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People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ
  • Gônôprôjatôntri Bangladesh  (Bengali)
FlagEmblem
Anthem: "Amar Sonar Bangla"
"My Golden Bengal"

March: "Notuner Gaan"
"The Song of Youth"[1]
Capital
and largest city
Dhaka
23°42′N90°21′E / 23.700°N 90.350°E / 23.700; 90.350
Official languagesBengali[a]
Other languagesEnglish[b]
Ethnic groups (2014[3])
ReligionIslam[c]
DemonymBangladeshi
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional republic
 - PresidentAbdul Hamid
 - Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
 - Speaker of the HouseShirin Sharmin Chaudhury
 - Chief JusticeSurendra Kumar Sinha
LegislatureJatiyo Sangshad
Formation
 - Partition of British India14 August 1947 
 - Declaration of Independence26 March 1971 
 - Liberation of Bangladesh16 December 1971 
 - Constitution4 November 1972 
Area
 - Total147,570 km2 (94th)
56,977 sq mi
 - Water (%)6.4
Population
 - March 2013 estimate156,594,962[5] (8th)
 - Density1,033.5/km2 (12th)
2,676.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 - Total$572.440 billion[6] (34th)
 - Per capita$3,581[6] (144th)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 - Total$205.327 billion[6] (58th)
 - Per capita$1,284[6] (155th)
Gini (2010)32.1[7]
medium
HDI (2013)Increase 0.558[8]
medium ·142nd
CurrencyTaka () (BDT)
Time zoneBST(UTC+6)
Date format
  • dd-mm-yyyy
  • BS দদ-মম-বববব(CE−594)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+880
ISO 3166 codeBD
Internet TLD.bd
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Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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