Bangladesh is Located in the north-eastern part of South Asia. The majestic Himalayas stand some distance to the north, while in the south lays the Bay of Bengal. There is West Bengal border on the west and in the east lie the hilly and forested regions of Tripura, Mizoram (India) and Myanmar. These picturesque geographical boundaries frame a low lying plain of about 1,47,570 square kilometer criss-crossed by innumerable rivers and streams. Mighty rivers are the Padma (Ganges), the Brahmaputra (Jamuna) & the Meghna and the Karnafuli.
Bangladesh offers many tourist attractions, including archaeological sites, historical mosques and monuments, longest natural beach in the world, picturesque landscape, hill forests and wildlife, rolling tea gardens and tribes. Tourists find the rich flora and fauna and colorful tribal life very enchanting. Each part of the country offers distinctly different topography, flavors and food. It is home to the Royal Bengal Tigers, freshwater pink dolphins, historical temples made of red earth.
Some of the better known tourist attractions are: Srimangal, where miles of tea gardens are located, Mainamati, Mahasthangarh, Paharpur for archaeology, Rangamati, Kaptai and Cox’s Bazar for sight seeing, and the Sundarbans for wild life and the greatest Mangrove forest of the world, and Foy’s Lake for scenic beauty.
- Country Name : The People’s Republic of Bangladesh
- Capital: Dhaka
- Area: 143,998 sq km
- Population: 156,118,464 (July 2010 est.)
- Population growth rate: 1.5% (2010 est.)
- Life expectancy: 69 (2010 est.)
- Ethnic groups: Bengali 98%, other 2%
- Languages: Bangla (official), English
- Inflation: 5.4% (2009 est.)
- GDP purchasing power parity: US$241 billion (2009 est.)
- GDP per capita: US$1,600 (2009 est.)
- GDP composition by sector: agriculture: 19%; industry: 28%; services: 53% (2009 est.)
- Land use: arable land: 55%; permanent crops: 3%; other: 42% (2005)
- Major industries: cotton textiles, jute, garments, tea processing, paper newsprint, cement, chemical fertilizer, light engineering, sugar
- Agricultural products: rice, jute, tea, wheat, sugarcane, potatoes, tobacco, pulses, oilseed, spices, fruit; beef, milk, poultry
- Natural resources: natural gas, arable land, timber, coal
- Export commodities: garments, frozen fish and seafood, jute and jute goods, leather
- Export partners: US 20.24%, Germany 12.75%, UK 8.64%, France 6.48%, Netherlands 5.9% (2009)
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