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Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh , officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh is a country in South Asia. It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south. Together with the Indian state of West Bengal, it makes up the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal. The name Bangladesh means "Country of Bengal" in the official Bengali language. The borders of present-day Bangladesh were established with the partition of Bengal and India in 1947, when the region became the eastern wing of the newly formed Pakistan. However, it was separated from the western wing by 1,600 kilometres across India. Political and linguistic discrimination as well as economic neglect led to popular agitations against West Pakistan, which led to the war for independence in 1971 and the establishment of Bangladesh. After independence the new state endured famines, natural disasters and widespread poverty, as well as political turmoil and military coups. The restoration of democracy in 1991 has been followed by relative calm and economic progress. Bangladesh is the seventh most populous country in the world and is among the most densely populated countries in the world with a high poverty rate. However, per-capita GDP has more than doubled since 1975, and the poverty rate has fallen by 20% since the early 1990s. The country is listed among the "Next Eleven" economies. Dhaka and other urban centers have been the driving force behind this growth. Geographically, the country straddles the fertile Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta and is subject to annual monsoon floods and cyclones. The government is a parliamentary democracy; however, political rule was suspended under emergency law for two years from 11 January 2007 to 17 December 2008. Bangladesh is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the OIC,SAARC, BIMSTEC, and the D-8. As the World Bank notes in its July 2005 Country Brief, the country has made significant progress in human development in the areas of literacy, gender parity in schooling and reduction of population growth. However, Bangladesh continues to face a number of major challenges, including widespread political and bureaucratic corruption, and economic competition relative to the world.

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Know About the Culture of Bangladesh before Travel - Dhaka
Know About the Culture of Bangladesh before Travel The Bengal region has a multifaceted folk heritage, enriched by its ancient animist, Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim roots. Weaving, pottery and terracotta sculpture are some of the earliest forms of artistic expression. The best known literature of Bangladesh is the work of the great Bengali poets Rabindranath Tagore and Nasrul Islam. Folk theater is common at the village level and usually takes place during harvest time or at melas (village fairs). There are many folk dances, but classical dance is largely borrowed from Indian models and is frowned upon by the more severe religious leaders. Bangladesh's Muslims and Hindus live in relative harmony. The Muslim majority has religious leaders, pirs, whose status straddle...

Wildlife in Bangladesh - Sundarban
Wildlife in Bangladesh Wildlife in Bangladesh forms a major aspect of the country. Coming here, you can find wide variety of animals and plants. The landscape of the country is highly responsible for the diverse wildlife in the country. Bangladesh is marked by its marsh lands, thick forested land and mangrove forest. These landscapes are ideally popular among the nature lovers. The Wildlife in Bangladesh comprises flora and fauna in their natural habitats. The natural environment ensures to shelter these animals and plants at its best. Bangladesh boasts of being a shelter of about twenty two species of amphibian, seventeen species of marine reptiles, one hundred and nine species of reptile, three hundred and eighty eight species of bird...

Restaurants and Bars in Bangladesh - Dhaka
Restaurants and Bars in Bangladesh Coming to the beautiful country of Bangladesh, you will find numerous Restaurants and Bars in Bangladesh. If you are a complete foodie then this country is the ideal place to be. These Restaurants and Bars in Bangladesh are scattered all over the various cities of the country. Bangladesh boasts of its exquisite and delectable cuisines. Bangladeshi delicacies are distinctly marked by a hot and spicy taste. Different regions have their different specialties but the same taste rules all over. The delicacies of Bangladesh are typically dry. Rice and fish are considered as the staple food of the country. If you wish to sit down at a warm and romantic place and splurge on some sumptuous dishes, there are several res...