Bangladesh at a Glance

Official name : People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Father of the Nation : Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Head of the State : President Md. Abdul Hamid
Head of the Government : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Geographical Location : Bangladesh is situated in the eastern part of the South Asian sub-continent. It lies between latitudes 20°34’ & 26°38’ North, and longitudes 88°01’ & 92°41’ East. The country is bordered by India on the east, west and north, and by the Bay of Bengali in the south and having a small border strip with Myanmar in the south-east.
Area : 1,47,570 sq./km
Administrative Units : 8 Divisions, 64 Districts, 492 Upazilas and 4,571 Unions
City Corporations : 11
Municipalities : 328
Capital : Dhaka
Nationality : Bangladeshi
Official Language : Bangla
Currency  : Taka/TK. (US$1=TK 83.94)
Time : GMT+6 hours
Population : 164.6 (Million)
Population Growth Rate : 1.37%
Population Density Per sq./km : 1116
Literacy Rate, 7+yrs : 73.20%
Principal Rivers : Padma, Meghna, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Teesta, Surma and Karnaphuli
Percentage of Labour Force in Agriculture Sector : 40.60%
Percentage of Labour Force in Industry Sector : 20.40%
Percentage of Other Labour Force : 39.00%
GDP Growth Rate (2018-19) : 8.13%
Per Capita GDP (2018-19) (US$) : 1909
Saving-GDP Ratio (2018-19) : 28.41%
Revenue Expenditure-GDP Ratio (2018-19) : 18.32%
GDP Revenue Income Ratio : 13.38%
Investment-GDP Ratio (2016-17) : 31.56%
Population Below Poverty Line : 21.30%
Principal Crops and Fruits : Paddy, wheat, jute, tobacco, pulses, oilseeds, spices, vegetables, banana, mango, coconut, jack-fruit
Principal Industries : Readymade garments, tea processing, paper & newsprint, cement, chemical fertilizers, sugar, pharmaceuticals, textiles, leather goods etc.
Principal Mineral Resources : Natural gas, coal, lime, white clay, glass sand
Principal Exports : Readymade garments & knitwear, frozen fish, jute & jute goods, pharmaceutical products, tea, leather products, handicrafts, chemicals.
Total Export Receipts (2018-19) : US$ 40535.0 million
Total Import Expenditure (2018-19) : US$ 56002.6 million
Total Remittance Receipts (2018-19) : US$ 16419.63 million
Foreign Currency Reserve (as of September 2018) : US$ 32716.5 million
Export Processing Zones (EPZs) : 8
Special Economic Zones (SEZs) : 22
Fertility Rate:2.05%
Contraceptive Prevalence Rate:63.10%
Life Expectancy at Birth:72.3
Infant Mortality per 1000 Live Births:22
Main Seasons:Summer, Rainy Season, Autumn, Late Autumn, winter and Spring
Annual Average Rainfall:203 m.m.
Monsoon Rainfall:1733m.m.
Annual Average Temperature:21.30c (minimum) to 30.40c (maximum)
Annual Average Humidity:78%
Seaports:Chattogram, Mongla and Payra
International Airports:Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet
Domestic Airports:Dhaka, Chattogram, Jashore, Sylhet, Cox’s Bazar, Syedpur, Rajshahi and Barisal
Radio Stations:Dhaka, Chattogram, Khulna, Rangpur, Sylhet, Rangamati, Bandarban, Cumilla, cox’s Bazar, Thakurgaon, Rajshahi and Barishal
TV Channels:Government: BTV, BTV World, Sangsad TV
Private (Nos): 45 (Approved)
On air (Nos): 30
Popular Sports:Cricket, Football, Hockey, Kabaddi, Swimming, Volleyball, Badminton and Chess
Telephone per 100 people:Landphone-0.6, Cell Phone-95
Mobile Telephony Penetration:154.18 million
Internet Users:98.429 million
   

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