• Official names: People's Republic of Bangladesh, commonly called Bangladesh
  • Population: More than 156 million
  • Capital city: Dhaka
  • Main Languages: Bangla, also known as Bengali, is the official
  • language and spoken by 95% of the population. English is also widely spoken
  • Currency: Bangladeshi taka (BDT)
  • Government: Purliamentary democracy
  • Membership of international groupslorganisations:South Asian
  • Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).South Asia Free Trade Area (SAFTA)
  • Free trade agreements: US,Europe,Canada:SAFTA's seven members
  • (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the
  • Maldives) have an agreement to phase out tariffs by 2016
  • Key industries: Apparel, textiles, banking, transportation and insurant
  • according to Best Sourcing
  • Known for: Garment production of wovens, knit fabrics, sweaters and
  • jackets, as well as leather goods (especially footwear) and jute
  • Major holiday periods: Bangla New Year(April), Independence Day (March)