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Country name:

conventional long form: People's Republic of Bangladesh
conventional short form: Bangladesh
local long form: Gana Prajatantri Banladesh
local short form: Banladesh
former: East Bengal, East Pakistan
 

Capital:

Dhaka

 

Location:

Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India
 

Area:

total: 143,998 sq km
land: 130,168 sq km
water: 13,830 sq km
 

Population:

156,050,883 (July 2009 est.)
0-14 years: 34.6% (male 27,065,625/female 26,913,961)
15-64 years: 61.4% (male 45,222,182/female 50,537,052)
65 years and over: 4% (male 3,057,255/female 3,254,808) (2009 est.)

 

Map of Bangladesh

 

Languages:

Bangla (official, also known as Bengali), English

 

Climate:

tropical; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October)
Bangladesh www.bmd.gov.bd

 

Industries:

cotton textiles, jute, garments, tea processing, paper newsprint, cement, chemical fertilizer, light engineering, sugar

 

 

Economy - overview:

Bangladesh is one of the least developed countries in the world: In 1997/98 per capita GDP was US$338. Most land is fertile and intensely cultivated, rice being the main crop, followed by jute and tea. Agriculture accounts for around 34% of GDP and 65% of employment while the manufacturing sector accounts for only 18% of GDP and 16% of employment activity
 

 

Economy:

Bangladesh is one of the least developed countries in the world: In 1997/98 per capita GDP was US$338. Most land is fertile and intensely cultivated, rice being the main crop, followed by jute and tea. Agriculture accounts for around 34% of GDP and 65% of employment while the manufacturing sector accounts for only 18% of GDP and 16% of employment activity
 

 

Industries:

cotton textiles, jute, garments, tea processing, paper newsprint, cement, chemical fertilizer, light engineering, sugar

 

Exports - commodities:

garments, jute and jute goods, leather, frozen fish and seafood
$13.97 billion (2008 est.)
Exports - partners:
US 21%, Germany 13.2%, UK 8.6%, France 6.3%, Netherlands 4.7% (2008)

 

Imports - commodities:

machinery and equipment, chemicals, iron and steel, textiles, foodstuffs, petroleum products, cement
$19.59 billion (2008 est.)
Imports - partners:
China 14.7%, India 14.7%, Kuwait 7.5%, Singapore 7.1%, Japan 4.1% (2008)

 

Exchange rates:

 

taka (BDT) per US dollar - 68.554 (2008 est.), 69.893 (2007), 69.031 (2006), 64.328 (2005), 59.513 (2004)

 

GDP :

$224 billion (2008 est.)
$213.5 billion (2007 est.)
$201 billion (2006 est.)
 

 

Websites

 

Ministries & Organization

 

Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

Prime Minister's Office

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Agriculture

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bangladesh

Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs

 

Trade Associations & Chamber of Commerce

 

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association  

Chamber of Commerce

Chambers of Commerce in Bangladesh
There is listed the Chambers of Commerce in Bangladesh including their contact information.

 

Economy and Industry

 

 

Yellow Pages of Bangladesh
It supplies a business guide to an overall introduction of Bangladesh such as country profile, history, import and export policy, and travel; website provides business news, on-line business directory for search by company, service and product.

Export Promotion Bureau
There is available an information gateway to an overall understanding of Bangladesh in country profile, economy, investment scenario, industrial policy, export and import policy, export statistics and directories for sector corporation, chamber of commerce and trade association.

Bangladesh Business & Trade Directory
There is a business guide to major cities of Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna & Sylhet in Bangladesh with information on business opportunities, trade regulations and infrastructures.

Business & Investment in Bangladesh
It is a useful website containing a number of fields on business environment in Bangladesh along with information about tax incentives and facilities for foreign investor.

Foreign Investment - Bangladesh
It provides a detailed document describing deserving factors in assessing Bangladesh related to foreign investments.

Bangladesh Trade Info
It is on-line market place for trade leads and business directory; services include search and post trade leads on the website, directory to various business categories and government offices, chamber of commerce and companies.

 

Bangladesh Trade Info

Export Promotion Bureau 

Dhada Stock Exchange  

Chittagong Stock Exchange 

Bangladesh Customs Tariff  

Board of Investment

Export Promotion Bureau

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation

Bangladesh small and cottage industries corporation

Jamuna Bridge Division 

Bangladesh Railway

National Data Bank

Bangladesh Telephone and Telegraph Board

Bangladesh Computer Council

Disaster Management Bureau

 

General Information

 

Bangladesh Government Online
It is the official website of Bangladesh government that provides a number of comprehensive information about the governmemtal institutions, ministries, organizations,boards and so forth.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines

Virtual Bangladesh

University of Dhaka

University Grants Commission

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

 

 

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