Officially known as the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Bangladesh is located in South Asia. Bangladesh is bordered by India on all sides except to the southeast by Burma, and Bay of Bengal to the south.
This country, spread over an area of 147,570 square kilometers and 6.9% of water, houses 142.3 million people as per the 2011 estimates. The official language of Bangladesh is Bengali. Bangladesh is made up of Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Barisal, and Rangpur. Bangladesh lies between the latitudes 20 degree and 27 degree north; and 88 degree 93 degree east.
The highest point of Bangladesh is Mowdok range standing tall at 3,451 ft.
The climate in Bangladesh is tropical with amiable winter to hot and humid summer. Bangladesh experiences humid monsoons and has most rainfall.
Bangladesh has recorded 525 species of birds of which 350 are resident. Bulbul, magpie, robin, common game birds, cuckoos, hawks, owls, crows, kingfishers, woodpeckers, parrots and myna are commonly found. A large variety of warblers can also be found in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh shelters 200 species of mammals with the Royal Bengal Tiger of the Sunderbans at the top. Elephants are found mainly in the forests of the Chitagong Hill Tracts. While South Himalayan black bear and the Malayan bear are commonly found in Bangladesh, spotted deer, barking deer, clouded leopard, leopard cat, mongoose, jackal and rhesus monkey can be spotted.
|Map of Bangladesh|