Bangladesh

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Bangladesh is a country in South Asia. It is bordered by India to its west, north and east; Myanmar (Burma) to its southeast; and is separated from Nepal and Bhutan by the Chicken’s Neck corridor. To its south, it faces the Bay of Bengal.

Bangladesh is the world’s eighth-most populous country, with over 160 million people. It is one of the most densely populated countries, and among countries with a population exceeding 10 million, it is the most densely populated. It forms part of the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal, along with the neighbouring Indian states of West Bengal and Tripura.

The country is a founding member of SAARC, the Developing 8 Countries and BIMSTEC. It contributes one of the largest peacekeeping forces to the United Nations. It is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Non-Aligned Movement.

Bangladesh is divided into eight administrative divisions, each named after their respective divisional headquarters: Barisal, Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Mymensingh,Rajshahi, Sylhet and Rangpur.

More than 98% of Bangladeshis speak Bengali as their native language, which is also the official language. English is also used as a second language among the middle and upper classes and is also widely used in higher education and the legal system.

Historically, laws were written in English and were not translated into Bengali until 1987, when the procedure was reversed. Bangladesh’s Constitution and all laws are now in both English and Bengali. There are also several indigenous minority languages.

Administrative Divisions of Bangladesh

Last update- october 2015
Division Established Area Population Density
Dhaka 1829 20593km 36054418 1751
Chittagong 1829 33771km 28423019 841
Rajshahi 1829 18197km 18484858 1015
Khulna 1 October 1960 22272km 15687759 704
Barisal 1 January 1993 13297km 8325666 626
Sylhet 1 August 1995 12596km 9910219 780
Rangpur 25 January 2010 16317km 15787758 960
Mymensingh 14 September 2015 10584km 11370000 1074

Administrative Districts of Bangladesh

Last update- october 2015
District Division Population (thouds) Area (km.) Density
Barguna Barisal 928 1831 481
Barisal Barisal 2415 2785 823
Bhola Barisal 1846 3403 517
Jhalokati Barisal 710 749 795
Patuakhali Barisal 1596 3221 471
Pirojpur Barisal 1277 1308 844
Bandarban Chittagong 405 4479 86
Brahmanbaria Chittagong 2954 1927 1457
Chandpur Chittagong 2514 1704 1404
Chittagong Chittagong 7913 5283 1421
Comilla Chittagong 5603 3085 1719
Cox's Bazar Chittagong 2382 2492 913
Feni Chittagong 1496 928 1530
Khagrachhari Chittagong 639 2700 225
Lakshmipur Chittagong 1798 1456 1175
Noakhali Chittagong 3232 3601 853
Rangamati Chittagong 620 6116 97
Dhaka Dhaka 12518 1464 8111
Faridpur Dhaka 1989 2073 901
Gazipur Dhaka 3548 1800 1852
Gopalganj Dhaka 1218 1490 771
Kishoreganj Dhaka 3029 2689 1061
Madaripur Dhaka 1212 1145 1004
Manikganj Dhaka 1447 1379 1000
Munshiganj Dhaka 1503 955 1487
Narayanganj Dhaka 3074 759 4139
Narsingdi Dhaka 2315 1141 1930
Rajbari Dhaka 1091 1119 929
Shariatpur Dhaka 1202 1182 970
Tangail Dhaka 3750 3414 1046
Bagerhat Khulna 1461 3959 369
Chuadanga Khulna 1123 1177 954
Jessore Khulna 2742 2567 1068
Jhenaidah Khulna 1756 1961 895
Khulna Khulna 2294 4394 522
Kushtia Khulna 1933 1601 1207
Magura Khulna 913 1049 871
Meherpur Khulna 652 509 910
Narail Khulna 715 990 722
Satkhira Khulna 1973 3858 511
Jamalpur Mymensingh 2265 2032 1115
Mymensingh Mymensingh 5042 4363 1156
Netrakona Mymensingh 2207 2810 786
Sherpur Mymensingh 1334 1364 978
Bogra Rajshahi 3371 2920 1154
Joypurhat Rajshahi 909 965 942
Naogaon Rajshahi 2576 3436 750
Natore Rajshahi 1696 1896 894
Chapainawabganj Rajshahi 1635 1703 960
Pabna Rajshahi 2497 2372 1053
Rajshahi Rajshahi 2573 2407 1069
Sirajganj Rajshahi 3072 2498 1230
Dinajpur Rangpur 2970 3438 864
Gaibandha Rangpur 2349 2179 1078
Kurigram Rangpur 2050 2296 893
Lalmonirhat Rangpur 1249 1241 1006
Nilphamari Rangpur 1820 1580 1150
Panchagarh Rangpur 981 1405 698
Rangpur Rangpur 2866 2368 1210
Thakurgaon Rangpur 1380 1810 762
Habiganj Sylhet 2059 2637 781
Moulvibazar Sylhet 1902 2799 679
Sunamganj Sylhet 2443 3670 666
Sylhet Sylhet 3404 3490 975
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