Bangladesh Profile

The CountryThe people’s Republic of Bangladesh
Geographical locationSouth Asia; between 20 34 and 26 38 north latitude and between 88 01 and 92 41 east
longitude; consists of flat fertile alluvial land.
BoundariesNorth – India (West Bengal Meghalaya);
West – India (West Bengal);East- India (Tripura & Assam) & Mayanmar;South – Bay of Bangal
Area147,570 square km. (Territorial water –12 nautical miles)
Capital CityDhaka Metropolitan Area 1528
Standard timeGMT+ 6 hours.
ClimateSub-tropical monson, Winter (November- February)
Rainfall1194 mm to 3454 mm (average during monsoon, June-August)
HumidityHighest :99 percent (July), Lowest :36 percent (December and January)
Population131.27 Million **
Population Growth Rate1.48. percent **
Population Density938 Person per sq km **
Total fertility rate2.78 Children born/woman **
Life expectancy58.1 years**
Mortality rate54.1 per cent **
Adult literacy rate62 Per sent (15 years +)**
Language95 percent Bangla and 5 percent other dialect. English is widely spoken.
ReligionMuslim (88.3%), Hindu (10.5%), Buddhist (0.6%) Christain (0.3%), & Animists and
believers in tribal faiths (0.3%)
FoodRice, Vegetables, pulses, fish and meat.
Mineral resourcesNatural gas, limestone, hard rock, coal, Lignite, silica sand white clay, radio
active Sand etc. (There is a strong possibility of oil deposit)
Human resourcesA substantial manpower reserve, trained From 21 public government and technical
University along with 48 Private University 18 media.
SkilledEngineers, technicians, physicians economists, Accountants, administrative and managerial,
personal abundance of low cost, easily trained and adaptable, hardworking, intelligent
and Youthful l abourforce.