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Date trees grow all over Bangladesh,and in wintertime, the trees are sliced open at sunset so juice can be collected overnight.
Cox's Bazaar Beach : BANGLADESH
Cox's Bazaar is known for its wide sandy beach which is claimed to be the world's longest natural sandy sea beach. It is an unbroken 125 km sandy sea beach with a gentle slop.
Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur:Evidence of the rise of Mahayana Buddhism in Bengal from the 7th century onwards, Somapura Mahavira, or the Great Monastey. It is actually looks very beautiful.
Asian Paradise-flycatcher is a medium sized crested passerine bird. It’s an uncommon resident and summer visitor of Bangladesh. It usually found in thick forests and other well-wooded habitats of Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi and Sylhet. Local name of the bird is Eshio Shah-bulbuli and also known as Dud-raj.
Some Interesting Facts* about Bangladesh:
Official Name: The People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India.
Geographic coordinates: 24 00 N, 90 00 E.
Time: GMT +6 hours.
Official Language: Bengali, English (the 2nd Language)
Capital City: Dhaka (Dacca) [Area 414 sq. km. Master plan 777 sq. km.]
National Days: - National Martyrs Day ( February 21).
- Independence Day ( March 26 ).
- Victory Day ( December 16). **from Pakistan**
Government type: Parliamentary Democracy.
Population: Approximately 140 million (at a 1.9% growth rate)
Ethnicity: 98% Bengali, 2% Non-Bengali
Religion: 88% Muslim, 10% Hindu, and 2% Buddhist, Christian, & Others
Area: Total: 144,000 sq km.** Land: 133,910 sq km. **Water: 10,090 sq km.
Principal Rivers: Padma, Meghna, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Madhumati, Surma and Buriganga.
Principal Crops: Rice, jute, tobacco, tea, sugarcane, vegetables, potato, pulses, etc.
Fruits: Mango, banana, pineapple, jack-fruit, water-melon, green coconut, guava, lichis, etc.
Major Industries: Jute, sugar, paper, textiles, fertilizers, cigarette, cement, steel, natural gas, oil-refinery, newsprint, power generation, rayon, matches, fishing and food processing, leather, soap, carpet, timber, ship-building, telephone, etc.
Airports: Zia International Airport, Dhaka, Chittagong International Airport, Sylhet International Airport and domestic airports at Jessore, Sylhet, Cox's Bazar, Rajshahi and Saidpur.
Sea Ports: Chittagong, Mongla, Khulna.
Electricity: 220 volts, 50Hz.
System of Government: Parliamentary Democracy
GDP Growth Rate: 6.3% (Annually)
GDP Composition: By sector – Agriculture: 21%, Industry: 27%, Services: 52%
Adult Literacy: Overall 41% with 47% Female, 29% Male
Life Expectancy: 63.5 Years (female and male)
Tourist Interests: Longest sea beach(Cox's Bazaar) , colorful tribal life, centuries' old archeological sites, the Sundarbans (home of the Royal Bengal Tigers and spotted deer), largest tea gardens(sylet), interesting riverside life, etc.
Typical food of Bangladesh is rice, fish and dal. As we all know Bangladesh is land of sea so fish is available here and people get variety of fish. Among all kind of fish hilsa is very popular. Not only that we can see many kinds of vegetable and moreover it's fresh vegetable.
Bangladeshis have a unique style of cooking and they uses lots of spices. British used to rule here so in food also we have a western touch also. There are different kind of rice such as plain rice, polou rice, yellow rice, sticky rice.
Literature in Bangladesh
Here in the south, spread over an area of about 6000 sq. km. of delta swamps along the coastal belt of Khulna is the biggest mangrove forest, Sundarbans (beautiful forest) - the home of the Royal Bengal Tiger. These dense mangrove forests are criss-crossed by a network of rivers and creeks.
National Martyrs' Memorial
Jatiyo Smriti Soudho (Bengali: Jatio Sriti Shoudho) or National Martyrs' Memorial is a monument in Bangladesh. It is the symbol of the valour and the sacrifice of the martyrs of the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, which brought the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistani rule.