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Google maps, detailed facts of Bangladesh, (ISO: BG) and the capital city, Dhaka. This page enables you to explore Bangladesh and its land boundaries in total: 4,413 km. You may also view the border countries of Bangladesh (total: 2, Burma 271 km, India 4,142 km with its area of total: 148,460 sq km; land: 130,170 sq km, water: 18,290 sq km through detailed Satellite imagery – fast and easy as never before – with Google maps.

Find comprehensive geographical, economical, environmental, governmental, cultural, scientific, historical and demographical related information below, on the wiki page of Bangladesh.

In case if you are traveling by car, there is also Street View and free Driving Directions by Google at your service.

Your virtual Sightseeing in Bangladesh, Asia starts here on this map & Wiki page.

Bangladesh Google maps & facts

This virtual map shows Bangladesh, located in Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India with its cities, towns, highways, main roads, streets, Street Views and terrain maps regularly updated by Google.

You are viewing Bangladesh and its location (Asia), at the geographic coordinates of 24 00 N, 90 00 E, inland counties boundaries and international borders.

Hint: Have a look at the Street view in Bangladesh, BG. All you have to do is to drag and pull the little yellow man (Pegman) on the Google map above the desired location in Bangladesh. After that whenever it is available (currently more than 50 countries provided by Google around the word), blue stripes will appear to show the photos and details from Google’s regularly updated data image base.

The map of Bangladesh, Asia is free, but for informational use only. No representation made or warranty given as to any map or its content by Search Driving Directions.com. User assumes all risk of use of this Bangladesh Google map and fast facts/wiki page.

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Geographical facts about Bangladesh including Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh

Name of the country: Bangladesh Capital city: Dhaka
Geographical coordinates of Bangladesh: 24 00 N, 90 00 E Geographical coordinates of Dhaka: 23 43 N 90 24 E
Location of Bangladesh: Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India Continent / area: Asia
The area of Bangladesh: total: 148,460 sq km; land: 130,170 sq km, water: 18,290 sq km Area comparative of Bangladesh: slightly smaller than Iowa
The elevation data of Bangladesh: mean elevation: 85 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m, highest point: Keokradong 1,230 m The climate of Bangladesh: tropical: mild winter (October to March): hot, humid summer (March to June): humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October)
Land use of Bangladesh: agricultural land: 70.1%; arable land 59%; permanent crops 6.5%; permanent pasture 4.6%; forest: 11.1%; other: 18.8% (2011 estimate) Irrigated land: 53,000 sq km (2012)
Geographical notes of Bangladesh: most of the country is situated on deltas of large rivers flowing from the Himalayas: the Ganges unites with the Jamuna (main channel of the Brahmaputra) and later joins the Meghna to eventually empty into the Bay of Bengal The terrain of Bangladesh: mostly flat alluvial plain; hilly in southeast
Land boundaries of Bangladesh: total: 4,413 km Borders countries of Bangladesh: Burma 271 km, India 4,142 km
Maritime claims of Bangladesh: territorial sea: 12 nautical miles, contiguous zone: 18 nautical miles, exclusive economic zone: 200 nautical miles, continental shelf: to the outer limits of the continental margin

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Fast facts about Bangladesh

Are you traveling to Bangladesh? When you are on the way to explore foreign countries in Asia, it is always good to be aware of the nature of that specific nation and the surroundings, in this case: Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India.

Did you know that the legal system of Bangladesh is mixed legal system of mostly English common law and Islamic law?

When you are traveling around or looking for accommodation in Bangladesh, you would better know, that (there are in total lengths of roadways total: 21,269 km, paved: 2,021 km, unpaved: 19,248 km (2010)) and the most crowded areas in this country are: DHAKA (capital) 17.598 million; Chittagong 4.539 million; Khulna 1.022 million; Rajshahi 844,000 (2015). The urbanization rate in this country looks like the following: urban population: 34.3% of total population (2015).

The total number of population in Bangladesh: 156,186,882 (July 2016 estimate) with a population growth rate of 1.05% (2016 estimate) and the most widely spoken language(s) are Bangla 98.8% (official language, also known as Bengali), other 1.2% (2011 estimate). In these days, Bangladesh has to face with a net migration rate of -3.1 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

You may find the following ethnic groups in Bangladesh nowadays; Bengali at least 98%, ethnic groups 1.1%note: Bangladesh’s government recognizes 27 ethnic groups under the 2010 Cultural Institution for Small Anthropological Groups Act; other sources estimate there are about 75 ethnic groups; critics of the 2011 census claim that it underestimates the size of Bangladesh’s ethnic population (2011 estimate).

