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General Profile of Bangladesh


The Country :
The people's Republic of Bangladesh

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.

Boundaries : North - India (West Bengal Meghalaya)
West - India (West Bengal)
East- India (Tripura & Assam) & Myanmar
South - Bay of Bengal

Area : 147,570 square km. (Territorial water - 12 nautical miles)

Capital City: Dhaka
Metropolitan Area 1528 sq.km

Standard time: GMT+ 6 hours.

Climate: Sub-tropical monsoon.

Season

Temperature

Rainfall

Relative humidity

maximum

minimum

Pre monsoon

32.60C

22.40C

453 mm

74%

Monsoon

31.50C

25.50C

1,733 mm

86%

Post monsoon

30.50C

21.40C

210 mm

80%

Winter

26.50C

13.90C

44 mm

73%

Annual

30.40C

21.20C

203 mm

78%


Rainfall :1194 mm to 3454 mm (average during monsoon, June-August)

Humidity : Highest :99 percent (July), Lowest :36 percent (December and January)

Population : 152.51 Million (Population & Housing Census Report 2011, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics)

Population Growth Rate : 1.37 percent

Population Density : 1015 Person per sq km

Total fertility rate: 2.17 Children born/woman (2017 est.)

Life expectancy: 73.4 years (2017 (est.)

Birth Rate: 18.8 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Mortality rate: 5.4 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Adult literacy rate: 72.8 Percent (15 years +)

Language: 95 percent Bangla and 5 percent other dialect. English is widely spoken.

Religion: Muslim (89.6%), Hindu (9.3%), Buddhist (0.60%) Christain (0.30%), & Animists and believers in tribal faiths (0.20%)

Food: Rice, Vegetables, pulses, fish and meat.
Mineral resources : Natural gas, limestone, hard rock, coal,
Lignite, silica sand white clay, radio active
Sand etc. (There is a strong possibility of
oil deposit)

Human resources: A substantial manpower reserve, trained From 34 public government and technical University along with 56 Private University and Electronic media18

Skilled: Engineers, technicians, physicians’ economists, Accountants, administrative and managerial, personal abundance of low cost, easily trained and adaptable, hardworking, intelligent and Youthful labour force.

(Source: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics & www.cia.gov)

 

 

 

 

 

 



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