2019 ( MMXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 19th year of the Anno Domini 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
2019 in Bangladesh.
The year 2019 is the 48th year after the independence of Bangladesh. It is also the first year of the fourth term of the Government of Sheikh Hasina.
Incumbents [ edit ]
Demography [ edit ]
Demographic Indicators for Bangladesh in 2019
Population density (per sq. km)
Population growth (annual %)
Male to Female Ratio (every 100 Female)
Urban population (% of total)
Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people)
Death rate, crude (per 1,000 people)
Mortality rate, under 5 (per 1,000 live births)
Life expectancy at birth, total (years)
Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
Economy [ edit ]
Key Economic Indicators for Bangladesh in 2019
% of GDP
GDP growth (annual %)
GDP per capita
Agriculture, value added
Industry, value added
Services, etc., value added
Balance of Payment
% of GDP
Current account balance
Imports of goods and services
Exports of goods and services
Foreign direct investment, net inflows
Personal remittances, received
Total reserves (includes gold) at year end
Total reserves in months of imports
Note: For the year 2019 average official exchange rate for
BDT was 83.47 per US$.
3 January - Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina and the ruling party Bangladesh Awami League takes oath for the 3rd consecutive term after victory at the 11th general election.  20 February - Fire broke out in
Chowk Bazar which killed near 80 peoples with more 50+ injured. 25 February - An aircraft hijacker attempting to
hijack a plane in Chittagong Airport is gunned to death in a rescue operation thus saving the plane carrying 142 passengers from being hijacked.  28 February -
11 March -
DUCSU election held after 28 years. 19 March - 7 people including 4 law enforcement officials were shot dead in
Rangamati district during violence in local elections. The army was deployed in the area to bring the situation under control.  28 March -
FR Tower fire kills at least 19 people and more 70+ injured.  30 March - The fourth fire of the year broke out on DNCC Market.
 3 April - Two Bangladeshis Hussain Elius and Abdullah Al Morshed featured in the honorary internationally acclaimed magazine
Forbes.  18 April - The year's fifth notable fire breaks out at a market in Malibagh area. Due to better preparations the fire was brought under control quicker than the previous fires. No deaths were reported.
 1 July
to 31 August - Dengue outbreak in Bangladesh. Over 20,000 people infected by the mosquito-borne disease in all 64 districts since July.  Improper cleansing of dirty water bodies have been blamed for high numbers of mosquito breeding. By August the number of infections crossed 50,000.    24 September - Various illegal
casinos were raided across the country by the police force, in an effort to stop gambling which is banned in Bangladesh. Numerous gambling organizers were detained and taken to custody by the police.  7 October: A second year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of the
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), was tortured and then killed by BUET's Chhatra League leaders inside BUET's Sher-e-Bangla Hall.   20–22 October: Riots in
Bhola after police opened fire on protesters protesting against a Facebook post criticizing Islam. 4 protesters killed.  10 November -
Cyclone Bulbul killed 17 people & 14 districts were heavily affected. 13 November - A train accident kills 20 people.
  17 November - 7 people killed in a gas explosion in Chittagong.
 12–13 December - The Keraniganj factory fire kills in total 12 people. 
Awards and Recognitions [ edit ]
Independence Day Award [ edit ]
Thirteen people and an organization were awarded.
Ekushey Padak [ edit ]
Halima Khatun (posthumous - Language Movement)
Ghulam Arieff Tipoo (language Movement)
Monowara Islam (Language Movement)
Azam Khan (posthumous - music)
Subir Nandi (music)
Khairul Anam Shakil (music)
Liaquat Ali Lucky (art)
Suborna Mustafa (art)
Lucky Enam (art)
Sayeeda Khanam (photography)
Jamal Uddin Ahmed (fine art)
Khitindra Chandra Baishya (War of Liberation)
Biswajit Ghosh (research)
Mahbubul Haque (research)
Pranab Kumar Barua (education)
Harishankar Jaladas (language and literature)
Moinul Ahsan Saber (language and literature)
Anwara Syed Haq (language and literature)
Ashim Saha (language and literature)
Imdadul Haq Milan (language and literature) Rizia Rahman (language and literature)
3 January -
Sayed Ashraful Islam, politician 22 January -
Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul, lyricist, composer and music director 15 February -
Al Mahmud, poet, novelist, and short-story writer 28 February -
Shah Alamgir, journalist, DG of PIB 1 March -
Polan Sarkar, social activist 23 March -
Shahnaz Rahmatullah, singer (born 1952)  6 April -
Tele Samad, Bangladeshi film actor  14 July –
Hussain Muhammad Ershad, Bangladeshi politician, 11th President of Bangladesh (b. 1930)  16 August -
Rizia Rahman, novelist (b. 1939)  4 November -
Sadeque Hossain Khoka, former mayor of Dhaka (b. 1952)  20 December - Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of BRAC
See also [ edit ]
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