Bangladesh: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2018-05-02.

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

Capital: Dhaka (& largest city)

Population: 163 million (2017 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)

Demonym: Bangladeshi (what’s this?)

Endonym: Bāṃlādēśa
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. 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)

Country Code (ISO): BD (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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