Bangladesh


Dhaka

Official Name: People's Republic of Bangladesh
Capital City: Dhaka
Type of Government: Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy
Head of Government: Prime Minister Sheikh Wajed Hasina
Head of State: President Zillur Rahman
Official Languages: Bangla (Bengali)
Area: 143,998 sq km/55,813 sq mi
Population: 161 million
Religion: Muslim 89%, Hindu 9%, other 2%
Currency: Taka (BDT or tk); Crore Taka = 10 million; Lakh Taka = 100,000
Number of Time Zones: 1;Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 6 hrs; Eastern Standard Time (EST) plus 11 hrs. Daylight savings time not observed.
Weights and Measures: Metric system; local weights and measurements: tola (11.66g), maund (37 kg), katha (80 sq yards) and bigha (1,600 sq yards).
Country Domain: .bd
Country Tel Code: 880