Bangladesh at a glance 

 

Introduction
Official Name: People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Nationality : Bangalees as a nation and Bangladeshi as citizen.
Weekends : Friday & Saturday, some govt and non-govt offices remain open on Saturdays.
International Dialing Code : +880
Standard Time : BST (GMT +6 Hours)
Capital City : Dhaka                                      
Demography
Population: 15.02 crores
  • Male 7.635 crores
  • Female : 7.615 crores
Literacy Rate : 60%
Language:
  • Bangla (national language) spoken by 95%
  • English is widely understood and spoken.
Religion:
  • Muslims – 86.6%,
  • Hindus – 12.1%,
  • Buddhists – 0.6%,
  • Christians -0.4%,
  • Others -0.3%.
Age Structure:
  • 0-14 years#33.8% (male 23,069,242#female 21,995,457)
  • 15-64 years: 62.8% (male 42,924,778; female 40,873,077)
  • 65 years and over: 3.4% (male 2,444,314; female 2,069,816)
Population Growth Rate: 1.37%
  • Birth Rate / 1000 : 25.12 births/1,000 population
  • Death Rate / 1000 : 8.47 deaths/1,000 population
Gender Ratio (males per 100 females): 100.3
Fertility Rate : 2.30 children born/woman
Ethnic Groups:
  • Bengalis (98%)
  • Other small ethnic groups (2%) including Chakma, Marma, Santal, Garo, Manipuri, Tripura, and Tanchangya.
Historical Dates
Independence & National Day: 26th March
Victory Day: 16th December
Martyrs’ Day: 21st February (Also recognized as the International Mother Language Day)                                                      
Tourism
Places of Tourist Interest: Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Kaptai, Rangamati, Khagrachari, Bandarban, Kuakata, Bogra, Khulna, the Sundarbans, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Dinajpur and Comilla.
Airports: Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Jessore, Rajshahi, Saidpur, Barisal and Cox’s Bazar
Information Technology (IT)
Country Domain:   .bd
Internet Penetration: 4.46 crores (29% of population)
Mobile Users: 12 crores, 37 lakhs (March 2015), Source: www.btrc.gov.bd
Mobile Penetration: 80% of the population             
Global Ranks of Bangladesh
8th largest country in the world in terms of population
4th largest country with Muslim population in the world and 3rd largest Muslim majority country
7th most densely populated country and the most densely populated country in the world having more than 10 million population)
Situated on the Ganges Delta, the largest delta in the world and also the largest wetland in the world
Cox’s Bazaar is the longest natural sandy sea beach in world
2nd largest garments exporter in the world
Largest producer of Jute (2nd largely grown vegetable fiber in the world)
Sundarbans (hosted by both Bangladesh and India) has the largest mangrove forest in the world

                                                           

Geography
Geographical Location:
  • Latitude between 20°34′ and 26°38′ North
  • Longitude between 88°01′ and 92°41′ East
Area: 147,570 sq. km. (land: 133,910 sq km, water: 10,090 sq km)                                                                 
Boundaries
Land boundary:
  • North – India (West Bengal and Meghalaya)
  • West – India (West Bengal)
  • East – India (Tripura and Assam) and Myanmar
  • South-Bay of Bengal.
  • Total: 4,246 km (border countries: Burma 193 km, India 4,053 km) Coastline: 580 km
Maritime boundary:
  • Contiguous zone: 18 nm
  • Continental shelf: up to the outer limits of the continental margin
  • Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
  • Territorial sea: 12 nm                                                                    
Terrain
Terrain: Mostly flat alluvial plain; hilly in southeast
7 divisions: Chittagong, Khulna, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Barisal, Rangpur
64 Districts 488 Subdistricts/Upazillas                                      
Climate
Climate Variation:   Sub-tropical monsoon
Average Temperature:
  • Winter 11° C – 20° C (October – February)
  • Summer 21° C – 38° C (March – September)
Rainfall :   Rainfall : 1,100 mm to 3,400 mm (June – August)
Humidity:
  • Highest 99% (July)
  • Lowest 36% (December & January)                                                                     
Economy
Recognitions:   Bangladesh is one of the members of the Developing 8 and considered as the Next Eleven Economy of the world in 20 coined by Goldman Sachs.
GDP: $1,314 (per capita in 2015) 
Rainfall :   Rainfall : 1,100 mm to 3,400 mm (June – August)
GDP Growth Rate (%): 6.12 (2013-2014)
Poverty Level:   25% (People living with $2 per day)
Foreign Grant Dependency:   2%
Principal Crops:   Principal Crops: Rice, Jute, Tea, Wheat, Sugarcane, Pulses, Mustard, Potato, Vegetables.
Principal Industries: Garments & Textiles (2nd largest in the world), Tea, Ceramics, Cement, Leather, Jute (largest producer in the world), Chemical, Fertilizer, Shrimp Processing, Sugar, Paper, Electric and Electronics, Medicine, Fishing.
Principal Exports: Garments, Knitwear, Frozen Shrimps, Tea, Leather and Leather products, Jute and Jute products, Ceramics, IT Outsourcing, etc.
Principal Imports: Wheat, Fertilizer, Petroleum goods, Cotton, Edible Oil etc.
Principal Minerals: Natural gas,oil, Coal, white clay, glass sand etc.
Currency: Taka (BDT, Symbol = ৳) 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 in notes and # 50,25,10,5,1 in coins.
Labour Force:
  • Total: 54 million
  • Male: 38 million
  • Female: 16 million
Distribution of Labor:
  • Agriculture: 48.4 percent
  • Industry: 24.3 percent
  • Others: 27.3 percent
Transportation Methods: Road, Air, Rail, Waterways
Export Processing Zones (EPZs): Dhaka, Uttara, Adamjee, Chittagong, Comilla, Ishwardi, Karnaphuli, and Mongla.

Bangladesh National Web Portal

www.bangladesh.gov.bd

Web Portal of Ministry of Foreign Affairs

www.mofa.gov.bd

Web Portal of Cabinet Division

www.cabinet.gov.bd

Official Web Portal of The Prime Minister

www.pmo.gov.bd

Official Web Portal of The President

www.bangabhaban.gov.bd

Web Portal of the Constitution of Bangladesh

bdlaws.minlaw.gov.bd

Office Hours

Chancery Hours
9.00 am -1.00 pm
1.30 pm -5.00 pm

Consular Hours
Document submission
10.00 am-12.00 pm

Delivery time
3.00 pm-4.00 pm

Monday to Friday except Holidays

CONTACT US

Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

336 Strandvejen | 2930 Klampenborg | Copenhagen | Denamrk | Tel: + 45 3964 3303 | Fax: + 45 3930 0044 | Email: mission.copenhagen@mofa.gov.bd | Find Us On Google Maps