Independence Year : 1971
Population : 129155000
Life Expectancy : 60.2
Capital : 150
GNP : 32852.00
GNP Old : 31966.00
Local Name : Bangladesh
Government Form : Republic
Location : Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between India and Myanmar.
Terrain : Mainly flat alluvial plain, with hills in the northeast and southeast
Climate : Semitropical, monsoonal; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October).
Ethnic Group : Bengali 98%, tribal groups, non-Bengali Muslims.
Religions : Muslim 88.3%; Hindu 10.5%; Christian 0.3%, Buddhist 0.6%, others 0.3%.
Official Website : www.bangladeshgov.org/
Genral Information - Bangladesh
Bangladesh came into existence in 1971 when Bengali East Pakistan seceded from its union with West Pakistan. About a third of this extremely poor country annually floods during the monsoon rainy season, hampering economic development.
(Source: CIA - The World Factbook)