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People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Coat of arms
Anthem: Amar Shonar Bangla
My Golden Bengal
(and largest city)
23°42′N 90°21′E / 23.7°N
90.35°E / 23.7; 90.35
Sheikh Hasina Wazed
Advocate Abdul Hamid
March 26, 1971
December 16, 1971
144,000 km2 (94th)
55,599 sq mi
- Water (%)
$224.889 billion (48th)
$81.938 billion (58th)
▼ 0.524 (medium) (147th)
Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+6)
Drives on the
Adjusted population, p.4, "Population
Census 2001, Preliminary Report".
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. 2001-08.
Bangladesh (Bengali: ???????? [ˈbaŋlad̪eʃ]
Bangladesh), officially the People’s Repub-
lic of Bangladesh (Bengali: ??????????????
???????? Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh) is a
country in South Asia. It is bordered by India
on all sides except for a small border with
Burma (Myanmar) to the far southeast and by
the Bay of Bengal to the south. Together with
the Indian state of West Bengal, it makes up
the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal. The
name Bangladesh means "Country of Bengal"
in the official Bengali language.
The borders of present-day Bangladesh
were established with the partition of Bengal
and India in 1947, when the region became
the eastern wing of
the newly formed
Pakistan. However, it was sep