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Bangladesh

Official English Name: People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Official Local Name(s): গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ

Common English Name: Bangladesh

Capital: Dhaka

REGION
South Asia
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
India (West, North, and East)
Myanmar (Southeast)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Bay of Bengal (South)
TOTAL AREA
143,998 km2 (90.4% land, 9.6% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
4,413 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
580 km
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
Mostly flat plains
Hills in the southeast
HIGHEST POINT
Keokradong (1,230 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Natural gas
Arable land
Timber
Coal
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Cyclones
Monsoon rains
DEMONYM
Bangladeshi
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Bengali (98%)
Ethnic minorities (1.1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Bengali
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
English
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (89.1%)
Hindu (10%)
POPULATION
156,186,882
LARGEST CITY
Dhaka (7,033,076)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Chittagong (2,592,439)
Khulna (663,342)
Narayanganj (543,090)
Sylhet (479,837)
Tongi (476,350)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary democracy
HEAD OF STATE
President Abdul Hamid
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
7 Divisions
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
16 December 1971 (from West Pakistan)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Bengal tiger
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Amar Shonar Bangla
GDP PER CAPITA
$3,600 (USD)
CURRENCY
TK (Taka)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = TK 78.49
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.bd
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+880

Kabbadi, a type of wrestling popular in South Asia, is the national game of Bangladesh.

It is not unusual to see up to three generations of one family living inside of the same home; there is no pressure to leave and go out on your own.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bg.html (Majority of information)

http://www.bbs.gov.bd/WebTestApplication/userfiles/Image/National%20Reports/PopulationHousingCensus2011.pdf (City population)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 27 October 2016