2004 in Bangladesh
|See also:||Other events of 2004|
List of years in Bangladesh
2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2004th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 4th year of the 3rd millennium, the 4th year of the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2000s decade.
The year 2004 was the 33rd year after the independence of Bangladesh. It was also the fourth year of the third term of the Government of Khaleda Zia.
- President: Iajuddin Ahmed
- Prime Minister: Khaleda Zia
- Chief Justice: Khondokar Mahmud Hasan (until 27 January), Syed Jillur Rahim Mudasser Husain (starting 27 January)
|Population density (per km2)||1,085.6|
|Population growth (annual %)||1.6%|
|Male to Female Ratio (every 100 Female)||104|
|Urban population (% of total)||26.1%|
|Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people)||24.9|
|Death rate, crude (per 1,000 people)||6.3|
|Mortality rate, under 5 (per 1,000 live births)||70.3|
|Life expectancy at birth, total (years)||67.5|
|Fertility rate, total (births per woman)||2.8|
|Climate data for Bangladesh in 2004|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||18.5
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||3.8
|Source: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of University of East Anglia (UEA)|
Following early flooding in the northwest districts of Bangladesh in April, monsoon flood intensified in early July leading to the destruction of the rice crop in that region just before it was harvested. Water persisted in these regions for 3 to 4 weeks whilst gradually draining southwards, severely flooding most of Central Bangladesh. The high water level and widest extent of the flood was reached on 24 July. In total 39 out of 64 districts and 36 million people were affected. The water had receded in most places by mid-August, but in mid-September, a localised depression caused continuous torrential rain and high winds over a six-day period, bringing renewed flooding to many parts of Central Bangladesh, but also flooding areas never normally flooded by the rivers, including Dhaka and other urban areas. 
|Current US$||Current BDT||% of GDP|
|GDP||$65.1 billion||BDT3,832.9 billion|
|GDP growth (annual %)||5.2%|
|GDP per capita||$460.8||BDT27,125|
|Agriculture, value added||$12.5 billion||BDT738.5 billion||20.3%|
|Industry, value added||$14.8 billion||BDT873.1 billion||24.0%|
|Services, etc., value added||$34.4 billion||BDT2,024.0 billion||55.7%|
|Balance of Payment|
|Current US$||Current BDT||% of GDP|
|Current account balance||-$0.3 billion||-.4%|
|Imports of goods and services||$13.0 billion||BDT602.2 billion||15.7%|
|Exports of goods and services||$9,117.4 million||BDT427.2 billion||11.1%|
|Foreign direct investment, net inflows||$448.9 million||0.7%|
|Personal remittances, received||$3,583.8 million||5.5%|
|Total reserves (includes gold) at year end||$3,221.8 million|
|Total reserves in months of imports||2.9|
Note: For the year 2004 average official exchange rate for BDT was 59.51 per US$.
- 26 March - Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) is formed for crime control.
- April 1 - Police and Coast Guard interrupted the loading of 10 trucks and seized extensive illegal arms and ammunition at a jetty of Chittagong Urea Fertilizer Limited (CUFL) on the Karnaphuli River. This is believed to be the largest arms smuggling incident in the history of Bangladesh.
- April 9 - Forty people were killed and 1,000 injured by tornadoes in Netrokona and Mymensingh districts.
- 10 May - Serial killer Ershad Sikder was executed.
- 20 May - Three people are killed and dozens injured, including the British High Commissioner in Bangladesh, in a bombing at a shrine in Sylhet.
- 3 August - Bangladesh appeals for aid after flooding that covered 60% of the nation.
- 21 August - A grenade attack took place at an anti-terrorism rally organised by Awami League on Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka. The attack left 24 dead and more than 300 injured. The attack was carried out at 5.22 PM after Sheikh Hasina the leader of opposition finished addressing a crowd of 20,000 people from the back of a truck. The attacks targeted Awami League president Sheikh Hasina, who was injured in the attack.
- 2 September - Two former police officeres convicted in rape of a girl in 1995 were executed. A third convicted cop was later executed on 29 September.
- 14 September - Unprecedented heavy rainfall inundated more than two-third of Dhaka city.
- 25 September - The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre (earlier named Bhashani Novo Theatre) opened to public.
- 20 October - Three former army officers were sentenced to death for the assassination of Shaikh Mujibur Rahman and his family in 1975.
Awards and Recognitions
- Bangladesh sent a delegation to compete in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Bangladesh did not win any medals in the competition.
- Bangladesh also made its Paralympic début at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens. The country was represented by a single athlete competing in one sport, and did not win a medal.
- South Asian (Federation) Games:
- Domestic football:
- The Bangladeshi cricket team toured Zimbabwe for a two-match Test series and a five-match One Day International (ODI) series between 19 February and 14 March 2004. Zimbabwe won the Test series 1–0 and the ODI series 2–1.
- Meanwhile, Bangladesh hosted the 2004 Under-19 Cricket World Cup from 15 February to 5 March. Bangladesh could not progress from the group stage, but Enamul Haque from Bangladesh became the highest wicket taker in the tournament.
- Bangladesh toured the West Indies from May to June 2004 to play two Test matches and three Limited Overs Internationals. The first test match was drawn, while West Indies won the second test.
- New Zealand cricket team toured Bangladesh from 14 October to 7 November 2004. They played two Test matches and three One Day Internationals against Bangladesh. New Zealand won all the matches.
- The Indian cricket team toured Bangladesh for two Tests and three ODIs from 10 December 2004 to 27 December 2004. India won the Test series 2-0 and the ODI series 2-1.
- February 2 - Sumita Devi, actor (b. 1936).
- May 29 - Anjuman Ara Begum, singer (b. 1942).
- June 26 - M. R. Akhtar Mukul, journalist (b. 1929).
- June 26 - Mainur Reza Chowdhury, jurist (b. 1938).
- June 27 - Humayun Kabir Balu, journalist (b. 1947).
- August 12 - Humayun Azad, writer (b. 1947).
- August 24 - Ivy Rahman, politician (b. 1934).
- December 16 - Nazma Anwar, actor (b. 1941).
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- Bangladesh appeals for flood aid - BBC News
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- New Zealand cricket team in Bangladesh in 2004–05 fixtures
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