|Bangladesh has an area of 1,44,000 square Kilometres with a population of 140 millions and lies astride the tropic of Cancer on the northeastern side of South-Asia. It is bordered by India on the north , west and east and in the southeast by Myanmar. The coastline of the Bay of Bengal runs along the south. Dhaka is the capital of the country where all the government offices and other corporate offices function.
The plains of Bangladesh are covered by a vast and complex network of rivers. The major rivers are the Meghna, the Padma, the Barhmaputra and the Jamuna.
The areas of Sylhet and the Chittagong Hill Tracts are mostly hilly covered with forest. The country is also enriched with one of the most exotic mangrove forest called Sundarban forest located on the south west along the coast.
|Bangladesh is hot and humid during the Summer (April-October) and cool and sunny during the winter (November-March). During the monsoon (June-September), it rains heavily and the average rainfall is 200 cm. Average daily temperature ranges from 5 degree Celsius (minimum) in winter to 36 degree Celsius (maximum) in the summer.|
|Of the 161 million population, over 90% are Muslims, the rest are mainly of Hindus, Buddhists and Christians.|
|Bangla is the state language of Bangladesh. However, English is also extensively used in the Government offices and fairly spoken by the common people of the country.|
|Though the dominant mode of transportation is the waterways but the country has a very good public transportation system by rail and road. The rail and road systems link the major centres, inland ports and the sea ports. Air transport is provided by Bangladesh Biman and private airlines which links the main divisional cities of the country. Bangladesh Biman, the national air liner provides international connections to almost all the continents.|