Outline of Bangladesh

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The location of Bangladesh
An enlargeable map of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Bangladesh:

Bangladeshsovereign country located in South Asia.[1] It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south. Together with the Indian state of West Bengal, it makes up the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal. The name Bangladesh means "The land of Bengal" in the official Bengali language. Bangladesh became an independent nation in 1971 after a struggle for independence from Pakistan led by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Major Ziaur Rahman. Bangladesh is the eight-most populous country and the fifth most populous democracy in the world.


Geography of Bangladesh[edit]

Environment of Bangladesh[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Bangladesh

Natural geographic features of Bangladesh[edit]

Ecoregions of Bangladesh[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in Bangladesh

Administrative divisions of Bangladesh[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of Bangladesh
Divisions of Bangladesh[edit]
Districts of Bangladesh[edit]
Subdistricts of Bangladesh[edit]

The districts are subdivided into 493 sub-districts, or upazila.

Cities of Bangladesh[edit]
  • Major cities of Bangladesh
    • Dhaka – capital city and the political, economic and cultural heart of Bangladesh. Dhaka is the most populous city in Bangladesh and the tenth-largest city in the world, with a population of over 15 million inhabitants.
    • Chittagong – second most populous city and main seaport of Bangladesh. It is a major commercial, financial and industrial hub. Located on the Karnaphuli River, it is the administrative seat of Chittagong District and Chittagong Division (the largest division of Bangladesh). The metropolitan area has a population of 4 million residents.
    • Khulna – third-largest city in Bangladesh, with a population of more than 1.4 million people. Khulna is also the third largest economic center in Bangladesh. The major sectors are jute, chemicals, fish and seafood packaging, food processing, sugar mills, power generation and shipbuilding.
    • Rajshahi – Rajshahi is a prominent commercial hub and industrial centre of North Bengal. For its venerable silk industry, it is nicknamed "Silk City". It has a population of more than 800,000.
    • Barisal – city in southern Bangladesh, rice and other crops producing center of Bangladesh. Fish is also plentiful because Barisal stands on the Kirtankhola River and is surrounded by it. A Bengali saying states, Dhan, nadi, khal ai tine Barisal, which translates to "paddy, river and canal are the three things that make Barisal". It is a fast growing city, with nearly 0.38 million people and a divisional headquarters, university, medical college, engineering college, cadet college, some pharmaceutical industries, and textile industries. The city is sometimes called the "Venice of the East" or the "Venice of Bengal".[2]
    • Sylhet – city with a population of over 500,000 people that lies on the banks of Surma River in north-east Bangladesh. It is surrounded by tea estates, sub-tropical hills, rain forests and river valleys; the region is one of the leading tourist destinations in the country.
    • Comilla – city in eastern Bangladesh, located along the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway, 97 kilometers from the capital city, Dhaka, which can also be reached by railway. Comilla is second-largest city of eastern Bangladesh after Chittagong and is one of the three oldest cities in Bangladesh.
    • Rangpur City – 5th-largest city in Bangladesh, located in its north western part. Agricultural products such as rice, jute (called the golden fiber of Bangladesh), wheat, tobacco, and potato are the major driving power of the economy here.
    • Narayanganj – city in central Bangladesh, located in the Narayanganj District, near the capital city of Dhaka. The city is on the bank of the Shitalakshya River and has a population of 220,000. The river port of Narayanganj is one of the oldest in Bangladesh. It is also a center of business and industry, especially the jute trade and processing plants, and of the textile sector of the country.
    • Gazipur City – city in central Bangladesh with a population of over 1.1 million.
    • more cities...
  • List of cities and towns in Bangladesh
Villages of Bangladesh[edit]

Demography of Bangladesh[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Bangladesh

Government and politics of Bangladesh[edit]

Main article: Government of Bangladesh and Politics of Bangladesh

Since independence of the country, 10 Parliamentary Elections and 3 Presidential Elections were held. There were 6 other presidential elections under Parliamentary management.[3]

Branches of government[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Bangladesh[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Bangladesh[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Bangladesh[edit]

Foreign relations of Bangladesh[edit]

Foreign relations with specific countries[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The People's Republic of Bangladesh is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Bangladesh[edit]

Main article: Law of Bangladesh

Military of Bangladesh[edit]

Main article: Military of Bangladesh

Local government in Bangladesh[edit]

History of Bangladesh[edit]

Main article: History of Bangladesh and Timeline of the history of Bangladesh
  • History of Bangladesh
  • Timeline of Bangladeshi history
  • History of Bengal – geographical and ethno-linguistic region in South Asia. was politically divided in the 1947 Partition of Bengal based on religion: predominantly Hindu West Bengal became a province (now a state) of India, and predominantly Muslim East Bengal (now Bangladesh) became a province of Pakistan.

History of Bangladesh, by period[edit]

Years in Bangladesh[edit]

1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989 - 1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2013

History of Bangladesh, by region[edit]

History of Bangladesh, by subject[edit]

Culture of Bangladesh[edit]

Art in Bangladesh[edit]

Art in Bangladesh

Literature of Bangladesh[edit]

Folklore of Bangladesh[edit]
Historical Books[edit]

Bengali novels


Bengali poetry

Little Magazines[edit]

Music of Bangladesh[edit]

Sculptures in Bangladesh[edit]

Media in Bangladesh[edit]

Newspapers in Bangladesh[edit]

Newspapers in Bangladesh

Television in Bangladesh[edit]

Television channels in Bangladesh[edit]
Television programmes in Bangladesh[edit]

Radio in Bangladesh[edit]

People of Bangladesh[edit]

People of Bangladesh

Religion and beliefs in Bangladesh[edit]

Temples, churches and pagodas[edit]



Sports in Bangladesh[edit]

Main article: Sports in Bangladesh

Cricket in Bangladesh[edit]

Cricket in Bangladesh

History of cricket in Bangladesh[edit]

History of cricket in Bangladesh

Economy and infrastructure of Bangladesh[edit]

Main article: Economy of Bangladesh

Communications in Bangladesh[edit]

Telecommunications in Bangladesh[edit]

Telecommunications in Bangladesh

Energy in Bangladesh[edit]

Energy in Bangladesh

Transport in Bangladesh[edit]

Transport in Bangladesh

Air transport in Bangladesh[edit]

Airports in Bangladesh[edit]

Airports in Bangladesh

Marine transport in Bangladesh[edit]

Seaports in Bangladesh[edit]

Education in Bangladesh[edit]

Education in Bangladesh

Schools in Bangladesh[edit]

Colleges in Bangladesh[edit]

Cadet Colleges in Bangladesh[edit]

Medical colleges in Bangladesh[edit]

Universities in Bangladesh[edit]

Universities in Bangladesh

Madrassahs in Bangladesh[edit]

Health in Bangladesh[edit]

Health in Bangladesh

See also[edit]

Main article: Bangladesh


General culture[edit]


External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Bangladesh