Bangladesh

Bangladesh Flag

 

Bangladesh on World Map

Continent – Asia

Region – Southern Asia

Size – 144,000 km²

Geography – Mostly flat plain, hills to south-east

Language – Bengali, English

Religion – 83% Islam, 16% Hindu

Monetary Unit – Taka


Natural Resources
– natural gas, arable land, timber, coal

Agriculture – rice, jute, tea, wheat, sugarcane, potatoes, tobacco, pulses, oilseeds, spices, fruit; beef, milk, poultry

Industry – cotton textiles, jute, garments, tea processing, paper newsprint, cement, chemical fertilizer, light engineering, sugar

Bangladesh Map

Neighbouring Countries – India, Mynamar (Burma)

Population – 166,280,712 (2014)

Population Growth Rate – 2.0%

Average Life Expectancy – 62.8

Capital City – Dhaka (population 14,399,000)

Highest Mountain -Keokradong (1,230 m)

Longest River – Surma-Meghna (669 km)

Climate – Hot, humid summers 25°C to 34°C, mild winters 12°C to 28°C, monsoon season June – October

Yearly Rainfall – 178 cm approx November to April

 

Plant Life – 6000+ plant species including grass, palm, rice paddy, jute, bamboo, banana, fruit trees,  jasmine, water lily, rose, hibiscus, bougainvillea, magnolia, orchid

Animal Life – 200+ mammal species including Royal Bengal tiger, elephant, bear, deer, leopard, mongoose, jackal, rhesus monkey, buffalo, ox and gayal. 150+ reptile species including sea turtle, river tortoise, mud turtle, crocodile, gavial, python, krait and cobra

Bird Life – 350+ resident species including bulbul, magpie, robin, common game birds, cuckoo, hawk, owl, crow, kingfisher, woodpecker, parrot, myna, duck

Aquatic Life – 200+ species including prawn, lobster

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Bangladesh. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/bangladesh.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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