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Bangladesh's Quick Facts

Land Area 130,170 km2
Water Area 18,290 km2
Total Area 148,460 km2
Population 156,186,882
Population Density 1,052.05 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $628.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $3,900
Currency Taka (BDT)
Largest Cities
  • Dhaka (10,356,500)
  • Chittagong (3,920,222)
  • Khulna (1,342,339)
  • Rajshahi (700,133)
  • Comilla (389,411)
  • Rangpur (343,122)
  • Tungi (337,579)
  • Narsingdi (281,080)
  • Cox's Bazar (253,788)
  • Jessore (243,987)
  • 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%
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