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Bangladesh Flag The People's Republic of Bangladesh is a country in South Asia. It has a short border with Burma (Myanmar), but is mostly surrounded by India. It also has a coastline on the Bay of Bengal.

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. As of 2009, Bangladesh had an estimated population of 162,221,000. The capital city, Dhaka, as of 2008, had a population of 7,000,940, with a total of 12,797,394 people living in the combined city and metropolitan area. There are four other large cities in Bangladesh (Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Sythet), the largest of which is Chittagong, which as of 2008, had a population of 2,579,107, with a total of 3,858,093 people living in the combined city and metropolitan area.

Map of Bangladesh

Bangladesh Country Details


Country Name Bangladesh
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Southern Asia
Flag Bangladesh Flag
Principal Language Bengali
Capital Dhanka


Web Sites about Bangladesh


Dhaka Lalbagh Fort, Bangladesh
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National Mosque in Bangladesh

Books about Bangladesh


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Lonely Planet Bangladesh (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Anirban Mahapatra

Lonely Planet
Paperback (192 pages)

Lonely Planet Bangladesh (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Bangladesh*

Lonely Planet Bangladesh is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise the Sundarbans spotting deer and tigers; stand amid the chaos of old Dhaka; or visit the lush Chittagong Hill Tracts, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Bangladesh and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Bangladesh:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, environment, arts, literature, cuisine, culture
  • Over 35 maps
  • Covers Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Chittagong Division, Sylhet Division and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Bangladesh , our most comprehensive guide to Bangladesh, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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*Best-selling guide to Bangladesh. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

Bangladesh - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
By Urmi Rahman

Kuperard
Released: 2014-12-23
Paperback (168 pages)

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Bangladesh is a lush, green country situated on the fertile Ganges delta, adjacent to the Indian state of West Bengal. Although there are hilly areas in the northeast, this densely populated country is mostly flat, and criss-crossed by many rivers. Much of its coastline forms part of the world’s largest mangrove forests, the Sundarbans, home to the Royal Bengal tiger and many other flora and fauna. Bangladesh is young country with an ancient history. The province of Bengal was divided when India became independent in 1947, and its mainly Muslim eastern part became East Pakistan. This was followed by years of upheaval, and in 1971, after a freedom movement and a war, the east Bengali people finally gained independence as the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Most Bangladeshis live in rural areas, and the majority are Muslims. Historically they have lived in harmony with many other faiths. Bengali, or Bangla, is the lingua franca, and there are several regional dialects. Once the hub of the southern Silk Route, the Bengal delta region has a long and rich cultural tradition. Over the centuries it has been influenced by Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity. It is a land of writers, saints, scientists, thinkers, composers, painters, and film-makers. It is famous for its music, dance, and drama; arts and crafts; folklore; languages and literature; philosophy and religion; festivals and celebrations; and its distinctive cuisine and culinary tradition. Bangladesh has been regularly hit by floods and cyclones, but, contrary to what the world usually hears about natural disasters and poverty, there is positive economic growth and the country is one of southeast Asia’s largest exporters of garments to Western markets. Despite the hardships they endure the Bangladeshis are resilient, friendly, and hospitable, and welcome all visitors with a warm smile. This book introduces you to the people beyond the headlines, and offers invaluable advice on what to expect and how to behave in different situations, whether you are a tourist or traveling on business.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
By Joshua Foer & Ella Morton

Workman Publishing Company
Released: 2016-09-20
Hardcover (480 pages)

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer s Guide to the World s Hidden Wonders
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  • Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders is a virtual celebration of 700 of the most unusual places in the world and will rewrite bucket lists with its descriptions of natural wonders, architectural marvels, mind-boggling events, and bizarre phenomena—all organized by continent and country.
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It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.

Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England.

Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer.

Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.
The Bangladesh Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The World Readers)
Duke University Press Books
Paperback (568 pages)

The Bangladesh Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The World Readers)
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Bangladesh is the world's eighth most populous country. It has more inhabitants than either Russia or Japan, and its national language, Bengali, ranks sixth in the world in terms of native speakers. Founded in 1971, Bangladesh is a relatively young nation, but the Bengal Delta region has been a major part of international life for more than 2,000 years, whether as an important location for trade or through its influence on Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim life. Yet the country rarely figures in global affairs or media, except in stories about floods, poverty, or political turmoil. The Bangladesh Reader does what those portrayals do not: It illuminates the rich historical, cultural, and political permutations that have created contemporary Bangladesh, and it conveys a sense of the aspirations and daily lives of Bangladeshis.

Intended for travelers, students, and scholars, the Reader encompasses first-person accounts, short stories, historical documents, speeches, treaties, essays, poems, songs, photographs, cartoons, paintings, posters, advertisements, maps, and a recipe. Classic selections familiar to many Bangladeshis—and essential reading for those who want to know the country—are juxtaposed with less-known pieces. The selections are translated from a dozen languages; many have not been available in English until now. Featuring eighty-three images, including seventeen in color, The Bangladesh Reader is an unprecedented, comprehensive introduction to the South Asian country's turbulent past and dynamic present.

A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh
By Bikram Grewal, Sarwandeep Singh & Garima Bhatia

Princeton University Press
Paperback (792 pages)

A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh
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  • Princeton University Press
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This is the only comprehensive photographic field guide to the birds of the entire Indian subcontinent. Every distinct species and subspecies―some 1,375 in all―is covered with photographs, text, and maps. The guide features more than 4,000 stunning photographs, many never before published, which have been carefully selected to illustrate key identification features of each species. The up-to-date facing-page text includes concise descriptions of plumage, voice, range, habitat, and recent taxonomic changes. Each species has a detailed map reflecting the latest distribution information and containing notes on status and population density. The guide also features an introduction that provides an overview of birdlife and a brief history of ornithology in India and its neighbors. The result is an encyclopedic photographic guide that is essential for everyone birding anywhere in the subcontinent.

  • Covers all 1,375 subcontinental bird species
  • Features more than 4,000 stunning photographs to aid quick field identification
  • Includes up-to-date facing-page text and range maps
  • Contains concise descriptions of plumage, voice, habitat, and much more

India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Marco Polo Map (Marco Polo Maps)
By Marco Polo Travel Publishing

Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Ltd.
Released: 2016-07-13
Map (1 pages)

India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Marco Polo Map (Marco Polo Maps)
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Marco Polo maps feature completely up-to-date, digitally generated mapping. The high quality cartography with distance indicators and scale converters aid route planning. The extensive coverage of the maps enables travellers to cross country boundaries with the same map. A fold-out overview map is ideal for route planning and 7 self-adhesive Marco Polo mark-it stickers can be used to pin-point a destination or route for future reference. Scenic routes and places of interest are highlighted - ideal for touring holidays. Index of place names. The map scale is 1: 2 500 000.


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