Official Name : The People's Republic of Bangladesh
Capital City : Dhaka,Area 1416 sq. km.
Government : Parliamentary form of government, headed by Prime MinisterStandard Time:GMT+6 hours
147,570 square km-mostly alluvial fertile plain. Territorial Waters 22.22 km. Economic Zone up to 370.40 km. in the high seas, measured from the base line.
Location & Borders :
South Asia bordered by India on the east, west & north and by Bay of Bengal on the south and small border strip with Myanmar on the south-east.
Average winter temp : (Max 29 deg. C and Min 11 deg. C)
Average Summer temp : (Max 40 deg. C and Min 21 deg C)
Seasons : Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, Late Autumn, Winter & Spring
Annual Rainfall :
Varies from 160 cm to 400 cm at different areas
Climactic Variations :
The climate of Bangladesh is tropical monsoon marked by Sweltering temperature and high humidity. Bangladesh has mainly four seasons: summer (March-May), Monsoon (Jun-September), Autumn (Oct-Nov) and Winter (December-February)
Divisional Headquarters :
1) Dhaka 2) Chittagong 3) Barishal 4) Khulna 5) Rajshahi 6) Sylhet 7) Rangpur
Districts : 64 (Sixty Four)Thana : 507 (Five Hundred Seven)
Police Stations : 496 (Four Hundred Ninety Six)
City Corporation : 4 (Four)
Municipally : 119 (One Hundred Ninteen)
Union Parishad : 4,484 (Four Thousand Four Hundred Eighty Four)
Important Industries :
Ready made garments, pharmaceuticals, cements, garment accessories, chemicals, fertilizers, newsprint, leather and leather goods, paper, sugar, jute, ship building.
Export Items :
Readymade garments, frozen foods (shrimps), leather, leather products, jute, jute products, tea, ceramic, textile fabrics, home textile, chemical product, light engineering products including bi-cycle.
Principal Imports :
Oil, edible oil, petroleum product, wheat, seeds, fertilizer, yarn, capital goods, machinery, power generating machinery, scientific & medical equipment, iron & steel, motor vehicles, raw cotton, chemicals.
Seaports : Chittagong & Mongla.
Inland River ports :Dhaka, Narayanganj, Chandpur, Barisal, Khulna, Bhairab, Sirajgonj etc.
International : Shahjalal Intl. Airport, Shah Amanat Intl. Airport-Chittagong, Osmani Intl. Airport-Sylhet.
Domestic : Dhaka, Chittagong (Patenga Airport), Sylhet, Cox's Bazar, Thakurgoan, Syedpur, Rajshahi, Jessoere & Barisal.
Principal Crops :
Rice, Jute, Tea, Tobacco, Wheat, Sugarcane, Vegetables, Potato, Pulses etc.
Padma, Bramhaputra, Jamuna, Meghna, Karnaphuli, Teesta, Arial Khan, Surma etc. (Total 230 rivers including tributaries)
Mineral Resources :
Natural Gas, Limestone, Hard rock, Coal lignite, Silica Sand, White clay, Radio-active sand etc. (there is a strong possibilities of oil deposit)
Satellite Station :1. Betbunia 2. Talibabad 3. Mohakhali.
Radio Stations :
Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Sylhet, Rangamati, Comilla and Thakurgaon. Broadcasting programmes (in addition to Bengali): in English, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic and Nepali.
T.V. Station : Dhaka, Chittagong.
Human Resources :
A substantial manpower reserve well trained and skilled Engineers, Economists, Physicians, Chartered & qualified Accountants, IT Professionals, Technicians, Trained administrative and Managerial Personnel's, abundance of low cost, easily trainable and adoptable and hard Working intelligent and youthful labour force;
Labour rates between 1.5 3 US$ per day (8-10 hrs.)