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Location
South Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal,
between Burma and India


Official Name
People's Republic of Bangladesh

Nationality
Bengali (Bangali)

Capital
Dhaka

Ethnicity
Bengali 98%; tribal groups and non-Bengali Muslims 2%

Population
Approximately 140 million

Population Growth Rate
1.9%

Life Expectancy
63.5 years (male and female)*

Religions
Muslim 88%; Hindu 11%; Christian, Buddhist, others 1%

Official Language
Bengali

Independence Day
December 16

Year of Independence
1971

Type of Government
Parliamentary Democracy

GNP Per Capita
$440

Annual Real Growth Rate of GDP:
6.3%

GDP Composition by Sector
Agriculture - 21%
Industry - 27%
Services - 52%


Adult Literacy:
41%, Male - 52%, Female - 29%

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