Where is Bangladesh?

Located in Southern Asia, Bangladesh has a 4,413.00 km border with Burma (271 km) and India (4,142 km).Bangladesh refers to its maritime boundary claims with Burma and India to the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea.

Bangladesh is an Asian country covering 148,460.00 km2 of which 12.32% is water and 130,170.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 95th largest country in the world and slightly larger than Pennsylvania and New Jersey combined; slightly smaller than Iowa. Its geographic coordinates are 24 00 N, 90 00 E and Dhaka is the capital city.

The name is a compound of two Bengali words, "Bangla" meaning "Bengal" and "desh" meaning "country".

Its ISO code is BD.


Bangladesh has a mean elevation of 85 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Indian Ocean. Its highest elevation is Keokradong which is 1,230m above tall.

It has a tropical climate with mild winters and hot, muggy summers with monsoons. The terrain of the country is mostly flat in the alluvial plain and hilly in the southeast.


Bangladesh has a population of 156,186,882 making it the 8th largest in the world.

Bangla (Bengali) is the official and most commonly spoken language. The majority ethnic group is Bengali. The population is mostly Muslim, with a large Hindu minority.

The dialing code for the country is 880.


Bangladesh is an independent country. It gained independence from West Pakistan in 1971. Its constitution was last ratified in 1966.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Bangladesh's GDP is $628,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $3,900.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 33rd largest economy and its citizens the 170th richest in the world. The currency of Bangladesh is the Taka (BDT).

The major export partners are the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Its main exports are garments, knitwear, and agricultural products. Its major import partners are China, India, and Singapore. Its major imports include cotton, chemicals, iron and steel, and foodstuffs.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017