Bangladesh is a low lying reverie country located between the foothills of the Himalayas and the Indian Ocean. It is bound by India to the north, east and west, Myanmar to the southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south. The country is characterized by alluvial plains which are dissected by numerous connecting rivers as well as streams and the country is vulnerable to both flood and drought.
Area: 143,998 sq km
People: Bengali 98%, other 2% (includes tribal groups, non-Bengali Muslims)
Language: Bangla (official, also known as Bengali), English.
Religion: Muslim 83%, Hindu 16%, other 1%
Government: Unitary Multiparty Republic
GDP: US$330.8 billion
Major Industries: Aluminum works, fertilizers, fishing, glass works, jute mining, paper and leather processing, shipyards, sugar refining, tea, and textiles.
Major Trading Partners: Its main trading partners are the USA, Mozambique, Iran, Pakistan, Sudan, Japan and other West European countries.
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