Bangladesh is the home of Royal Bengal Tiger. It’s official name is The People’s Republic of Bangladesh. After the Revolutionary War, Bangladesh got independence on 26 March 1971. After a successful language movement and sacrificing lives of Bangladesh students in the year of 1952, Bangla was established as a national language of Bangladesh on 21 February 1952. Now since 2000, 21 February 1952 observes as International Mother Language Day. Bangladeshi people are the most hospitable and tourist-friendly in the World. It has enormous potential to develop tourism because of its attractive natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. There are many tourist places which include world heritage sites, archaeological sites, historical mosques and monuments, resorts, long beaches, largest mangrove forest in the world, tribal life, wildlife and rich cultural diversities.
Bangladesh at a glance – Country Profile
- Official Name: People's Republic of Bangladesh
- Capital: Dhaka
- Population: 162 Million (Approx)
- Area: 143,998 sq km
- language: Bangla বাংলা
- Religion: Islam, Hinduism, Christianity
- Life Expectancy: 69 years (men), 70 years (women)
- Currency: Taka
- Time zone: UTC+6 (BST)
Transport of Bangladesh
Bangladesh Transport plays a major roll of the country. Aviation section of the country is growing rapidly. There are number of privately owned airlines such as US-Bangla Airlines, Novo Air and Regent Airways competing with the national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Bangladesh has three international airports Dhaka Hazarat Shahjalal International Airport, Shah Amanat International Airport Chittagong, Osmani International Airport Sylhet. And the country has three five domestic airports such as Rajshahi, Sayedpur, Jessore, Barisal and Cox’s Bazar.
Bangladesh Railway is one of the most popular transport system for the country. It is fully owned by Bangladesh Government. It has a 2707 km rail network.
Bangladesh has one of the largest domestic waterway systems in the World. The Country has 8,046 km of navigable waters. The busiest seaport is southeastern port of Chittagong. It is handling over $60 billion in annual trade which is more than 80 percent of the country’s export-import commerce. The second-busiest seaport is Mongla. In total Bangladesh has three seaports and 22 river ports.
Major inland ports of Bangladesh
- Chittagong Port
- Pangaon Port
- Mongla Port
- Dhaka Port
- Ashuganj Port
- Payra Port
- Aricha Ghat
Tourism of Bangladesh
Bangladesh is a diverse tourist potential country. The tourism industry of the country is very promising in an undisturbed natural beauty. The country’s tourist destinations include Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Saint Martin island, Bandarban, Rangamati, Kuakata, Sajek Valley, Sreemangal, The World largest mangrove forest the Sundarban and many more. There are lot of tourist activities in the tourist places such as water skiing, yachting, sea bathing, water skiing, river cruising etc
Bangladeshi people’s main food is White rice with vegetables. Bengali kachi biryanis and pulaos usually takes during wedding or social gathering.