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

March: "Notuner Gaan"
"The Song of Youth"[1]

  • Seal of the Government of Bangladesh
Capital
and largest city
Dhaka
23°42′N90°21′E / 23.700°N 90.350°E / 23.700; 90.350
Official languagesBengali
RecognizedEnglish
Ethnic groups (2011)98% Bengalis
2% Others[2]
Religion89.1% Islam
10% Hinduism
0.9% Others[2]
DemonymBangladeshi
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional republic
 • PresidentAbdul Hamid
 • Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
 • Speaker of ParliamentShirin Sharmin Chaudhury
 • Chief JusticeSurendra Kumar Sinha
LegislatureJatiyo Sangshad
 • Independence declared from PakistanMarch 26, 1971 
 • GovernmentApril 17, 1971 
 • LiberationDecember 16, 1971 
 • Current constitutionNovember 4, 1972 
 • Last territorial admissionJuly 31, 2015 
Area
 • Total147,570[3] km2 (92nd)
56,977 sq mi
 • Water (%)6.4
Population
 • 2015 estimate168,957,745[2] (8th)
 • 2011 census149,772,364[4] (8th)
 • Density1,319/km2 (10th)
3,416/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 • Total$572.440 billion[5] (34th)
 • Per capita$3,581[5] (144th)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 • Total$205.327 billion[5] (44th)
 • Per capita$1,284[5] (155th)
Gini (2010)32.1[6]
medium
HDI (2015)Increase 0.570[7]
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 October 9, 2016


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