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Bangladesh Facts

Bangladesh's Information

Flag of Bangladesh
Land Area 130,170 km2
Water Area 18,290 km2
Total Area 148,460km2 (#92)
Population 156,186,882 (#8)
Population Density 1,199.87/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $628.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $3,900
Currency Taka (BDT)
More Information Bangladesh
Largest Cities
  • Name: Bangladesh
    (long form) People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • Capital City: Dhaka (7,000,940 pop.)
    (16,623,000 metro)
  • Bangladesh Population: 163,654,860 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Taka (BDT)
    (conversion rates)

    Taka
    1000 Taka
  • Ethnicity: Bengali 98%, other 2% (includes tribal groups, non-Bengali Muslims)
  • GDP total: $118.7 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $2,000 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Bangla (official), English
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi
  • Name: Bangladesh is a derivative of the ancient Banga Kingdom, whose name is a preservation of the Bang tribe that settled the area around 1000 BC
  • National Day: March 26
  • Religion: Muslim 89.5%, Hindu 9.6%, other 0.9%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

Bangladesh Trivia

Where is Bangladesh?

Bangladesh is a country located in South Asia.

Fun Facts about Bangladesh

What is the Longest River in Bangladesh?

The Brahmaputra River is one of the greatest in Asia and the longest to pass through Bangladesh, covering a length of 1,802 miles, and also cutting across India, Bhutan, and China. It starts from Kailash in northern Tibet and ends in the Bay of Bengal.

Major Rivers Of Bangladesh

What is the Major Religion in Bangladesh?

Most Bangladeshis are Sunni Muslims, while Hindus are the largest religious minority in the country.

Religious Beliefs In Bangladesh

What Language is Spoken in Bangladesh?

Bengali or Bangla, the official and national language of Bangladesh, is also the language spoken by the majority of people of the country.

What Languages Are Spoken In Bangladesh?

What type of economy does Bangladesh have?

Bangladesh has a market economy. It is considered the 44th largest economy in the world and the second fastest growing.

The Economy Of Bangladesh

What is the Largest Ethnic Group in Bangladesh?

The largest ethnic group in Bangladesh are the Bengali people, at 98%.

Ethnic Groups In Bangladesh

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