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Location: Bangladesh (officially called the People's Republic of Bangladesh) is a country in southern Asia. Bangladesh is bordered by India, Myanmar (Burma), and The Indian Ocean.

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Capital: Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh.

Size: Bangladesh covers about 143,998 square kilometers (a bit smaller than the state of Iowa). Bangladesh is the 94th largest country in the world.

Population: The people of Bangladesh are called Bangladeshis. Bangladesh has the 7th largest population of any country in the world (after China, India, USA, Indonesia, Brazil, and Pakistan). The population of Bangladesh is about 156,118,464 (as of July, 2010).

Government: Bangladesh is a parliamentary democracy that is divided into 7 divisions. Independence Day is celebrated on December 16 (Bangladesh became independent from West Pakistan on December 16, 1971).

Language: The official language is Bangla (official, also known as Bengali).

Education: Girls and boys in Bangladesh go to school for an average of 8 years.

Literacy Rate: Just under 48% (less than half) of the adults in Bangladesh can read and write. About 54% of the men and 41% of the women are literate.

Official Religion: Muslim 89.5%, Hindu 9.6%, other 0.9%.

Bangladesh's FlagBangladesh's Flag: The flag of Bangladesh has a green field with a large red circle shifted slightly to the hoist (flagpole). The red circle symbolizes the rising sun and the sacrifice to achieve independence; the green background symbolizes the lush vegetation of Bangladesh.

Climate: Bangladesh has a tropical climate. Winters are mild, summers are hot and humid, and the fall is warm with monsoons.

Major Rivers: The Ganges, the Jamuna, and the Meghna meet in Bangladesh and flow into the Indian Ocean.

Terrain/Mountain Ranges: Most of Bangladesh is a flat river delta, downstream from the Himalayan Mountains.

Highest Point: The highest point in Bangladesh is Keokradong, which is 1,230 m above sea level; it is located in the southeast of Bangladesh near the border with Myanmar.

Lowest Point: The lowest point in Bangladesh is the Indian Ocean, at sea level.

Natural Resources: natural gas, arable land, timber, coal.

Major Industries: cotton textiles, jute, garments, tea processing, paper newsprint, cement, chemical fertilizer, light engineering, sugar.

Agricultural Products: rice, jute, tea, wheat, sugarcane, potatoes, tobacco, pulses, oilseeds, spices, fruit; beef, milk, poultry.

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