At a Glance
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Bangladesh At a Glance

Official Name

: The People's Republic of Bangladesh

Capital

: Dhaka: Area-1416 Sq.Km. Population 9.9 million in 2001

President

: Professor Dr. Iajuddin Ahamed

Prime Minister

: SHEIKH HASINA

Opposition Leader

: BEGOM KHALEDA ZIA

Area

: 1,44,000 sq.km.

Boundary

  North: India, West: India, East: India and and Myanmar, South: Bay of Bengal

Population

: 140,000,000

GDP Growth Rate

4.00%

Religion (Census 1991)

: Islam (88.3%), Hinduism (10.5%), Buddhism (0.6%) and Christianity (0.3%)

Unit of Currency

: Taka

Exchange Rate

: US$ = TK. 85.00

Time

: GMT+6.00 hours

Major Cities

: Dhaka, Chittagong. Khulna, Rajshahi,   Sylhet.

Language

: Bengali but English is widely used.

Sea Ports

: Chittagong and Mongla.

International Airports

: Dhaka, Chittagong.

Health (1999 based)

: Hospitals 1400; Hospital beds 50174;Registered physician: 32864

   

 

 
   
   
   

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