Bangladesh at a Glance

Official Name: The People’s Republic of Bangladesh
State Religion: Islam but other main religions namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity are practiced in peace and harmony.

State Language: Bangla

National Anthem: The first ten lines of “Amar Sonar Bangla”. written by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

National Flag: Consists of a circle coloured red throughout its area, resting on a green rectangular background. The length to width ratio of the rectangle is 10:6 and the circle has a radius of one fifth of the length.

National Emblem: The national flower “Shapla” (nymphea-nouchali) resting on water, having on each side an ear of paddy and being surmounted by three connected leaves of jute with two stars on each side of the leaves.

Capital: Dhaka

Nationality: Bangladeshi

Name of Currency: Taka (TK)
Notes:Taka 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 & 1
Coins: Taka 5, 2, 1 and Paisa 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 & 1

Geographical Location: Between 20°34′ and 26°38′ north latitude and between 88°01′ and 92°41′ east longitude.

Boundary: North: India
West: India
South: Bay of Bengal
East: India and Myanmar

Area: 56977 sq. miles or 147570 sq. km.

Territorial Water: 200 nautical miles

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