About Bangladesh

Bangladesh has achieved a GDP growth rate of 7.05 % and a per capita income of $1335 in FY 2015-16. It was upgraded to the status of a lower middle income country in 2015. Significant improvement has been made in social indicators such as education, health and sanitation. Maternity and infant mortality have been reduced to 1.7 and 33 per thousand, respectively. Women's Participations in the labor force has increased from 24 percent in 2010 to 36 percent in 2013 and a significant representation of women at all level of both private and public sector is now in place. Women are gradually becoming an important partner in the socio-economic development due to the diverse initiatives undertaken by the present government. Gender equality has already been achieved in Primary and Secondary level and girls up to graduation level are provided with monthly stipend to mitigate some of the expenses related to their educational need. According to the 'Global Gender GAP Report' Bangladesh ranked 68th while in terms of political empowerment of women ranked 10th position in 2014 among 142 countries.

  • BANGLADESH ("THE LAND OF BENGAL"), officially the PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH, is a country in South Asia. Bangladesh is the world's eighth-most populous country, with over 160 million people, and among the most densely populated countries.
  • The country is dominated by the fertile BENGAL DELTA, the world's largest delta.s
  • Also known as "THE LAND OF RIVERS".
  • Tourism in Bangladesh is a developing foreign currency earner. The country was listed by Lonely Planet in 2011 as the "best value destination".
  • A founding member of the SAARC, the Developing 8 Countries & BIMSTEC.
  • Official Name: The People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  • State language: Bangla, over 98% of the people speak in Bangla, however, English is widely spoken.
  • Nationality: Bangladeshi
  • Total area: 144 570 sq. km.
  • Population: Bangladesh has a population of about 156.6 million.
  • Population density: 1100 /sq. km
  • Capital city: Dhaka
  • Name of currency: Taka (৳)
  • Major income source: Agriculture, industry, services.