Saturday, 28 February 2015

Bangladesh: The Land of Rivers

Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia; and is bordered by India to its west, north and east; Burma to its southeast and separated from Nepal and Bhutan by the Chicken’s Neck corridor. To its south, it faces the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh is the world's eighth-most populous country, with over 160 million people, and among the most densely populated countries. It forms part of the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal, along with the neighbouring Indian states of West Bengal and Tripura.The Capital and largest city is Dhaka.The Currency is Taka (৳) (BDT).

Some interesting facts are:

1. The highest peak in Bangladesh is Saka Haphong in the southeastern Mowdok Range at just 1,052 m (3,451 ft).

2. Bangladesh has a population of 163 million people (163,654,860) as of July 2013 making it the world's eighth most populated country.

3. In 1947, a Bengal area was divided off from India and became the eastern area of the new country called Pakistan, the western part of which was on the other side of India. East Pakistan rebelled with a Civil war in 1971, and gained independence from the West (Pakistan) to become the country of Bangladesh.

4. The national animal of Bangladesh is the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger and The Magpie Robin (or Doyel or Doel) is the national bird of Bangladesh.

5. 1998 saw floods which devastated two-thirds of the country.

6. Apart from cyclones, Bangladesh regularly suffers from extensive flooding caused by monsoon rains and melting snows from the Himalayas.

7. This interesting fact about Bangladesh is quite astonishing: The farmers of the land compose 95% of the population of Bangladesh.

8. Bangladesh’s oldest known city site is the city of Mahasthangarh.

9. The hilly region of north east Bangladesh, Sylhet has many monuments that are similar to those found in Europe.

10. Bangladesh has a whooping figure of 2000 periodicals and daily newspapers published, despite the low literacy rate and the constant average readership at 15%.

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Some beautiful places are:

For tourism detail visit: @tourismboardbd & @ToBangladesh

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