Country's codes

International phone code for Bangladesh: +880

Standard ISO 3166-1:

    3 letters: BGD

    2 letters (internet domain): .BD

    Digital country code 050

Standard EAN-13 (country barcode):-

Olympic country code: BAN

FIFA code: BAN


Useful country information

Land area: 51,703 sq mi (133,911 sq km); total area: 55,598 sq mi (144,000 sq km)

Population (2021.): 166.3 million (growth rate: 1.6%); life expectancy: 70.65

Capital and largest city (2021 est.): Dhaka, 21.741 million

Capital City
Dhaka: Capital City Profile

Other large cities: Chittagong, 5.239 million; Khulna, 1.781 million; Rajshahi 932,000

Monetary unit: Taka

Principal languages: Bangla (official), English

Ethnicity/race: Bengali 98%, tribal groups, non-Bengali Muslims (1998)

Religions: Muslim 89.5%, Hindu 9.6%, other 0.9% (2004)

National Holiday: Independence Day, March 26


Background:

The boundaries of modern Bangladesh were established with the partition of Bengal in August 1947, when British India was separated along religious, linguistic, and cultural lines. The western part of the region became West Bengal, now a state in eastern India, and the eastern part became East Pakistan, as part of the newly formed Dominion of Pakistan.
A pro-democracy movement in East Pakistan that thrived on Bengali nationalism and self-determination led to the Liberation War and eventually the emergence of Bangladesh as a sovereign and independent nation in 1971.

What is Bangladesh famous for?
It is home to the world's largest river delta, which is formed by the Brahmaputra and the Ganges river. Roaming Bengal tigers in the Sundarbans, a mangrove and swampland in the delta. For the longest natural uninterrupted sea beach in Asia (Cox's Bazar beach), which is 150 km long. The Malnicherra Tea Estate, the oldest tea garden in the subcontinent. Ancient historical Panam City. Ilish fish and Muslin gauze like Jamdani.

Bangladesh is the world's second-largest apparel exporter of western fast fashion brands. The garment industry accounts for 85% of Bangladesh export income.



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