About Bangladesh  : Facts

Official Name : The People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Government : Parliamentary form of government, head by Prime Minister.
Location & Borders : South Asia bordered by India on the east,west & north and by Bay of Bangal on the south and small border strip with Myanmar on the soth-east.
Area/Land : 147,570 square km-mostly alluvial fertile plain. Territorial Waters 22.22 km. Economic Zone up to 370.40 km. in the high seas, measured from the base line.
Climate/Seasons : Average winter temp (Max 29 deg. C and Min 11 deg. C) . Average Summer temp ( Max 40 deg. C and Min 21 deg C) . Seasons: Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, Late Autumn, Winter & Spring .
Annual rainfall : Varies from 160 cm to 400 cm at different areas.
Humidity : Highest 99 % during peak summer in July, Lowest 36% during winter in Dec-Jan.
Standard Time : GMT+6 hours.
Population/Literacy : 140.6 million (In 2007)/62.66% (In 2002).
Official Language : Bangla, English is generally understood and widely spoken.
Capital : Dhaka, Area 1416 sq. km.
Administrative Units : Division:6; Zila:64; Thana:507; Union:4484; Village:87319.
Major cities : Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Khulna, Rajshahi, Barisal, Mymensing & Comilla.
Airports : Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Jessore, Rajshahi, Iswardi, Cox's Bazar, Syedpur and Barisal.
Intl Airport : Dhaka, Sylhet and Chittagong.
Sea Port : Chittagong and Mongla.
Places of tourist interest : Colourful tribal life of Hill Tracts, World's largest and longest sea beach at Cox's Bazar, Kuakata and Parky sea beach, Foy's Lake , Dulahajra safari park, Sitakund echo park at Chittagong, century old historical sites at Dhaka, Pharpur, Moinamati, Mohastangar, Sundarban the home of Royal Bengal Tiger and world's largest mangrove ferest, lash green tea gargens of Sylhet, riverine life etc.
Tourist season : October to March.
Banking hour : Sunday- Thursday (9:00 am – 3:00 pm).
Exchange rate : Taka (T.) / Floating exchange rate hovers round US$ 1.00= Tk. 68.61, Euro 1.00=Tk 86.00.
Religion : 4 Major religions: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity.
Sectoral share of GDP : 21.91% agriculture, 28.44% industry, 49.65% service.
GDP/rate of growth : US$ 68.14 billion /6.51% (2006-07).
Per Capita GDP/GNI : US$482 / US$520 (2006-07).
Annual Export/Import : US$ 12.17 billion / US$ 15.51 billion (2006-2007).
Major exports : Readymade garments, frozen foods (shrimps), leather, leather products, jute, jute products, tea, ceramic, textile fabrics, home textile, chemical product, light engineering products including bi-cycle.
Major imports : Oil, edible oil, petroleum product, wheat, seeds, fertilizer, yarn, capital goods, machinery, power generating machinery, scientific & medical equipment, iron & steel, motor vehicles, raw cotton, chemicals.
Major trading partners : USA, EU countries, China, India, Pakistan, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and UAE.