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Here under Bangladesh, you will find travel information classified by city or region of Bangladesh, as well as general information.
Bangladesh forms the eastern part of the ancient region of Bengal. Bangladesh literally means \\\"The Country of Bengal\\\". The population of Bangladesh is 142 million; its land area is 56,000 square miles (slightly bigger than Greece; smaller than Iowa).
Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh.
Large areas of this very poor country flood annually during the monsoon rainy season, preventing economic development. A large percentage of the population is landless and forced to live on and cultivate flood-prone land. Most of Bangladesh is situated on deltas of large rivers flowing from the Himalayas: the Ganges, the Jamuna, the Brahmaputra, the Meghna that flow into the Bay of Bengal.
In Bangladesh, there is proof of civilizations dating back to 500 BC to 1000 BC. Bengal became Islamic starting in the 13th century and developed into a wealthy center of trade and industry.
Large areas of Bangladesh are covered with a swampy jungle known as the Sundarbans, home to the (Royal) Bengal Tiger and one of the largest mangrove forests in the world.
The climate of Bangladesh is tropical, with a monsoon from June to October. Floods, tropical cyclones, tornadoes, and tidal waves occur almost every year.
A large percentage of the export earnings of Bangladesh comes from the Garments Industry, made possible because of the very low cost labor.
Bangladesh is the third most densely populated country in the world. The prevalent religion is Islam.
Among the places to visit in Bangladesh:
- Mohasthangarh, an ancient fortified city, the oldest settlement and the most prominent archaeological site of Bangladesh. The oldest layer dates back to 300 B.C.
- The Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world on a cluster of islands .
- The Rangamati Hill district: Tribal Museum, Buddhist Temple, hanging bridge, Chakma King’s Palace and local made handicraft shops.
- World’s largest panoramic tea gardens of Sylhet / Srimangol and fascinating rainforest.
- Chittagong, this most attractive and historic harbor has been enjoying prominence in the history of sea trade since 4th century AD.
The abundance of Bangladesh\\\'s birdlife makes it a birdwatcher\\\'s paradise. Of the 525 recorded species, 350 are resident. Birdwatching is one of the main attractions of travel to Bangladesh.
Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh is a megacity and one of the major cities of South Asia. It is located on the banks of the Buriganga River. Highly populated, lives over 15 million people in total area of 360 square kilometres (140 sq mile).
Climate of Dhaka.
As you are thinking it\\\'s not cool place at all. Dhaka experiences a hot, wet and humid tropical climate. Dhaka has a tropical savanna climate. The city has a distinct monsoonal season, with an annual average temperature of 25 C (71 F) and monthly means varying between 18 C (64.4 F) in January and 32 C (90 F) in May. Approximately 87% of the annual average rainfall of 2,123 millimeters (83.5 in) occurs between May and October. Increasing air and water pollution emanating from traffic congestion and industrial waste are serious problems affecting public health and the quality of life in the city. Water bodies and wetlands around Dhaka are facing destruction as these are being filled up to construct multi-storied buildings and other real estate developments. Coupled with pollution, such erosion of natural habitats threatens to destroy much of the regional biodiversity.