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4th International Conference On
1 - 3 March 2018;    Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Bangladesh at a Glance

Official Name
The People's Republic Of Bangladesh

Latitude between 20 degree 34' and 26 degree 39' north. Longitude between 88 degree 00' and 92 degree 41' east.

147,610 sq. km.

Bounded by India from the north, east and west and by the Bay of Bengal and Burma from the south.

Main seasons : Winter (Nov - Feb), Summer (Mar - Jun), Monsoon (Jul - Oct). Temp : Max 34 degree Celsius, Min 8 degree Celsius.

Lowest 47" and highest 136"

Dhaka (Present area 414 sq. km. Master plan 777

Total estimated population 163 million.

State Language
Bangla. English is also widely spoken and understood

Principal Rivers
Padma, Meghna, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Madhumati, Surma and Kushiara

Principal Crops
Jute, rice, tobacco, tea, sugarcane, vegetables, potato, pulses, etc.

Important Fruits
Mango, banana, pineapple, jack-fruit, water-melon, green coconut, guava, licis, etc.

Major Industries
Jute, sugar, paper, textiles, fertilizers, cigeratte, cement, steel, natural gas, oil-refinery, newsprint, power generation, rayon, matches, fishing and food processing, leather, soap, carpet, timber, ship-building, telephone, etc.

Sea Ports
Chittagong and Mongla

International: Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka; Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong; Osmani International Airport, Sylhet
Domestic: Barisal Airport; Cox's Bazar Airport; Jessore Airport; Shah Makhdum Airport, Rajshahi; Saidpur Airport, Rangpur

Tourist Seasons
October to March

Main Tourist Attractions
Colorful tribal life, longest sea beach, centuries' old archeological sites, home of the Royal Bengal Tiger, largest tea gardens, interesting riverine life, etc.

Wearing Apparel
Tropical in summer, and light-woolen in winter

The unit of currency is the Taka. Major notes in circulations are in denominations of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 Taka. Major coins in circulations are 50, 100, 200 and 500 Paisa (100 Paisa = 1 Taka)
1 US$ = BD Tk. 80 approx.

Last updated:  22 May 2017