Outline of Bangladesh


The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Bangladesh:

Location of Bangladesh
An enlargeable map of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

Bangladeshsovereign country located in South Asia.[1] It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south. Together with the Indian state of West Bengal, it makes up the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal. The name Bangladesh means "The land of Bengal" in the official Bengali language. Bangladesh became an independent sovereign nation in 1971 after a bloody struggle for liberation from Pakistan led by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and General M. A. G. Osmani. Bangladesh is the eight-most populous country and the fifth-most populous democracy in the world. Furthermore, Bangladesh inherited the borders drawn by Cyril Radcliffe, 1st Viscount Radcliffe during Partition.

General referenceEdit

Geography of BangladeshEdit

Geography of Bangladesh

Environment of BangladeshEdit

An enlargeable satellite image of Bangladesh

Natural geographic features of BangladeshEdit

Ecoregions of BangladeshEdit

Administrative divisions of BangladeshEdit

Administrative divisions of Bangladesh

Divisions of BangladeshEdit

Divisions of Bangladesh

Districts of BangladeshEdit

Districts of Bangladesh

Subdistricts of BangladeshEdit

Upazilas of Bangladesh The districts are subdivided into 493 sub-districts, or upazila.

Cities of BangladeshEdit
  • Major cities of Bangladesh
    • Dhaka – capital city and the political, economic and cultural heart of Bangladesh. Dhaka is the most populous city in Bangladesh and the tenth-largest city in the world, with a population of over 15 million inhabitants.
    • Chittagong – second most populous city and main seaport of Bangladesh. It is a major commercial, financial and industrial hub. Located on the Karnaphuli River, it is the administrative seat of Chittagong District and Chittagong Division (the largest division of Bangladesh). The metropolitan area has a population of 4 million residents.
    • Khulna – third-largest city in Bangladesh, with a population of more than 1.4 million people. Khulna is also the third largest economic centre in Bangladesh. The major sectors are jute, chemicals, fish and seafood packaging, food processing, sugar mills, power generation and shipbuilding.
    • Rajshahi – Rajshahi is a prominent commercial hub and industrial centre of North Bengal. For its venerable silk industry, it is nicknamed "Silk City". It has a population of more than 800,000.
    • Barisal – city in southern Bangladesh, rice and other crops producing centre of Bangladesh. Fish is also plentiful because Barisal stands on the Kirtankhola River and is surrounded by it. A Bengali saying states, Dhan, nadi, khal ai tine Barisal, which translates to "paddy, river and canal are the three things that make Barisal". It is a fast growing city, with nearly 0.38 million people and a divisional headquarters, university, medical college, engineering college, cadet college, some pharmaceutical industries, and textile industries. The city is sometimes called the "Venice of the East" or the "Venice of Bengal".[2]
    • Sylhet – city with a population of over 500,000 people that lies on the banks of Surma River in north-east Bangladesh. It is surrounded by tea estates, sub-tropical hills, rain forests and river valleys; the region is one of the leading tourist destinations in the country.
    • Comilla – city in eastern Bangladesh, located along the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway, 97 kilometres from the capital city, Dhaka, which can also be reached by railway. Comilla is second-largest city of eastern Bangladesh after Chittagong and is one of the three oldest cities in Bangladesh.
    • Rangpur City – 5th-largest city in Bangladesh, located in its north western part. Agricultural products such as rice, jute (called the golden fibre of Bangladesh), wheat, tobacco, and potato are the major driving power of the economy here.
    • Narayanganj – city in central Bangladesh, located in the Narayanganj District, near the capital city of Dhaka. The city is on the bank of the Shitalakshya River and has a population of 220,000. The river port of Narayanganj is one of the oldest in Bangladesh. It is also a centre of business and industry, especially the jute trade and processing plants, and of the textile sector of the country.
    • Gazipur City – city in central Bangladesh with a population of over 1.1 million.
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  • List of cities and towns in Bangladesh
Villages of BangladeshEdit

Demography of BangladeshEdit

Demographics of Bangladesh

Government and politics of BangladeshEdit

Politics of Bangladesh

Since independence of the country, 10 Parliamentary Elections and 3 Presidential Elections were held. There were 6 other presidential elections under Parliamentary management.[3]

Branches of governmentEdit

Government of Bangladesh

Executive branch of the government of BangladeshEdit

Legislative branch of the government of BangladeshEdit

Judicial branch of the government of BangladeshEdit

Court system of Bangladesh

Foreign relations of BangladeshEdit

Foreign relations of Bangladesh

Foreign relations with specific countriesEdit

International organisation membershipEdit

The People's Republic of Bangladesh is a member of:[1]

