Bangladesh – An Overview

Bangladesh – An Overview

Sundarbans

Sundarban

The Sundarbans (Bengali: সুন্দরবন, romanized: Shundorbôn, lit. ‘Beautiful forest’, Bengali pronunciation: [ˈʃundorbɔn]) is a mangrove area in the delta formed by the confluence of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal. It spans from the Hooghly River in India’s state of West Bengal to the Baleswar River …

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Jackfruit

Jackfruit

The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), also known as jack tree, is a species of tree in the fig, mulberry, and breadfruit family (Moraceae). Its native range is unknown but most sources place its center of origin in the region between the Western Ghats of southern India to the rainforests of Borneo. …

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Port of Chittagong

Port of Chittagong

The Port of Chittagong (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম বন্দর) is the busiest seaport on the coastline of the Bay of Bengal, and the second busiest in the overall region of countries dependent on the Bay of Bengal. According to Lloyd’s, it ranked as the 71st busiest port in the world in 2017  Located in the Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong and on the …

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Bangabhaban

Bangabhaban

The Bangabhaban (Bengali: বঙ্গভবন Bôngobhôbôn, lit. House of Bengal) is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of Bangladesh, located on Bangabhaban Road, and short road connecting Dilkusha Avenue, Dhaka. It is surrounded by the Bangabhaban Gardens (formerly Nawab’s Dilkusha Gardens). The site hosted the Dilkusha Government House …

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National Martyrs’ Memorial

National Martyrs’ Memorial

National Martyrs’ Memorial (Bengali: জাতীয় স্মৃতি সৌধ Jatiya Smriti Saudha) is the national monument of Bangladesh, set up in the memory of those who died in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, which brought independence and separated Bangladesh from Pakistan. The monument is located in Savar, about 35 km north-west …

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Lalbagh Fort

Lalbagh Fort

Lalbagh Fort (also Fort Aurangabad) is an incomplete 17th-century Mughal fort complex that stands before the Buriganga River in the southwestern part of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The construction was started in 1678 AD by Mughal Subahdar Muhammad Azam Shah who was son of Emperor Aurangzeb and later emperor himself. His successor, …

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National Parliament House

National Assembly of Bangladesh (জাতীয় সংসদ ভবন)

Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban or National Parliament House, (Bengali: জাতীয় সংসদ ভবন Jatiyô Sôngsôd Bhôbôn) is the house of the Parliament of Bangladesh, located at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. Designed by architect Louis Kahn, the complex is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world, comprising …

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Dhaka

Dhaka - Capital of Bangladesh

Bangladesh (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ Bangladesh ). ”The country of Bengal”), officially the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh), is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s 8th-most populous country with a population exceeding 162,951,560 people. In the area, it is the 92nd-largest country, spanning 147,570 square kilometres (56,980 sq mi). It shares land borders with India to the west and Myanmar to the …

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High Court Division

Bangladesh High Court

The High Court Division (Bengali: উচ্চ আদালত বিভাগ — Ucca ādālata bibhāga) also known as High Court is the lower division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, the upper being the Appellate Division. It consists of the Chief Justice of Bangladesh and the Judges of the High Court Division. The …

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Jamuna River

Jamuna River

The Jamuna River (Bengali: যমুনা Jomuna) is one of the three main rivers of Bangladesh. It is the lower stream of the Brahmaputra River, which originates in Tibet as Yarlung Tsangpo, before flowing into India and then southwest into Bangladesh. The Jamuna flows south and joins the Padma River (Pôdda), …

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