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Bangladesh

Bangladesh Bordering India and beeing a former part of Pakistan, this country has had its historical problems, but that makes it only more interesting.One thing you must be aware of in this country is thr weather, and its monsoon-season, but don't let that stop you from going to this wonderful place where you can explore the nature in any way, wether is should be hiking in the mountains or exploring the wildlife. Then you will of course also be able to see the history - mosques, monuments and archaeological sights.

Area: 147.608 Km²
Population: 131.270.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 889 pop/Km²

System of government: Parliamentary democracy
Capital: Dhaka (8.545.000 pop.)
Major cities: Chittagong 2.477.000 pop., Khulna 1.071.000 pop., Narayanganj 300.000 pop., Rajshahi 260.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Bengali 98%, Biharis 1%
Border countries: India WEST, NORTH and EAST, Burma SOUTH-EAST

Principal mountains: Keokradong 1230 m
Principal rivers: Gange 298 Km (bangladeshi tract, total 2511 Km), Brahmaputra 2900 Km (total, with chinese and indian tracts)
Principal lakes: Lake Barkal 400 Km²
Principal islands: Bhola
Climate: Rainy monsoon-tropical

Language: Bangla (official), Chakma, Magh, English
Religion: Muslim 85%, Hindu 14%
Currency: Taka (BDT)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 21/2, 26/3, 14/4, 1/5, 15/8, 7/11, 16/12, 25/12, 26/12, 31/12
Dialling code: 00880
GMT: +6

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