2009 in Bangladesh
|See also:||Other events of 2009|
List of years in Bangladesh
2009 (MMIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2009th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 9th year of the 3rd millennium, the 9th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2000s decade.
The year 2009 was the 38th year after the independence of Bangladesh. It was also the first year of the second term of the government of Sheikh Hasina.
- President: Iajuddin Ahmed (until 6 January), Zillur Rahman (starting 6 January)
- Prime Minister: Fakhruddin Ahmed (acting) (until 6 January), Sheikh Hasina (starting 6 January)
- Chief Justice: Md. Ruhul Amin (until 23 December), Md. Tafazzul Islam (starting 23 December)
|Population density (per km2)||1,155.8|
|Population growth (annual %)||1.1%|
|Male to Female Ratio (every 100 Female)||102.6|
|Urban population (% of total)||29.7%|
|Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people)||21.7|
|Death rate, crude (per 1,000 people)||5.7|
|Mortality rate, under 5 (per 1,000 live births)||52.6|
|Life expectancy at birth, total (years)||69.8|
|Fertility rate, total (births per woman)||2.4|
|Climate data for Bangladesh in 2009|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||20.2
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||1.1
|Source: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of University of East Anglia (UEA)|
|Current US$||Current BDT||% of GDP|
|GDP||$102.5 billion||BDT7.1 trillion|
|GDP growth (annual %)||5.0%|
|GDP per capita||$681.1||BDT46,863|
|Agriculture, value added||$17.5 billion||BDT1.2 trillion||17.9%|
|Industry, value added||$25.9 billion||BDT1.8 trillion||26.4%|
|Services, etc., value added||$54.6 billion||BDT3.8 trillion||55.7%|
|Balance of Payment|
|Current US$||Current BDT||% of GDP|
|Current account balance||$3.6 billion||3.5%|
|Imports of goods and services||$23.1 billion||BDT1.6 trillion||23.2%|
|Exports of goods and services||$17,047.5 million||BDT1.2 trillion||16.9%|
|Foreign direct investment, net inflows||$901.3 million||0.9%|
|Personal remittances, received||$10,520.7 million||10.3%|
|Total reserves (includes gold) at year end||$10,341.5 million|
|Total reserves in months of imports||5.1|
Note: For the year 2009 average official exchange rate for BDT was 69.04 per US$.
- 19 February - ML Happy sunk near Barisal City. At least 39 people died in the sinking.
- 25 February – Mutiny staged by Bangladesh Rifles, a paramilitary force at BDR HQ, Pilkhana, Dhaka. The rebelling BDR soldiers took over the BDR headquarters in Pilkhana, killing the BDR Director-General Shakil Ahmed along with 56 other army officers and 17 civilians. They also fired on civilians, held many of their officers and their families hostage, vandalised property and looted valuables. By the second day, unrest had spread to 12 other towns and cities. The mutiny ended as the mutineers surrendered their arms and released the hostages after a series of discussions and negotiations with the government.
- 13 March – A fire at Bashundhara City shopping mall kills 7 and injures 50 more. The blaze started around 1:30 pm, after Friday prayers, on one of the top floors. Most of the offices were empty, as Friday is the first day of the weekend in Bangladesh. A security guard died as he jumped off the top of the building to escape the fire. Seventeen others were injured. The chief security officer of the building was rescued from the roof top by a Bangladesh Air Force Bell-212 helicopter.
- 17 April - Police arrest 31 suspected Hizb ut-Tahrir members for planning terrorism.
- 25 May – Cyclone Aila ravages the south-west coast.
- 27 November - A ferry named MV Coco-4 sunk near Bhola Island, killing 75 people, out of more than a thousand on board, with several dozen more reported missing.
- 4 December - Another ferry sunk in Daira river located in Mithamain Upazila, Kishoreganj District killing at least 47 people.
Awards and recognitions
- 12 August – Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
- Bangladesh won bronze medal in Kabaddi in Asian Inddor Games.
- The Bangladesh cricket team started the year with on-going test series against Sri Lanka. They lost their first test match of the year.
- After the test series, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe joined host Bangladesh in a Tri-Series. Bangladesh became runner-up while Sri Lanka became Champion. Shakib Al Hasan from Bangladesh was judged the Player of the Series.
- The Bangladesh cricket team toured the West Indies during the 2009 international season, from 3 July 2009 to 2 August 2009. The tour consisted of a two-Test series, a three-ODI series, and one Twenty20 International. Due to industrial action between the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players' Association, the West Indies fielded a weak team which was missing its entire First XI during the series. Bangladesh easily accounted for the weakened West Indian team, winning the Test series 2–0 and the ODI series 3–0. In the Test series, Bangladesh recorded only its second and third Test wins ever, its first and second Test wins as the touring side, its first series win as the touring side, and its first Test series whitewash. In the ODI series, it was also Bangladesh's first series win as the touring side against a Test nation, and its first series whitewash against a Test nation. The West Indies won the Twenty20 match.
- Later, the Bangladesh cricket team toured Zimbabwe. They played five One Day Internationals against Zimbabwe and won the series 4-1.
- The Zimbabwe Cricket Team again toured Bangladesh from 27 October to 5 November. The tour consisted of 5 ODIs. Bangladesh won the series 4-1.
- 25 February – Md Shawkat Imam, army colonel (b. 1961)
- 9 May – M. A. Wazed Miah, nuclear scientist and husband of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (b. 1942)
- 17 June – Gaziul Haque, language activist and author (b. 1929)
- 12 September – Shah Abdul Karim, baul musician (b. 1916)
- 3 December – Swadesh Bose, economist (b. 1928)
- "World Development Indicators". The World Bank. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
- "Climate Change Knowledge Portal". The World Bank Group. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
- "Ferry sinks in south Bangladesh". BBC News. 19 February 2009.
- "Death toll rises to 39 in Bangladesh ferry accident". Deutsche Presse-Agentur. 22 February 2009. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2009.
- Mark Dummett (26 February 2009). "Bangladesh becomes battle zone". BBC News.
- বিডিআর জওয়ানদের বিদ্রোহ নিহতের সংখ্যা ১৫ বলে দাবি * মহাপরিচালক শাকিল বেঁচে নেই * জিম্মি কর্মকর্তাদের পরিণতি অজানা [BDR jawans claim rebellion death toll to 3 * Director General Shakil does not survive * hostage officials unknown]. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 26 February 2009. p. 1. Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2009.
- "Bangladesh guard mutiny 'spreads'". BBC News. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
- "Bangladesh guard mutiny 'is over'". BBC News. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
- অবশেষে আত্মসমর্পণ. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 27 February 2009.
- Hossain, Farid (13 March 2009). "Fire at Bangladesh's Largest Mall Kills 7". ABC News. Archived from the original on 11 September 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2009.
- "Bashundhara City turns towering inferno". bdnews24.com. 13 March 2009.
- "Fire hits Dhaka shopping center". BBC News. 13 March 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2009.
- "Bangladesh arrests 31 alleged militants". The Sydney Morning Herald. AFP. 18 April 2009.
- "Death toll rises to 180 from Cyclone Aila". United Press International. 27 May 2009. Archived from the original on 11 September 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
- "Capsized Bangladesh ferry death toll rises to 75". NY Daily News. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
- "47 die as boat sinks after hitting launch: 8 missing in the accident in Daira river in Kishoreganj". The Daily Star.
- "President Obama Names Medal of Freedom Recipients" Archived 15 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine, White House Office of the Press Secretary, 30 July 2009
- "President Obama Honors Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients". the White House. 12 August 2009.
- "Australia relief at West Indies players strike resolution". The Telegraph. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
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