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Physical Map of Bangladesh showing international boundaries, relief, highest point, important cities, major rivers, lakes, and more. tropic of cancer Indian Ocean ganges river ganges river bay of bengal

Bangladesh occupies an area of  148,460 sq. km in South Asia. 

As observed on the physical map of the country above, it is mostly a low-lying country. The geography can be divided into three regions. The highly fertile Ganga-Brahmaputra delta dominates the landscape of Bangladesh. The Barind and Madhupur plateaus define the central and northwestern parts of the country while hills occur to the northeast and southeast.

Bangladesh is often referred to as a nation of rivers. It is in essence a large delta comprised of three significant rivers; the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. The map above exhibits the courses these rivers take in the country. Subsequently, Bangladesh is also one of the most flood-prone countries in the world. When the spring snows melt in the Himalayan Mountains the rivers often overflow running south to the sea. 

The highest point in Bangladesh, Keokradong, peaks at 4,035 ft. (1,230 m), while the lowest point of the country is the Indian Ocean (0 m).

Bibhags of Bangladesh Map

Political Map of Bangladesh showing the 8 Bibhags, their capitals, and the national capital city of Dhaka.

Bangladesh (officially, The People’s Republic of Bangladesh) is divided into 8 administrative divisions (Bibhag). In alphabetical order, these divisions are: Barisal, Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet. The administrative divisions are further divided into 64 districts and a number of smaller subdivisions. 

Located in central Bangladesh is Dhaka – the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. Dhaka is the administrative, cultural, commercial and economic center of Bangladesh. With a population of more than 7 million people, Dhaka is the most populous city in Bangladesh. With an area of 148,460 sq. km, Bangladesh is the eighth most populous country as well as one of the most densely populated countries in the world.  Chittagong – is the second-largest city of Bangladesh. A major sea port and a coastal city, it serves as the largest sea port, thus playing a vital role in the economy of Bangladesh.

Where is Bangladesh?

Map showing location of Bangladesh in the world. arctic ocean pacific ocean indian ocean australia oceania tropic of capricorn tropic of cancer arctic circle equator africa europe black sea caspian aral sea red sea gulf of aden bay of bengal arabian sea middle east mediterranean sea asia

Bangladesh is a riverine South Asian country. It is situated both in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Geographically, major portion of Bangladesh is located on the fertile Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta at the confluence of the Ganges (Padma), Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers and their tributaries. Bangladesh is bordered by the Indian states: by West Bengal in the north and west; Assam in the north; Meghalaya in the north and northeast; Tripura and Mizoram in the east. To the southeast, it shares a small border with Myanmar (Burma) and the southern part of Bangladesh opens into the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh is separated from Nepal and Bhutan by the Siliguri Corridor and from China by Sikkim in the north. 

Bangladesh Bordering Countries: India, Myanmar.

Regional Maps: Map of Asia

Outline Map of Bangladesh

Blank Outline Map of Bangladesh

The blank outline map above represents Bangladesh, a South Asian country. The map can be downloaded, printed, and used for educational purpose or coloring.

Outline Map of Bangladesh

The above map is of Bangladesh in South Asia. The borders of the country were established in August 1947 but the territory then became East Pakistan. In 1971, the free national of Bangladesh was established following the Liberation War.

Key Facts

Legal Name People's Republic of Bangladesh
Capital City Dhaka
23 43 N, 90 24 E

Geography

Total Area 148,460.00 km2
Land Area 130,170.00 km2
Water Area 18,290.00 km2

Demographics

Population 163,046,161
Major Cities
  1. Dhaka (21,005,860)
  2. Chittagong (5,019,824)
  3. Khulna (953,745)
  4. Rajshahi (907,732)
  5. Sylhet (851,808)
  6. Bogra (775,034)
  7. Comilla (588,772)
  8. Barisal (483,506)
  9. Rupganj (481,718)
  10. Mymensingh (459,983)

Economy

Currency Taka (BDT)
GDP $302.57 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,855.74

This page was last updated on November 9, 2020

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