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BANGLADESH Country Profile
 
 
THE COUNTRY ::; The People’s Republic of Bangladesh
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GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION : South Asia; between 20°34’and 26°38 north latitude and between 88°01’ and 92°41’ east longitude; consists of flat fertile alluvial land
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BOUNDARY : North-India : (West Bengal and Meghalaya),
West-India :(West Bengal),
East-India :(Tripura and Assam) and Myanmar,
South : Bay of Bengal.
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AREA : 56.977 sq. miles or 1,47,570 sq. km. Territorial water: 12 nautical miles in high seas measured from the base line.
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CAPITAL CITY : Dhaka, Metropolitan Area 1528 sq-km
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STANDARD TIME : GMT + 6 Hours
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CLIMATE AND CLIMATIC VARIATION : Sub-tropical monsoon. Winter (November-February) temperature: average maximum 29°C, average minimum 11°C, Summer (March-June) temperature: average maximum 32°C, average minimum 21°C; Monsoon (July-October).
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RAINFALL : 1194 mm to 3454 mm (average during monsoon, June-August).
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HUMIDITY : Highest : 99 percent (July), Lowest 36 Percent (December and January).
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VEGETATION : Grassland, mixed evergreen.
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POPULATION : 129.24 Million (January, 2001)
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POPULATION GROWTH RATE : 1.48 percent (2001).
INFANT MORTALITY RATE : 51.00 per 1000 (under 1 year) 2000.
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ADULT LITERACY RATE (15+) : Predominantly mixed group of Proto Austroloids/Dravidians, Mongoloids and Aryans.
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LANGUAGE : 95% Bangla and 5% other dialects. English is widely spoken.
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RELIGION : Muslim (88.3%), Hindu (10.5%), Buddhist (0.6%) Christian (0.3%) and animists and believers in tribal faiths (0.3%).
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FOOD : Rice, Wheat, Vegetables, Pulse, Fish and Meat.
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PRINCIPAL CROPS AND FRUITS : Rice, Wheat, Jute, Tea, Tobacco, Sugarcane, Pulses, Oilseeds, Spices, Potatoes, Vegetables, Banana, Pineapples, Mango Coconut and Jackfruit.
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PRINCIPAL RIVERS : Padma, Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Meghna, Karnaphuli, Teesta, etc. Total 230 rivers including tributaries.
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MINERAL RESOURCES : Natural gas, Lime Stone, hard rock, coal, lignite, silica sand, white clay, radio active sand, etc (There is immense possibility of oil deposit).
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HUMAN RESOURCES : A substantial manpower reserve, trained and skilled, engineers, technicians, physicians, economist, accountants, administrative and managerial personnel, abundance of easily trainable and adaptable, hardworking, intelligent and youthful labor force.
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FORM OF GOVERNMENT : The country has a parliamentary form of Government headed by the Prime Minister. The President is the constitutional Head of the State.
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PRINCIPAL INDUSTRIES : Jute, tea, Textile, Garments, Paper, Newsprint, Fertilizer, Leather and Leather Goods, Sugar, Cement, Fish Processing, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Light Engineering, Ceramic, etc.
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PRINCIPAL EXPORTERS : Readymade garments, frozen foods and shrimp, tea, raw jute, jute products, leather and leather products, chemical fertilizer, ceramic tableware, etc.
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PRINCIPAL IMPORTS : Wheat, oil seeds, crude petroleum, raw cotton, edible oil, petroleum products, fertilizer, cement, staple fibers, yarn, iron and steel, capital goods and machinery, etc.
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HOUSE HOLDS : 2,53,62,321
 
 
 
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