placed in Bay of Bengal,
surrounded by India. It shares a border in the south-east with Myanmar
and fronts on the Bay of Bengal.
The climate of Bangladesh is subtropical and
tropical with temperatures ranging from an average daytime low
of 21 degrees C in cold season to a top of 35 degrees C in hot season.
Bangladesh has three main
Wet season from late May to early October, cold seasons from
mid-October to the end of February and
hot seasons from mid-March to mid-May.
People's Republic of Bangladesh.
Area:143,998 sq. km
Dhaka (pop: 6 million)
98% Bengal, 1% Biharian, 1% tribal
Language: Bangle (Bengaline)
87% Islam, 12% Hindu, 0.5% Buddhist and 0.3% Christian
US$ 151 billion
GDP Per Head:
Bangladesh visas are valid for six months from the date of issue and
are good to stays of one to three months.
to get there:
You could get
there by airplane at Dhaka Airport. Tourists, also could get there via
land from India.
You could get around by bus or train, bus is easier. Also, you
could get its islands by small ships in Indian Ocean.
Between Cities: airplane, ship, train & bus
In Cities: Bus or taxi
Zone: GMT/UTC plus
meal: US$ 2-3
Publications, radio and TV are most in Bengaline and Urdu, and less in
Telephone, Fax, E-mail, Post and Internet.
240 V, 50 Hz
Governments: 8 - 16
Shopping: 9 - 12 ; 15 - 20
Weekend: Friday and Saturday.
Bengal region has a multi-faced folk heritage, enriched
by its ancient Animist, Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim roots. Weaving,
pottery and terracotta sculpture are some of the earliest forms of
artistic expressions. The best known literature of Bangladesh is the
works of the great Bengaline Poets Rabindranath Tagore and Nasrul Islam,
through these giants have been overshadowed recently by the terror over the writings of Taslima Nasreen who has received death threats
from Muslim fundamentalists for her outspoken critiques of Islam's
oppression of women.
All countries have embassy in Dhaka
(Capital), Chittagong, Somapuri Vihara