19 Brilliant Facts about Bangladesh
- Bangladesh is in South-East Asia and its neighbours are India to the West, North and East, Myanmar to the south-east and the Bay of Bengal to the south.
- It has a total area of 56,977 square miles (147,570 square kilometres).
- The coordinates for Bangladesh are 23.7000° N, 90.3500°
- It has a population of 164.7 million (2017)…
- … which works out as a population density of 2890 people per square mile, more than 4 times that of the UK, making it the most densely population country in the world!
- Bangladesh’s capital is Dhaka, which has an area of 315 square miles (816 square kilometres) and a population of 8.906 million (2011).
- The average life span here is 72.49 years (2016).
- Bangladesh is mostly made up of incredibly flat, low-lying land which is subject to annual flooding from melting snow from the Himalayas.
- Its landscape is made up of 67% arable land, 16% forest and woodland, 4% meadows and pastures, 2% permanent crops and 11% ‘others’.
Flag of Bangladesh
- An incredible 95% of the population here are farmers! Despite this however, more money is made from exporting garments than agriculture.
- Despite Kabaddi (Ha-Doo-Doo) being the national sport, cricket is by far the most popular sport here.
- Bangladesh is home to Cox’s Bazar, the world’s longest uninterrupted beach at an amazing 77 miles (125 km) long! Let’s go!
- You must always pass things or shake hands with your right hand as using your left is considered rude!
- Bangla (Bengali) and English are the official languages of Bangladesh.
- The Bangladeshi Taka is the currency here.
- Bangladesh produces rice, tea, jute, wheat and beef…
- … and has an industry consisting of cotton textile, jute, garments and tea processing.
- Bangladesh exports jute and jute goods, garments, leather, frozen fish and seafood.
- To call your friends in Bangladesh, you’ll need to use the international dialling code +880.
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