Bangladesh is one of the few countries in South Asia, which remains to be explored. Bangladesh has a delicate and distinctive attraction of its own to offer and it is definitely not a tourist haunt like Nepal or India. Bangladesh is like a painter's dream come true with a rich tapestry of colors and texture. The traditional emphasis of the tourist trade has always been on the material facilities offered by a country rather than on its actual charms. This may be a reason why Bangladesh has seldom been highlighted in the World's tourist maps.
It's a land of enormous beauty, hundreds of serpentine rivers, crystal clear water lakes surrounded by ever green hills, luxuriant tropical rain forests, beautiful cascades of green tea gardens, world's largest mangrove forest preserved as World Heritage, home of the Royal Bengal Tiger and the wild lives, warbling of birds in green trees, wind in the paddy fields, abundance of sunshine, world's longest natural sea beach, rich cultural heritage, relics of ancient Buddhist civilizations and colorful tribal lives, - Bangladesh creates an unforgettable impression of a land of peace.
You'll appreciate our culture and the environment. These are not simply sight-seeing excursions, but real-time learning experiences. Enjoy an ideal blend of adventure and exploration with comfort and relaxation. Here you find that you are not alone. With us, any place in Bangladesh is a home away from home.
Currency unit is Taka. Notes are of 1,2,5,10,20,50,100 and 500 Taka.
Coins are of 1,5,10,25,50 and 100 Poisha (100 Poisha = 1 Taka)
Bangla is the state language. English is also widely spoken and understood. Arabic is read and spoken for religious purposes.
Total estimated population 130 million.
Muslim 88.3%, Hindu 10.5%, others 1.2%.
» Total: 144,000 sq km.
» Land: 133,910 sq km.
» Water: 10,090 sq km.
Latitude from 20 degree 34' to 26 degree 38' north. Longitude from 88 degree 01' to 92 degree 41' east.
Bounded by India from the north, east and west, Burma from the south-east and the Bay of Bengal from the south.
Tropical; cool, dry winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); cool, rainy monsoon (June to October).
Lowest 47" and highest 136".
» National Martyrs Day ( February 21)
» Independence Day ( March 26 )
» Victory Day ( December 16)
Padma, Meghna, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Madhumati, Surma and Kushiara.
Rice, jute, tobacco, tea, sugarcane, vegetables, potato, pulses, etc.
Mango, banana, pineapple, jack-fruit, water-melon, green coconut, guava, lichis, etc.
Jute, sugar, paper, textiles, fertilizers, cigarette, cement, steel, natural gas, oil-refinery, newsprint, power generation, rayon, matches, fishing and food processing, leather, soap, carpet, timber, ship-building, telephone, etc.
Zia International Airport, Dhaka, Chittagong International Airport, Sylhet International Airport and domestic airports at Jessore, Sylhet, Cox's Bazar, Rajshahi and Saidpur.
Longest sea beach, colorful tribal life, centuries' old archeological sites, the Sundarbans (home of the Royal Bengal Tigers and spotted deer), largest tea gardens, interesting riverine life, etc.