Law and order in BangladeshEdit

Law of Bangladesh

Military of BangladeshEdit

Bangladesh Army during Victory Day Parade 2011

Military of Bangladesh

Local government in BangladeshEdit

Local government in Bangladesh

History of BangladeshEdit

History of Bangladesh

  • History of Bangladesh
  • Timeline of Bangladeshi history
  • History of Bengal – geographical and ethno-linguistic region in South Asia. was politically divided in the 1947 Partition of Bengal based on religion: predominantly Hindu West Bengal became a province (now a state) of India, and predominantly Muslim East Bengal (now Bangladesh) became a province of Pakistan.

History of Bangladesh, by periodEdit

Lieutenant-General A. A. K. Niazi, the commander of Pakistan Eastern Command, signing the instrument of surrender in Dhaka on 16 Dec 1971, in the presence of India's Lt. Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora.

Years in BangladeshEdit

1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989 - 1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020 - 2021

History of Bangladesh, by regionEdit

History of Bangladesh, by subjectEdit

Culture of BangladeshEdit

Art in BangladeshEdit

Art in Bangladesh

Literature of BangladeshEdit

Folklore of BangladeshEdit
Historical BooksEdit

Bengali novels


Bengali poetry

Little MagazinesEdit

Music of BangladeshEdit

Sculptures in BangladeshEdit

Media in BangladeshEdit

Newspapers in BangladeshEdit

Newspapers in Bangladesh

Television in BangladeshEdit

Television channels in BangladeshEdit
Television programmes in BangladeshEdit

Radio in BangladeshEdit

People of BangladeshEdit

People of Bangladesh

Religion and beliefs in BangladeshEdit


Temples, churches and pagodasEdit


Sports in BangladeshEdit

Sports in Bangladesh

Cricket in BangladeshEdit

Cricket in Bangladesh

History of cricket in BangladeshEdit

History of cricket in Bangladesh

Economy and infrastructure of BangladeshEdit

Economy of Bangladesh

Communications in BangladeshEdit

Telecommunications in BangladeshEdit

Telecommunications in Bangladesh

Energy in BangladeshEdit

Energy in Bangladesh

Transport in BangladeshEdit

Transport in Bangladesh

Air transport in BangladeshEdit

Airports in BangladeshEdit

Airports in Bangladesh

Marine transport in BangladeshEdit

Seaports in BangladeshEdit

Education in BangladeshEdit

Education in Bangladesh

Schools in BangladeshEdit

Colleges in BangladeshEdit

Cadet Colleges in BangladeshEdit

Medical colleges in BangladeshEdit

Universities in BangladeshEdit

Universities in Bangladesh

Madrassahs in BangladeshEdit

Health in BangladeshEdit

Health in Bangladesh

See alsoEdit


General cultureEdit


  1. ^ a b "Bangladesh". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
  2. ^ Thedailystar.net
  3. ^ "Bangladesh Election Commission – Past Elections". Retrieved 19 January 2014.

External linksEdit

  Wikimedia Atlas of Bangladesh

  • "Bangladesh Government Official Web Page". Retrieved 9 March 2006.
  • "Election Commission Secretariat". Archived from the original on 28 December 2005. Retrieved 9 March 2006.
  • "Official parliamentary site". Archived from the original on 21 February 2006. Retrieved 9 March 2006.
  • "Electronic forms from the Government of Bangladesh". Archived from the original on 5 March 2006. Retrieved 9 March 2006.
  • "National Board of Revenue". Archived from the original on 7 March 2006. Retrieved 9 March 2006.
  • "Bangladesh Telephone and Telegraph Board (BTTB/T&T)". Archived from the original on 11 March 2006. Retrieved 9 March 2006.
  • "Bangladesh Government Digitized Form". Retrieved 18 August 2006.
  • "Webinfo Bangladesh". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  • "Banglapedia – National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh". Retrieved 9 March 2006.
  • "United Nations in Bangladesh". Archived from the original on 16 June 2006. Retrieved 9 March 2006.
  • "Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association". Retrieved 9 March 2006.
  • "Background Note: Bangladesh, US Department of State (Aug. 2005)". Retrieved 9 March 2006.
  • "Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry". Retrieved 9 March 2006.
  • "Various policies of Bangladesh". Archived from the original on 19 February 2006. Retrieved 9 March 2006.
  • "Genocide in Bangladesh, 1971". Retrieved 9 March 2006.