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Europeans began to set up trading posts in the area of Bangladesh in the 16th century; eventually... it became part of British India. In 1947, West Pakistan and East Bengal (both primarily Muslim) separated from India (largely Hindu) and jointly became the new country of Pakistan. East Bengal became East Pakistan in 1955, but the awkward arrangement of a two-part country with its territorial units separated by 1,600 km left the Bengalis marginalized and dissatisfied. East Pakistan seceded from its union with West Pakistan in 1971 and was renamed Bangladesh.  (World Facts)

Official Name
The People's Republic Of Bangladesh
Location
Latitude between 20 degree 34' and 26 degree 39' north. Longitude between 88 degree 00' and 92 degree 41' east.
Area
144,000 sq. km.
Boundary
Bounded by India from the north, east and west and by the Bay of Bengal and Burma from the south.
Climate
Main seasons : Winter (Nov - Feb), Summer (Mar - Jun), Monsoon (Jul - Oct). Temp : Max 34 degree Celsius, Min 8 degree Celsius.
Capital
Dhaka (population 9 million)
Population
Total estimated population 130 million.
State Language
Bangla. English is also widely spoken and understood

Dhaka

Modern Dhaka is the centre of political, cultural and economic life in Bangladesh,  "with its exciting history and rich culture Known the world over as the city of mosques and muslin. "  Visit the source

 

 


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