BANGLADESH AT A GLIMPSE

Bangladesh emerged as an independent and sovereign country in 1971 following a nine month war of liberation. It is one of the largest deltas of the world with a unique communal harmony making it one of the densely populated countries of the world also Seventh Largest reservoir of Human Recourses in the world. Bangladesh plays vital role in the international and regional forum, particularly in the UN, Commonwealth and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

 

General information

Official Name

The People's Republic of Bangladesh

   

Political system

Parliamentary democracy

   

Capital name

Dhaka

   

Time zone

GMT + 6 hours

   

Independence Day

26th March

   

Principal industries

Ready-made garments, pharmaceuticals, cements, garment accessories, chemicals, fertilizers, newsprint, leather and leather goods, paper, sugar, jute, ship building.

   

Principal exports

Readymade garments, Manpower, frozen foods (shrimps), leather, leather products, jute, jute products, tea, ceramic, textile fabrics, home textile, chemical product, light engineering products including bi-cycle.

Geography

OfLocation

Between 20034' and 26038' north latitude and between 880 01' and 920 41' east longitude.

   

Boundary

In the South - Bay of Bengal; others - between India and Myanmar.

   

Area

56,977 sq. miles or 147,570 sq. km. Population: 152.51 million

   

Territorial water

12 nautical miles

   

Main seasons

Summer (March-May), rainy season (June-September) and winter (December-February)

Climate Variation

Winter Temperature

Max 28.890c Min 6.89 0 c

   

Summer Temperature

Max 38.550c Min 18.890c

   

Average Rainfall

90'' in Monsoon

   

Principal seasonal crops and fruits

Paddy, jute, wheat, tobacco, pulses, oil seeds, spices, vegetables, jack-fruit, banana, mango, coconut, pineapple etc.

   

Natural resources:

Natural gas, coal, lime, white clay, granite, glass sand.

Sector Wise Contribution Economy in Bangladesh during 1976-2012

Bangladesh export by major products (2010-2011)

MANPOWER POTENTIALS

Institutuons

No. of institutions

Govt. University   

34(Thirty four)

Private University                                            

67(Sixty Seven)

Govt. Medical College

25(Twenty Five)

Govt. Dental College

10(Ten)

Private Medical College

53(Fifty Three)

Cadet College

12(Twelve)

Engineering University

5(Five)

Agricultural University

4(Four)

Polytechnic Institute

27(Twenty Seven)

Vocational Institute

90(Ninety)

Glass and Ceramic Institute

1(one)

Teachers Training Centers

33(Thirty Three)

College of Physical Education

4(Four)

Eco Park

9(Nine)