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


March: "Notuner Gaan"
"The Song of Youth"[1]
Location of Bangladesh
Capital
and largest city
Dhaka
Official language
and national language
Bengali[2]
Ethnic groups(2011[3])
Religion (2011[4])
DemonymBangladeshi
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryrepublic
Abdul Hamid
Sheikh Hasina
Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury
Md. Abdul Wahhab Miah (acting) [5]
LegislatureJatiya Sangsad
• Partition of Bengal and end of the British Raj
14–15 August 1947
• Independence declared from Pakistan
26 March 1971
16 December 1971
4 November 1972
31 July 2015
Area
• Total
147,570[6] km2 (56,980 sq mi) (92nd)
• Water (%)
6.4
Population
• 2016 estimate
162,951,560[7] (8th)
• 2011 census
149,772,364[8] (8th)
• Density
1,106/km2 (2,864.5/sq mi) (10th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$686.598 billion[9] (33rd)
• Per capita
$4,207[9] (139th)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$248.853 billion[9] (45th)
• Per capita
$1,524[9] (148th)
Gini (2010)32.1[10]
medium
HDI (2016)Increase 0.579[11]
medium · 139th
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 January 20, 2018


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