The right to vote in Bangladesh can be exercised by the population from the age of 18 years of age, universal and he following ways can earn the citizenship; citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Bangladesh. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, but limited to select countriesresidency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.

In case if you plan to visit Bangladesh for shopping, or for business porpuses, it is good to know that the national holidays in Bangladesh are: Independence Day, 26 March (1971); Victory Day, 16 December (1971)emorializes the military victory over Pakistan and the official creation of the state of Bangladesh.

Whether you are traveling for business or please, never forget that sometimes there are several risks/hazards on your way; In the case of Bangladesh, these are the most likely dangers you might face: droughts; cyclones; much of the country routinely inundated during the summer monsoon season. What do you think? Are you prepared enough to visit Dhaka and / or Bangladesh?

Living with the given conditions, affected by all the civilization and natural harms in Bangladesh, the population has to face with a death rate of 5.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

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Travel references about Bangladesh

To make your travel experience better, you may do it better to understand at least one of the most widely spoken languages in Bangladesh. Here they are: Bangla 98.8% (official language, also known as Bengali), other 1.2% (2011 estimate).

For your local internet searches, use the following TLD: .bd

Do not be surprised, when visiting this country, its climate typically is like this; tropical: mild winter (October to March): hot, humid summer (March to June): humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October).

Its capital city is Dhaka, where the local time zone is UTC+6, which is 11 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time. Note to the timezone in Dhaka: N/A.

For nature lovers, we do note the following elevation data regarding Bangladesh; mean elevation: 85 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m, highest point: Keokradong 1,230 m. The lengths of its total coastline are: 580 km and the length of the land boundaries is total: 4,413 km.

Current environmental issues in Bangladesh; many people are landless and forced to live on and cultivate flood-prone land; waterborne diseases prevalent in surface water; water pollution, especially of fishing areas, results from the use of commercial pesticides; ground water contaminated by naturally occurring arsenic; intermittent water shortages because of falling water tables in the northern and central parts of the country; soil degradation and erosion; deforestation; severe overpopulation.

And again – in case if you missed it-, those natural hazards, that are threatening your journey: droughts; cyclones; much of the country routinely inundated during the summer monsoon season.

For your traveling options, there are 18 (2013) airports and 3 (2013) heliports in Bangladesh all together with 8,370 km (includes up to 3,060 km of main cargo routes; network reduced to 5,200 km in the dry season) (2011) waterways, and roadways in total: total: 21,269 km, paved: 2,021 km, unpaved: 19,248 km (2010).

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Background of Bangladesh

Like every nation, Bangladesh also has its historical background, and it has shaped its social, cultural, political and geographical characteristics; Muslim conversions and settlement in the region now referred to as Bangladesh began in the 10th century, primarily from Arab and Persian traders and preachers. Europeans established trading posts in the area in the 16th century. Eventually the area known as Bengal, primarily Hindu in the western section and mostly Muslim in the eastern half, became part of British India. Partition in 1947 resulted in an eastern wing of Pakistan in the Muslim-majority area, which became East Pakistan. Calls for greater autonomy and animosity between the eastern and western wings of Pakistan led to a Bengali independence movement. That movement, led by the Awami League (AL) and supported by India, won the independence war for Bangladesh in 1971, during which at least 300,000 civilians died.The post-independence AL government faced daunting challenges and in 1975 was overthrown by the military, triggering a series of military coups that resulted in a military-backed government and subsequent creation of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in 1978. That government also ended in a coup in 1981, followed by military-backed rule until democratic elections occurred in 1991. The BNP and AL alternated in power between 1991 and 2013, with the exception of a military-backed, emergency caretaker regime that suspended parliamentary elections planned for January 2007 in an effort to reform the political system and root out corruption. That government returned the country to fully democratic rule in December 2008 with the election of the AL and Prime Minister Sheikh HASINA. In January 2014, the incumbent AL won the national election by an overwhelming majority after the BNP boycotted, extending HASINA’s term as prime minister. With the help of international development assistance, Bangladesh has reduced the poverty rate from over half of the population to less than a third, achieved Millennium Development Goals for maternal and child health, and made great progress in food security since independence. The economy has grown at an annual average of about 6% over the last two decades and the country reached World Bank lower-middle income status in 2015. Source: CIA, The World Factbook.

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