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 (23042` N 90021`E)
State Language Bangla
Liberation Achieved 1971 (with a Huge Blood Losing freedom fighting against Pakistan
Area 147,570 Square Kilometers (Land:133,90 km² Water: 10,090 km²)
Geo. Position 20034``to 26038``North Latitude And 88001``to 92041``East Longitude
Local Time GMT 6+
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 14,97,72,364
Sex Ratio 100.30:100
Population Growth 1.37%
Population Density 1015/Square Km
Literate Rate 53.70%
Poverty Rate 31.50%
Average Span 69 Years
Average Temperature 25.700 C.
Average Raining 69 Years
Currency BDT (1USD=77.44 BDT)
Central Bank Bangladesh Bank
Scheduled Banks 56 (State owned-4, Specialized-4, Private-39 and Foreign-9)
Non Bank Fin. Institute 31
Stock Exchangee 02 (Dhaka and Chittagong)
GDP 129.86 Billion USD (2013)
GDP Growth Rate 6.01%
Inflation Rate 7.13 (Sep-13)
Per Capita GDP 1190 USD
Annual Budget 2,50,506 crore BDT (2014-15)
Foreign Debt per Head 162.2 USD
Per Capita Electricity 348 KWH (Production)
Economy of Bangladesh 43rd Biggest in the world(as per IMF last report)Called the Oriental Tiger in South Asia
Number of EPZ 08
Number of Sea Port 03 (Chittagong, Mongla and Paira)
International Airport 03 (Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet)
Sectoral Contributor in GDP Agriculture 18.64%, Industry 28.61%, Service 52.75%
Employment Sector Agriculture 47.30%, Industrial 17.64%, Service 35.06%
No. of City Corporation 11
Number of Division 7 (Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Sylhet,Barisal,Khulna, Rangpur)
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
Network 2,835.04 km
National Highway 3538.00 Km
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)
Religion Based Population Muslim 89.70%, Hindu 9.20% Buddhist 0.70%, Other 0.40%

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