Situated at the deltaic mouth of the Ganges, Bangladesh between
20.34 and 26.38 north latitude and 8.108 and 92.41 east longitude.
Its 1,43, 998 square kilometers area has been endowed with
luxuriant vegetation, punctuated in the east by a gently undulating
terrain while every where else by numerous rivers, more prominent
of which are the Padma, the Meghna, the Jamuna and the Karnafully
and their countless tributaries. The country occupies a strategic
position in South Asia having its border with India and Myanmar
and Bay of Bengal.
Bangladesh lies proedominantly within the tropical belt and
temperatures vary between 9.80C in January to 31.9C in July.
But the mean annual variations range from 13.9C to 26.7C.
Annual rainfall varies from 1.27 m in west to 2.54 m in the
south-east and to 5.08 in the northern part.
Population and Religion
The population of Bangladesh is about 140 million. About 86%
of the population are Muslims. The minority comprises mainly
of Hindus, Christians and Budhists. Islam entered in this
part of the world in the 8th century and it plays a pivotal
role in every-day life of majority of Bangladeshis. It is
the 2nd largest muslim country of the world.
Bangla is the national and iffical language. English is widely
spoken and understood. Arabic is also studied and taught in
evry educational institute as a compulsory subject.