Overview of Bangladesh

Geography and Location

Bangladesh officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. It shares land borders with India and Myanmar (Burma). The country's maritime territory in the Bay of Bengal is roughly equal to the size of its land area.Bangladesh is the world's eighth most populous country. Dhaka is its capital and largest city, followed by Chittagong, which has the country's largest port.

Bangladeshis include people of different ethnic groups and religions. Bengalis, who speak the official Bengali language, make up 98% of the population. The politically dominant Bengali Muslims make the nation the world's third largest Muslim-majority country.

Climate

Bangladesh's climate is tropical with a mild winter from October to March, and a hot, humid summer from March to June. A warm and humid monsoon season lasts from June to October and supplies most of the country's rainfall.

Population

According to the official census taken in 2011, Bangladesh has a population of 149 million. It is estimated that by the year 2017 the population will be 163 million.

Bangladeshis always have positive and welcome attitude towards foreigner and openness to Hospitality. They are proud of their culture and heritage as seen through the language movement, and the liberation struggle.

Language

Bengali or Bangla is the language in Bangladesh. The country name Bangladesh actually means "Country of Bangla". Everyone in this country speak Bangla, except some tribal people in the hill-tract area. English is the second language of Bangladesh.

Religion

Bangladesh is a Muslim country. More than 85% of the people here are Muslims and follow Islam as religion. Rest of them are Hindus, Buddhists, and Christians.