Bangladesh in brief:

  Official Name   The People’s Republic of Bangladesh
  Location and Borders   South Asia. Bordered by India on the East, West and North; on the South lies the Bay of Bengal and a small       border stripe lies with Myanmar on the South-East.
  Government   Parliamentary form of Government headed by Prime Minister
  Area/land   1,47,570 square km/mostly alluvial fertile plain.
  Capital   Dhaka. Other major cities are Chgittagong, Khulna, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Barisal & Rangpur
  Season   Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, Late Autumn, Winter & Spring.
  Temparature   Varies between 12.4ºC to 28.6ºC in Winter and 19.3ºC to 33.5ºC in Summer
  Annual Rainfall/Humidity   Average 2300 mm/Average 78.5%
  Standard Time   GMT + 6 Hours
  Population   About 155.8 million
  Official Language   Bangla; English is generally understood and used as a second language
  Religion   Islam–88.3%, Hinduism–10.5%, Buddhism–0.6% and Christianity–0.3%
  Int’l Airport/ Sea Ports   Dhaka, Chittagong & Sylhet
  Currency   Taka (EURO 1.00 = Tk 85.00 )
  Banking hour   Sunday-Thursday (10:00 am-4:00 pm)
  GDP/Rate of Growth   US$ 194.98 billion/6.51% (2014-2015)
  Annual Export/Import   US$ 31.21 billion (2014-2015)/ US$ 40.64 billion (2014-2015)
  Major Export Items   Readymade Garments (Knit & Woven), Garments Accessories & Packaging, Frozen Foods (Shrimps & fish),   Leather & Leather Products, Software & IT Services, Jute & Jute Products, Agro-based products, Tea,               Ceramics, Textile Fabrics, Home Textile, Chemical Products, Light Engineering Products Including Bicycle,         Handicrafts, Ship Building etc.
  Major Import Items   Oil, Edible Oil, Petroleum, Wheat, Seeds, Fertilizer, Yarn, Various Types of Paper, Thermo Plastic Molding           Compound (TPMC), Capital Machinery, Power Generating Machinery, Scientific & Medical Equipment, Iron &     Steel Motor Vehicle, Raw Cotton, Chemical etc.
  Major Trading Partners   USA, EU Countries, China, India, Japan, Pakistan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong,         Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Turkey.

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