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My Golden Bengal.



Population: 158,570,535 (2011)
Land Area: 144,000 sq km
Natural Resources: Natural gas, arable land, timber, coal
Capital: Dhaka
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Zillur Rahman (2009)
Head of Government: Sheikh Hasina Wajed (2009)
Languages: Bangla, English
Currency: Taka (BDT)
Major Religions: Muslim 83%, Hindu 16%, Other 1%
Major Ethnicities: Bengali 98%, Other 2%
Life Expectancy: 69.75 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 100.1 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 259.3 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,700 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 6% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 18.4%, Industry 28.7%, Services 52.9% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 45%, Industry 30%, Services 25% (2008)
Industries: Cotton textiles, jute, garments, tea processing, paper newsprint, cement, chemical fertilizer, light engineering, sugar
Agriculture Products: Rice, jute, tea, wheat, sugarcane, potatoes, tobacco, pulses, oilseeds, spices, fruit; beef, milk, poultry
Human Development Index: 0.500 (146th)
Tourism Revenue: 57 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 4.8% (2010)

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Army Size: 125 500 (2004)
Budget: 1.5% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


Bangladesh is located in South Asia, it is bordered by India and Myanmar. Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and has a very high poverty rate. Bangladesh's economy is growing steadily, in part due to more stability. The economy is dominated by the garment industry and agriculture, there is also more foreign investments made in Bangladesh, notably in the natural gas sector.

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CIA World Factbook: Bangladesh
Wikipedia: Bangladesh

Updated on: December 2, 2011