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Bangladesh Travel Guide: Country & Destination Information for Visiting


Bangladesh travel guide and destination overview of the country. Key information, general overview, and more for travelers to Bangladesh.

People’s Republic of Bangladesh | Gaṇaprajātantrī Bāṃlādēśa

গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ

Bangladesh is a country in southern Asia which borders India to its west and north, as well as Myanmar to its east. Its southern border is the Bay of Bengal.

Though small in land area, its teeming population of over 160 million inhabitants makes it the 8th most populous country in the world.

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Bangladesh Travel Information & Key Points

General points to know about the country of Bangladesh – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.

Capital: Dhaka (& largest city)

Population: 165 million (2020 estimate)

Language(s): Bengali

President: Abdul Hamid

Prime Minister: Sheikh Hasina

Currency: Taka (৳) (BDT)

Area: 147,610 km2 (56,990 mi2)

Dialing Code: +880

Time Zone: Bangladesh Standard Time “BST” (UTC+6)

ISO Country Code: BD

Demonym: Bangladeshi (what is a demonym?)

Endonym: Bāṃlādēśa (their name for their country)

Emergency Number: 999 for police, 199 for fire & ambulance

Drinking Age: Illegal for Muslims; ambitious visitors can find some alcohol

Smoking Age: 16

Age of Consent: 14

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 220 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / D / G / K (define)

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