Bangladesh is a third-world country with its own struggles and problems. But they are a unique country which many want to go to, in order to achieve a level of world knowledge that can not be found anywhere else. Bangladesh is located in South Asia and bordered by Indian in the north and the Bay of Bengal in the east and west. It is divided into seven administrative divisions which are further subdivided into districts or “zila.” Neighboring countries are Burma and India. Bangladesh is considered the 8th most populous country in the world and the 4th largest Muslim country after Indonesia, Pakistan, and India. Their primary industries are cotton textiles, jute, garments, and tea processing. Their agriculture focues on rice, jute, tea, wheat, and beef. They export garments, leather, frozen fish, and seafood.
Essential Facts about Bangladesh
Area: 147,570 sq. km
Religion: Muslim, Hindu
GDP per capita: US $1800 dollars
Bangladesh has a climate that is hot and muggy during the summers from March to June with monsoons typical from June to November. It exists in a balmy, wet, tropical monsoon-type climate with marshy wetlands along the coastal front and soil that is vulnerable to extremes of flood and drought. The climate seems to go from dry, hot conditions to wet, flooded plains. It is inundated yearly by natural disasters in weather including floods, tornadoes, tidal bores, and even cyclones.
The official currency of Bangladesh is the Bangladeshi Taka, which is currently worth 0.013 of the U.S. dollar.
Religions in Bangladesh is predominantly Muslim with 89.5% of the population claiming to be Muslim, 9.6% Hindu, and the rest Christian or other.