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Official Name : The People's Republic of Bangladesh

Capital City : Dhaka,Area 1416 sq. km.

Government : Parliamentary form of government, headed by Prime Minister

Standard Time:GMT+6 hours

Population/Literacy : 150.00 million (In 2011) / 51.8% (In 2011)

Official Language : Bangla, English is generally understood and widely spoken.

Area/Land :
147,570 square km-mostly alluvial fertile plain. Territorial Waters 22.22 km. Economic Zone up to 370.40 km. in the high seas, measured from the base line.

Location & Borders :
South Asia bordered by India on the east, west & north and by Bay of Bengal on the south and small border strip with Myanmar on the south-east.

Climate/Seasons :
Average winter temp : (Max 29 deg. C and Min 11 deg. C)
Average Summer temp : (Max 40 deg. C and Min 21 deg C)
Seasons : Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, Late Autumn, Winter & Spring

Annual Rainfall :
Varies from 160 cm to 400 cm at different areas

Humidity :
Highest 99% during peak summer in July, Lowest 36% during winter in Dec-Jan

Climactic Variations :
The climate of Bangladesh is tropical monsoon marked by Sweltering temperature and high humidity. Bangladesh has mainly four seasons: summer (March-May), Monsoon (Jun-September), Autumn (Oct-Nov) and Winter (December-February)

Divisional Headquarters :
1) Dhaka 2) Chittagong 3) Barishal 4) Khulna 5) Rajshahi 6) Sylhet 7) Rangpur

Districts : 64 (Sixty Four)

Thana : 507 (Five Hundred Seven)

Police Stations : 496 (Four Hundred Ninety Six)

City Corporation : 4 (Four)

Municipally : 119 (One Hundred Ninteen)

Union Parishad : 4,484 (Four Thousand Four Hundred Eighty Four)

Village : 87,319 (Eighty Seven Thousand Three Hundred Ninteen)

Places of Tourist Interest :
Colorful tribal life of Hill Tracts, World's largest and longest sea beach at Cox's Bazar, Kuakata and Parky sea beach, Foy's Lake , Dulahajra safari park, Sitakund echo park at Chittagong, century old historical sites at Dhaka, Pharpur, Moinamati, Mohastangar, Sundarban the home of Royal Bengal Tiger and world's largest mangrove forest, lash green tea gardens of Sylhet, reverie life etc.

Tourist Season : October to March

Banking Hour : Sunday- Thursday (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Important Industries :
Ready made garments, pharmaceuticals, cements, garment accessories, chemicals, fertilizers, newsprint, leather and leather goods, paper, sugar, jute, ship building.

Export Items :
Readymade garments, frozen foods (shrimps), leather, leather products, jute, jute products, tea, ceramic, textile fabrics, home textile, chemical product, light engineering products including bi-cycle.

Principal Imports :
Oil, edible oil, petroleum product, wheat, seeds, fertilizer, yarn, capital goods, machinery, power generating machinery, scientific & medical equipment, iron & steel, motor vehicles, raw cotton, chemicals.

Seaports : Chittagong & Mongla.

Inland River ports :Dhaka, Narayanganj, Chandpur, Barisal, Khulna, Bhairab, Sirajgonj etc.

Airports :
International : Shahjalal Intl. Airport, Shah Amanat Intl. Airport-Chittagong, Osmani Intl. Airport-Sylhet.

Domestic : Dhaka, Chittagong (Patenga Airport), Sylhet, Cox's Bazar, Thakurgoan, Syedpur, Rajshahi, Jessoere & Barisal.

Principal Crops :
Rice, Jute, Tea, Tobacco, Wheat, Sugarcane, Vegetables, Potato, Pulses etc.

Rivers :
Padma, Bramhaputra, Jamuna, Meghna, Karnaphuli, Teesta, Arial Khan, Surma etc. (Total 230 rivers including tributaries)

Mineral Resources :
Natural Gas, Limestone, Hard rock, Coal lignite, Silica Sand, White clay, Radio-active sand etc. (there is a strong possibilities of oil deposit)

Satellite Station :1. Betbunia 2. Talibabad 3. Mohakhali.

Radio Stations :
Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Sylhet, Rangamati, Comilla and Thakurgaon. Broadcasting programmes (in addition to Bengali): in English, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic and Nepali.

T.V. Station : Dhaka, Chittagong.

Television channels :
Satellite: BTV World, Channel-I, NTV, ATN Bangla, Bangla Vision, Boishakhi TV, Islamic TV, Desh TV, ETV, My TV, Diganta TV, RTV.

Human Resources :
A substantial manpower reserve well trained and skilled Engineers, Economists, Physicians, Chartered & qualified Accountants, IT Professionals, Technicians, Trained administrative and Managerial Personnel's, abundance of low cost, easily trainable and adoptable and hard Working intelligent and youthful labour force;

Labour rates between 1.5 3 US$ per day (8-10 hrs.)