Bangladesh, officially known as the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a South Asian country marked by lush greenery and many waterways.
It is also known as a riverine country with several major rivers being the Padma (Ganges), the Meghna and the Jamuna. It is the eighth-most populous country in the world, with a population exceeding 163 million people. The country occupies an area of 143,998 km².
Where is Bangladesh located
Bangladesh shares land borders with India to the west, north, and east, Myanmar to the southeast, and the Bay of Bengal to the south. It is narrowly separated from Nepal and Bhutan by the Siliguri Corridor, and from China by Sikkim, in the north, respectively.
What time is it in Bangladesh
Time Zone: UTC+6
Universal Time Coordinated
GMT / UTC
Time difference to major cities
Los Angeles -13 hours
New York City -10 hours
London - 6 hours
Tokyo + 3 hours
Hong Kong + 2 HOURS
Sydney + 5 hours
Mumbai - 0:30 hours
Berlin, Frankfut, Paris, Madrid, Rome - 5 hours
What language do they speak in Bangladesh
Bangladesh's official language is Bangla and is spoken by the vast majority of the population.
During the reign of Pakistan in 1952, many Banglalies sacrificed their lives demanding Bangla be recognised as one of the state languages of Pakistan.
In Bangladesh, 21 February is the anniversary of the day when the people of Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) fought for recognition for the Bangla language.
UNESCO proclaimed the day as the International Mother Language Day in November 1999.
Some minority languages, which are the native languages of about 2% of the total population, are: Rajbongshi, Chakma, Rohingya, Manipuri, Hindi-Urdu, Kok Borok, Assamese.
What is the capital of Bangladesh
Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh. It is located just north of the Buriganga River, a channel of the Dhaleswari River, in the south-central part of the country. Dhaka is Bangladesh's most populous city and is one of the largest metropolises in South Asia. Dhaka is home to over 4 million people and covers about 816 square kilometers.