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Travel to Bangladesh

Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Bangladesh

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC +6
  • Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellullar phone etc.)
  • Currency: Taka (Tk)
  • Country Dialing Code: 880

Must See - Properties on UNESCO World Heritage List

  • Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat
  • Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
  • The Sundarbans

Bangladesh

Location
Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India

Capital
Dhaka

Population
144,319,628 (July 2005 est.)

Regions
6 divisions; Barisal, Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi, and Sylhet

Climate
tropical; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October)

Ethnic groups
Bengali 98%, tribal groups, non-Bengali Muslims (1998)

Religions
Muslim 83%, Hindu 16%, other 1% (1998)

Languages
Bangla (official, also known as Bengali), English

Government type
parliamentary democracy

Background
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 floods annually during the monsoon rainy season, hampering economic development.

Bangladesh Travel and Accommodation Your Tips for Travelers

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