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Bangladesh, also called as “ People’s Republic of Bangladesh” is located in South Asia. Bangladesh got its name from the Language “Bengali” as almost all of native population mother tongue is Bengali, also the 1st language of the country. Though Bangladesh is a Islamic country, Bengali is the spoken language in Bangladesh. The capital city is Dhaka, which is one of the densely populated city in the world. Bangladesh also have other major cities. Chittagong is among large port city. By geographical landmass, it is not a huge country and ranks 92 in terms of total are including its mainland and other tiny islands. The land area is 147,570 sq. kms.
Bangladesh neighbour is India, it is surrounded by India from 3 sides and a little portion of land in South with Myanmar
Though Bangladesh came into existence in year 1971, after its liberation from Pakistan, earlier called “East Pakistan”. It has very ancient roots and history. “Gangaridai” is the term used by Greeks and Romans for Bangladesh.Also, being connected with ocean,it has been an ancient trade centre for Romans, Greeks and Chinese.Bangladesh has witnessed different era of civilizations from ancient Hinduism to Buddhism centre till Islamic present.
Most of the bangladesh is in Delta called “Bengal Delta”,as major rivers from India flows through it.which is one of the biggest in the world.It has 700 rivers and 8046 kms of Inland Waterways. Major river flowing through is Ganga,Brahmaputra also called as “Jamuna” and Meghna. All these major river confluence in Bangladesh, giving shape to world’s largest delta.Also, it is home to worlds largest Unbroken Sea Beach called “ Cox Bazar Beach ”. With major rivers flowing through it, forming delta and flowing into the sea, it has given rise to world’s largest mangrove forest called “Sundarbans” home to famous “Bengal Tiger”.
Religion of B’desh predominantly is Islamic with 90 % of population is Muslim. Rest minority consist of Hindus,Buddhists and Christians.Islam came into prominence during Mughal rule and replaced Hinduism.After partition, majority of Hindu population migrated to India.
In recent times, Bangladesh has earned “Major Garment Export” of the world. With growing education and healthcare, it has taken progress towards economic development. It is still a middle power and developing country. Still the country faces challenges like corruption, overpopulation, communalism and lower standard of healthcare.
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Dhaka is the Capital City of Bangladesh.Located in the central part of the country. It is the cultural,economic and political centre of country. Being largest city in B’desh, it is most densely populated city in the world, with total population of 18.9 million in Greater Dhaka Area.
Dhaka has witnessed centuries of history. Inhibited in first millennia, it again prominence during late Mughal rule during 17th century, achieving trade centre of cloth called “Muslin”, which was in huge demand across the globe.During those period it was also called “Venice of the East”. During British colonial period, Dhaka was introduced with electricity, railways and modern services like water supply, healthcare,English education, colleges,schools and administrative services, controlled by Britishers. Due to continuous growth, it has achieved “Mega City”, listed as Beta- Global City by GaWC.
Dhaka is administrative and political centre of B’desh. With majority of Embassies, corporate houses, industries are locked here. Also country parliament house is present in Dhaka, which makes it political centre. Dhaka has witnessed major protest in recent times, amined at progressive step towards modernity.
Bangladeshs tourist attractions include historical and monuments, resorts, beaches, picnic spots, forests and tribal people, wildlife of various species. Activities for tourists include angling, water skiing, river cruising, hiking, rowing, yachting, and sea bathing.
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport - The largest and most prominent international airport in Bangladesh.It is located in Kurmitola 11 miles in the northern part of the capital city Dhaka.
Shah Amanat International Airport - 2nd largest International Airport.Serving Bangladeshs southeastern port city of Chittagong.
Osmani International Airport : - 3rd largest of B’desh.
Medical tourism in B’desh is majority outbound. Patients travel to India for their treatment as it is very easy to get a medical visa, along with very cheap transport to India. Kolkata in India is one of the most favoured destinations for B’desh nationals for medical treatment as it is culturally and language are almost same. Also Visa for B’desh nationals are easy provided, resulting in treatment at very affordable cost.With growing economic development, B’desh is now enhancing its own healthcare system, and has improved a lot in past decade.
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