Bangladesh is a South Asian country situated to the east of India on the Bay of Bengal and popular for its lush greenery and many waterways. Its Padma, Meghna and Jamuna rivers are popular among travelers to travel on boats. And without talking the greenery the definition of Bangladesh is never completed. The enormous mangrove forest shared with Eastern India on the southern coast showcases lush greenery and huge trees but that’s also the home of a Bengal tiger.
Bangladesh is a big Muslim country with a huge population of different religions with the largest of Muslims. Muslims celebrate their religious traditions by the Holidays given to Public and government sectors.
Want to skip ahead to a particular section?
Holidays in Bangladesh
|Thursday||February 21||Language Martyr’s Day||International Mother Language Day|
|Sunday||March 17||Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthday||Father of Nation of Bangladesh|
|Tuesday||March 26||Independence Day||Declaration of Independence from Pakistan in 1971|
|Sunday||April 14||Bengali New Year||Festival marking the start of the Bengali year|
|Sunday||April 21||Shab-e-Barat||Night of Records|
|Wednesday||May 01||May day||International Labor Day|
|Sunday||May 19||Buddha Purnima||Last Friday of Ramadan|
|Friday||May 31||Jumatul Bidah||27th of Ramadan|
|Saturday||June 01||Night of Destiny||End of Ramadan|
|Monday||August 12||Eid-ul-Adha||Date varies on Lunar cycle|
|Tuesday||August 13||Eid-ul-Adha||Date varies on Lunar cycle|
|Wednesday||August 14||Eid-ul-Adha||Date varies on Lunar cycle|
|Thursday||August 15||National Mourning day|
|Saturday||August 24||Janmashtami||Restricted Holiday|
|Tuesday||September 10||Ashura||10th day of Muharram|
|Tuesday||October 08||Durga Puja|
|Sunday||November 10||Eid Milad un Nabi|
|Monday||December 16||Victory Day||Commemorates the surrender of the Pakistan army to the Mukti Bahini|
|Wednesday||December 25||Christmas Day|
|Thursday||December 26||Boxing Day|
Capital of Bangladesh
The capital of Bangladesh is Dhaka which is the largest city of Bangladesh with over 19 million people living in the Greater Dhaka area. Even it’s known as the most densely populated cities in the world.
The current Prime Minister of Bangladesh is Sheikh Hasina the daughter of first President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She is the 10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh and took the responsibility in January 2009. Till now she has become the longest-serving prime minister of Bangladesh.
As of 10th March 2019, the total population of Bangladesh is 167,540,358 which is just 2.18% of the total world population. In the list of populated countries, Bangladesh comes at the 8 number. 37.2% of this total population is urban.
On 17 January 1972, Bangladesh officially adopted the national flag. It consists of a red disc on top of the green field. The red disc is offset slightly toward the hoist so in the flying flag it looks centered.
The currency of Bangladesh is Bangladeshi Taka and the symbol for the currency is Tk. The Bangladeshi Taka is not even close to the US dollar but it is much closer to Indian and Pakistani currency.
Majority of the population in Bangladesh is Islam which is almost 90%. Similarly, around 9% is Hinduism and remaining are Buddhists and Christians.
The dialing code of Bangladesh is +880. This code is dialed after the IDD and then further each area code is used for calling.
There are several Airport in Bangladesh and the most popular Airports are Osmani International Airport and Barisal Airport.
The national language of Bangladesh is Bengali.
There are a number of spots to visit in Bangladesh but the most popular ones are Dhaka, Sundarbans, Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong.
The total area of Bangladesh was 1,47,570 sq. Km. in 2014. Later Bangladesh gets 19,467 sq. Km. Bay area according to the international court judgment.
From an economic point of view, Bangladesh is the 42nd large country with GDP of 249.7 billion USD which was in 2017 and was $285.817 billion US dollars in 2018
The national colors of Bangladesh are Red, Green, and Gold.
The national flower of Bangladesh is water, Lilly.
The most popular sports in Bangladesh are Kabaddi, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Chess, Golf, Handball, and Volleyball.