Bangladesh

Map of Bangladesh
Flag of Bangladesh

Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh is a country in South Asia. It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south. The name Bangladesh means "Country of Bengal" in the official Bengali language. Bangladesh is among the most densely populated countries in the world and has huge reserves of natural gas. Geographically the country straddles the fertile Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta and is subject to annual monsoon floods and cyclones. Bangladesh is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, SAARC, BIMSTEC, the OIC, and the D-8. As the World Bank notes in its July 2005 Country Brief, the country has made significant progress in human development in the areas of literacy, gender parity in schooling and reduction of population growth.

Established
1971-03-26
Joined Commonwealth
1972
Capital City
Dhaka
Demonym
How you can refer to people from this country...
Bengali people
Country motto
Size
55599 square miles.
Population
156,050,883
Population density
Based on figures from .
1045 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 11)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$228400000000 (World ranking:51)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2008.
0.524 (World ranking:147)
Currency Code
BDT
Country calling code
880
Basic data taken from from Wikipedia InfoBoxes via DBPedia

Content for this country

Below you can find updates from CYEC exchanges and projects that have involved this country.

Blog entry East London Active Citizens Bangladesh - Final Thoughts on the Exchange!
6 years 50 weeks ago

Friday 16th December

Blog entry East London Active Citizens Bangladesh - Project visits and Cultural Evening
6 years 50 weeks ago

Thursday 15th December

Blog entry Phil Long - East London Active Citizens Bangladesh Reflections, Wednesday 14th December
6 years 50 weeks ago

Wednesday 13th December

Wednesday was a bright and early rise as we had a two and half hour bus ride to our first Youth Ending Hunger social action project (SAP) which was taking place in Sarail, Brahmanbaria. This was a great first social action project to visit, and we were given an incredible welcome to the town as we stepped off the coach. We were given flowers and parade materials, including hats and flags. What happened next was a very honourable experience as we took part in a rally to celebrate social action and the work the community is doing to overcome their social issues.

Blog entry Phil Long East London Active Citizen - Exchange to Bangladesh
6 years 51 weeks ago

Saturday 10th December
An excited group of young active citizens from Tower Hamlets and Newham met at Heathrow airport to travel to Bangladesh to take part in an exchange trip with The Hunger Project. The 12 young delegates are made up of young leaders from across East London. We set off for Bangladesh and will get there via Dubai.
Sunday 11th December

Project Mitalee Youth Association - Bangladesh
9 years 37 weeks ago

This exchange allows young people to be involved in the international educational experience. This will allow them to explore poverty/child labour in Bangladesh and engage in their practice to increase insight information and experience of the issues and the way they are dealt with. The exchange also allows young people to gain experience and visit community capacity building projects in Bangladesh.