Bangladesh High Commission, Singapore

About Bangladesh

Constitutional Name People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Government System Parliamentary Democracy
Total Parliamentary Seat 345 (Including 45 Reserve Seat for women)
Capital City Dhaka (23°45′50″N 90°23′20″E)
State Language Bangla
Liberation Achieved 1971
Area 148,460 Square Kilometers (Land:130,170 km² Water: 18,290 km²)
Geo. Position Latitude 20°34' to 26°38' North And Longitude 88°01' to 92°41' East
Local Time GMT + 6.00
Climate Tropical Monsoon
Main seasons Summer (March-May), Rainy season (June-September) and Winter (December-February)
Land Boundary 4246 Kilometers
Territorial water 12 Nautical Miles
Population Approx. 166,679,039 [as of 2021]
Sex Ratio 100.4:100 (Male/Female)
Population Growth 0.98% [as of 2021]
Population Density 1265/km² [as of 2021]
Literacy Rate 74.70% [as of 2020]
Poverty Rate 20.5% [as of 2019]
Average Lifespan 74.43 Years
Average Temperature 25.7° C.
Average Rainfall 2,200 millimeters (mm) approx.
Currency BDT (1 USD=85.25 BDT)
Central Bank Bangladesh Bank
Scheduled Banks + Non Bank Fin. Institute 56 (State owned-4, Specialized-4, Private-39 and Foreign-9) + 31
National Foreign Exchange Reserve 48.06 billion USD [as of August 2021]
Stock Exchangee 02 (Dhaka and Chittagong)
GDP $353 billion (nominal; 2021) $966 billion (PPP; 2021)
GDP Growth Rate 3.8%
Inflation Rate 5.36 (July 2021)
Per Capita GDP 2,097.00 USD [June 2021]
Annual Budget ৳603,681 crore (US$71 billion), 6.28% increase [2021-22]
Foreign Debt per Head 292.8 USD (Tk 24,890) [as of 2021]
Per Capita Electricity 367.42 kWh
Economy of Bangladesh 37th Biggest in the world
Special Economic Zones (SEZ) 88
Number of Sea Port 03 (Chittagong, Mongla and Paira)
International Airport 03 (Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet)
Sectoral Contributor in GDP Agriculture 12.65%, Industry 28.69%, Service 54.63%
Employment Sector Agriculture 47.30%, Industrial 17.64%, Service 35.06%
No. of City Corporation 11
Number of Division 8 (Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Barisal, Khulna, Rangpur, Mymensingh)
Districts of Bangladesh (64) Bagerhat, Bandarban, Barisal, Bhola, Bogra, Barguna, Brahmanbaria, Chandpur, Chapainawabganj, Chittagong, Chuadanga, Comilla, Cox's Bazar, Dhaka, Dinajpur, Faridpur, Feni, Gaibandha, Gazipur, Gopalganj, Habiganj, Jamalpur, Joypurhat, Jessore, Jhalkathi, Jhenaudah, Khagrachori, Khulna, Kishoreganj, Kurigram, Kushtia, Lakshmipur, Lalmonirhat, Madaripur, Magura, Manikganj, Meherpur, Moulvibazar, Munshiganj, Mymensingh, Narail, Narayanganj, Narsingdi, Natore, Naogaon, Netrokona, Nilphamari, Noakhali, Pabna, Panchagarh, Patuakhali, Pirojpur, Rajbari, Rajshahi, Rangamati, Rangpur, Satkhira, Shariatpur, Sherpur, Siranganj, Sunamganj, Sylhet, Tangail and Thakurgaon
Transport Network + National Highway Total Road Network: 21,483.21 km, 3,544.06 km National Highways, 3,600 km Railways, 3,865 km inland waterways (all year)
Mobile Network 171.854 Million subscribers, Data traffic 1,600 Gbps [January 2021]
Total River 310 (Including Tributaries)
Principal Rivers Padma, Meghna, Jamuna, Teesta, Karnaphuli etc
Natural Resources ural gas, coal, lime, white clay, granite, glass-sands etc
Major Industries Ready-Made Garments (2nd Highest Exporter in the Globe), Garments accessories, agriculture based Industries, Pharmaceuticals, Ceramics, Cements Chemicals, Leather and Leather Goods, Jute and Jute Oriented Goods, Ship Building and Breaking, IT etc
Highest Peak Bijoy (3185 ft)
Biggest District Rangamati (6,116.11 Sq Km)
Smallest District Meherpur (751.62 Sq Km)
Biggest Village Baniachong (Habiganj)
Religious Muslim 89.70%, Hindu 9.20% Buddhist 0.70%, Other 0.40%