
the border with
Myanmar (Burma)