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Bangladesh Profile

Official Name
People's Republic of Bangladesh
Form of Government
Parliamentary Form of Government
Head of State
President
Head of Government
Prime Minister
Geographical Location
In South Asia: between 20 degree 34 and 26 degree 38 North Latitude and between 88 degree 01 and 92 degree 41 East Longitude Consists of mostly flat fertile alluvial land.
Boundaries
North: India (West Bengal & Meghalaya), West: India (West Bengal), East: India, (Tripura & Assam) and Myanmar, South: Bay of Bengal
Area
147,570 sq km (56,977 sq miles) (Territorial water- 12 nautical miles)
Capital City
Dhaka (Metropolitan Area 522 sq. kms.)
Standard Time
GMT +6 hours
Climate
Tropical; Mild Winter (October to March); Hot, Humid Summer (March to June); Humid- Warm Rainy Monsoon (June to October)
Rainfall
1194 mm to 3454 mm (June- August)
Population
159.9 million (2015-16 Projected)
Life expectancy
69.4 years (men), 72.0 years (women), 70.9 (Both)
Per Capita GDP
US $ 1385
Internet domain
.bd
International dialing code
+880
Land boundaries
Total: 4,246 km (border countries: Myanmar 193 km, India 4,053 km)
Highest peak
Keokradong (Bandar ban Hill District) 1,230 m
Labor force
by occupation: agriculture: 45.1%, industry: 20.08%, services: 34.01%
Literacy Rate
63.6% (HIES 2015)
Language
95 percent Bengali, 5 percent other dialects. English is widely understood and spoken.
Religion
Muslim (88.3%), Hindu (10.5%), Buddhist (0.6%), Christian (0.3%) and Animists and believers in tribal faiths (0.3%).
Food
Rice, bread, fruits, vegetables, pulses, fish, meat and potato
Currency
Taka (BDT) Principal Industries
Jute, Tea, Textiles, Ready Made Garments (RMG), Paper, Newsprint, Fertilizer, Leather and Leather Goods, Sugar, Cement, Fish processing, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Industries, Plastic and Ceramics.
Major Trading Partners
USA, EU countries, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, UAE etc.
Traditional Export Goods
Raw Jute, Jute Goods, Tea, Leather, and Leather Products etc.
Non-traditional Exports
Ready-made garments, Knitwear, Frozen Shrimps, Other Fish products, Jute Carpet, Shoes and other leather goods, Newsprint, Paper, Naphtha, Furnace Oil, Urea, Fruits & Vegetables, Cut Flower, Handicrafts, Jewelries.
Principal Imports
Petroleum products, Food Grains, Oil Seeds, Crude Petroleum, Fertilizer, Cement Clinker, Staple Fibers, Yarn, Fabrics, Iron, & Steel, Capital Machineries, Automobiles etc.
International Airports
Dhaka International Airport, Dhaka, Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong and Osmani International Airport, Sylhet.
Domestic Airports
Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Cox's Bazar, Thakurgaon, Syedpur, Rajshahi, Jessore, Barisal and Ishwardi.
Domestic Airlines
Public Sector: Bangladesh Biman, Private Sector: GMG Airlines, Best Air, Royal Bengal and United Airways (BD.) Ltd.
Sea Ports
Chittagong and Mongla
Inland River Ports
Dhaka, Chandpur, Barisal, Khulna, Bhairab, Naryanganj, Sirajganj.
Land Ports
Benapol, Teknaf, Banglabandha, Sonamasjid, Hili, Darshana, Birol, Burimari, Tamabil, Haluaghat, Akhaura, Bibirbazar and Bhomra.
Radio Broadcast Station
Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Comilla, Rangamati and Thakurgaon.
TV Broadcast
Dhaka, Natore, Chittagong, Brahmanbaria, Patuakhali, Noakhali Bangladesh Television, Chanel I, ATN Bangla, NTV etc.
Press
The Daily Star, The Financial Express, New Age, Prothom alo, Jugantor, Ittefaq, Inquilab etc are some prominent dailies.
News Agency
Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), UNB, Bdnews24.com etc.
Satellite Station
Betbunia and Talibabad
Tourist Season
October to March
Exports - partners
USA 18.17%, Germany 14.57%, UK 11.13%, France 5.41%, Belgium 2.97%, Italy 4.05%, Canada 3.25%, Netherlands 2.47%
Imports - partners
China 29.57%, India 13.37%, Singapore 5.25%, Japan 4.84%, Malaysia 3.87%, Korea Rep. of 3.32%, Hong Kong 19.3%, USA 2.64%
Communications
Railways: 2,877 km, Roadways: total: 21,302 km, Waterways: 24,000 km (Navigable 5968)
Bangladesh Embassy, Abu Dhabi
Villa No. 05, Sector 36, Zone 2
Street No 11, Al Rowdha Area
P.O. Box 2504, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Tel: +971-2-4465100 Fax:+971-2-4464733
E-mail: mission.abudhabi@mofa.gov.bd
Consulate General of Bangladesh, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Villa No. 36 & 145, Abdulla Hussain Al Malik Villa
123/3 Street, Abu Hail Road, Al Wuheida, Deira,
Dubai, UAE, P.O. Box No: 4336
PABX: 00971-4-2388199, 00971-4-2651116
Fax: 00971-4-2388011 (Diplomatic Wing),
00971-04-2388212 (Labour Welfare Wing)
Email: bcgdubai@gmail.com
bcgdubai@emirates.net.ae, commercialcounsellordubai@gmail.com,
labourwingdubai@gmail.com, mrpmrvdubai@gmail.com