Bangladesh Profile

Country Name: The people’s Republic of Bangladesh
Government: Parliamentary form of government, headed by the Prime Minister
Location: South Asia (between 20 degrees 34’ and 26 degrees 38’ north latitude and 88 degrees 01’ and 92 degrees41 east longitude)
Population: 160 million
Area: 147570sq km (56977sq ml)
Standard Time: GMT + 6 hours
Borders: India on the west, north and east, Myanmar on the south-east and the Bay of Bengal on the south. Total land border is 4246 km, of which 4053 km is with India and 193 km with Myanmar.
Capital: Dhaka
Major Cities: Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Barisal
Terrain: Mostly flat alluvial fertile plain, hilly in southeast
Coastline: 580 km
Climate/Seasons: Tropical. Mild winter (October to March), Temperature: Max 29? C and Min 11? C; hot, humid summer (March to June), temperature: Max 40? C and Min 21? C; humid, warm  rainy monsoon (June to October). Annual rainfall: 160 cm to 400 cm at different areas. Humidity: Max 99% during peak summer and Min 36% during winter.
Ethnic Groups: Bengali 98%; others 2%
Official Language: Bangla (also known as Bengali). English is widely spoken
Currency: Taka (BDT)