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People's Republic of Bangladesh
G˘n˘pr˘jat˘ntri Bangladesh
   Bangladesh is almost completely flat and is one of the most densely populated countries on our planet. It is located to the east of India, where it is largely incorporated, except for a small part to the southeast that borders with Myanmar; Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in Asia and the frequent and devastating monsoon floods certainly do not help to improve the situation.
Government type Parliamentary republic
Area 147,570 km▓ (56,977 sq mi)
Population 165,159,000 inh. (2022 census)
Population density 1,119 inh/km▓ (2,899 inh/mi▓)
Capital Dhaka (8,906,000 pop., 18,627,000 urban aggl.)
Currency Bangladeshi taka
Human development index 0.632 (133rd place)
Languages Bengali (official), English
Life expectancy M 69 years, F 70 years
Location in Asia

Boundaries:

India WEST, NORTH and EAST
Myanmar SOUTH-EAST
Bay of Bengal (Indian Ocean) SOUTH

GEOGRAPHY DATA OF BANGLADESH


Largest cities
Dhaka 8,906,000 pop., 18,627,000 urban aggl.
Chittagong 2,582,000 pop., 4,196,000 urban aggl.
Gazipur 1,592,000 pop.
Narayanganj 709,000 pop.
Khulna 663,000 pop., 1,072,000 urban aggl.
Sylhet 480,000 pop., 999,000 urban aggl.
Rajshahi 450,000 pop.
Savar 297,000 pop., 2,242,000 urban aggl.
Highest mountains
Tazing Dong 1,280 m (4,198 ft)
Longest rivers
Brahmaputra-Jamuna 2,900 km (1,802 mi) total, 292 km (181 mi) in Bangladesh
Ganges-Padma 2,480 km (1,541 mi) total, 258 km (160 mi) in Bangladesh
Surma-Meghna 946 km (588 mi) total, 669 km (416 mi) in Bangladesh
Largest lakes
Kaptai Lake (artificial) 263 km▓ (102 sq mi)
Largest islands
Bhola 1,441 km▓ (556 sq mi)
Sandwip 762 km▓ (294 sq mi)
Manpura 373 km▓ (144 sq mi)
Hatia 371 km▓ (143 sq mi)

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS OF BANGLADESH

   The country is administratively divided into 8 divisions, with those of Chittagong and Khulna having the largest territorial extension, while the divisions of Dhaka and Chittagong are the most populated, with respectively over 42 and 34 million inhabitants.

   Three cities of Bangladesh have over a million inhabitants, the capital Dhaka, Chittagong and Gazipur, which is included in the urban area of Dhaka; in all there are 25 urban centers with at least 150,000 inhabitants, distributed fairly evenly throughout the territory.






Dhaka