Bangladesh

Capital Dhaka (and largest city) 23°42′N 90°21′E

Official languages Bengali (or Bangla)

Demonym Bangladeshi

Government Parliamentary republic

President Zillur Rahman

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Independence from Pakistan

Declared March 26, 1971

Victory Day December 16, 1971

Area

Total 7,570 km² (94th) 55,599 sq mi

Water (%) 7.0

Population

2007 estimate 150,448,340(7th)

Density 1045/km² (11th) 2,706/sq mi

GDP (PPP) 2007 estimate

Total $208.456 billion (48th)

Per capita $1,311 (153rd)

GDP (nominal) 2007 estimate

Total $73.689 billion (58th)

Per capita $463(157th)

Gini (2000) 31.8 (medium)

HDI (2007) ▲ 0.547 (medium) (140th)

Currency Taka (BDT)

Time zone BDT (UTC+6)

Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+6)

Internet TLD .bd

Calling code +880

Location Bangladesh

Location Bangladesh

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