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
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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.

Project Mitalee - Luton Youth Exchange
5 years 33 weeks ago

New exchange which will focus on sharing best-practice and learning in order to build capacity in both communities. This will be done by working with the partner organisation on its community support projects. The programme also includes home stays in rural areas as well as a residential programme for the groups to share their experiences.