The People's Republic of Bangladesh
Latitude between 20 degree 34' and 26 degree 39' north. Longitude between 88 degree 00' and 92 degree 41' east.
144,000 sq. km.
Bounded by India from the north, east and west and by the Bay of Bengal and Burma from the south.
Main seasons: Winter (Nov - Feb), Summer (Mar - Jun), Monsoon (Jul - Oct). Temp: Max 34 degree Celsius, Min 8 degree Celsius.
Lowest 47" and highest 136"
Dhaka (Present area 414 sq. km. Master plan 777 sq.km).
Total estimated population 130 million.
Bangla. English is also widely spoken and understood
National Martyrs Day - February 21 Independence Day - March 26 Victory Day - December 16
Padma, Meghna, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Madhumati, Surma and Kushiara
Jute, rice, tobacco, tea, sugarcane, vegetables, potato, pulses, etc.
Mango, banana, pineapple, jack-fruit, water-melon, green coconut, guava, licis, etc.
Jute, sugar, paper, textiles, fertilizers, cigarette, cement, steel, natural gas, oil-refinery, newsprint, power generation, rayon, matches, fishing and food processing, leather, soap, carpet, timber, ship-building, telephone, etc.
Chittagong and Mongla
Zia international airport, Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet, domestic airports at Chittagong, Jessore, Sylhet, Cox's Bazar, Rajshahi and Saidpur
220 Volts A.C. in all cities and towns
October to March
Main Tourist Attractions
Colorful tribal life, longest sea beach, centuries' old archeological sites, home of the Royal Bengal Tiger, largest tea gardens, interesting riverine life, etc.
Tropical in summer, and light-woolen in winter
The unit of currency is the Taka. Notes are in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 Taka. Coins are 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 Paisa (100 Paisa = 1 Taka)