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Where is Bangladesh?

map showing the location of Bangladesh

Located in the continent of Asia, Bangladesh covers 130,168 square kilometers of land and 13,830 square kilometers of water, making it the 96th largest nation in the world with a total area of 143,998 square kilometers.

Bangladesh became an independent state in 1971, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Bangladesh is 161,083,804 (2012) and the nation has a density of 1238 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Bangladesh is the Taka (BDT). As well, the people of Bangladesh are refered to as Bangladeshi.

The dialing code for the country is 880 and the top level internet domain for Bangladeshi sites is .bd.

Bangladesh shares land borders with 2 countries: India, Burma.

To learn more, visit our detailed Bangladesh section.

Quick facts

Population 161,083,804
Density 1,237.5 / km2 ( 3,205.1 / mi2 )
Language Bengali
Independence Year 1971
Capital Dhaka (Dhaka)
Currency Taka
GDP 174,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 1,080 (2014 data)
Land Area 130,168 km2 (50,258 mi2)
Water Area 13,830 km2 (5,340 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries India, Myanmar
Minimum Longitude 88.030
Maximum Longitude 92.670
Mininum Latitude 20.590
Maximum Latitude 26.630

What is the capital of Bangladesh?

map showing the location of Bangladesh
Location of Dhaka on a map.

Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh. It has a population of 10,356,500, and is located on a latitue of 23.71 and longitude of 90.41.

Dhaka is also the political center of Bangladesh, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Dhaka, the Capital Of Bangladesh

City Dhaka
Country Bangladesh
Population 10,356,500
Longitude 90.40744000
Latitude 23.71040000
Elevation 23 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Bangladesh

Rank City Population
#1Dhaka10,356,500
#2Chittagong3,920,222
#3Khulna1,342,339
#4Rajshahi700,133
#5Comilla389,411
#6Rangpur343,122
#7Tungi337,579
#8Narsingdi281,080
#9Cox's Bazar253,788
#10Jessore243,987
#11Nagarpur238,422
#12Sylhet237,000
#13Mymensingh225,126
#14Narayanganj223,622
#15Bogra210,000
#16Dinajpur206,234
#17Barisal202,242
#18Saidpur199,422
#19Par Naogaon192,464
#20Pabna186,781

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.