We’re taking a trip to South Asia to visit one of its lesser-known countries. Bangladesh shares most of its border with India. In addition, it shares a small border with Myanmar. Virtually 100% of the residents of Bangladesh are Bengalis. Bengali is the official language of Bangladesh. Up to 90 percent of Bangladeshi citizens are Muslim with Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity being minority religions. The country is 56 thousand nine hundred and eighty square miles in size. The Bangladesh Delta that feeds into the Bay of Bengal comprises the majority of the Bangladeshi mainland. The country has seven hundred rivers most of which feed into the big rivers that run into the world’s largest Delta. Now that we’ve looked at the Bangladeshi basics let’s dig deeper and take a look at the 15 amazing facts you didn’t know about Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Has The Longest Unbroken Sea Beach In The World
Number one Bangladesh has the longest unbroken sea beach in the world. The Bangladeshi coastline is 360 miles long. 75 miles of the coast features an unbroken natural sea Beach which is the longest in the world. Those wishing to explore the beauty of the picturesque Cox’s Bazar Beach need to base themselves in. The country’s second-largest city Chittagong the beach lies 93 miles south of the city. A visit here places a tourist in the perfect position to take the 2-hour boat ride to st. Martin’s Island.
Bangladesh Formed Part Of The British Indian Empire
Number two Bangladesh formed part of the British Indian empire after nearly 100 years of
British rule. The country got its independence in 1947 at the same time the British decided to enforce what would become known as the partition. India was effectively divided into two countries. One was the predominantly Hindu country of modern-day India. For the next 30 years, modern-day Pakistan was known as West Pakistan. And Bangladesh was called East Pakistan.
Bangladesh Sought Independence From Pakistan
Number three Bangladesh sought independence from Pakistan. The Bengalis of East Pakistan wanted their own independent state. They declared a provisional government of Bangladesh and sought to disconnect from Pakistan. The Pakistani armed forces retaliated and an armed conflict followed. There were allegations of human rights abuses such as genocide and ethnic cleansing. After winning the Bangladesh Liberation war Bangladesh became an independent state.
Bangladesh Is Divided Into Three Distinct
Number four Bangladesh is divided into three distinct geographic areas. The Ganges River is one of the longest in the world it joins the Brahmaputra River. And later the Meghna River before flowing into the Delta the plateaus of the northwest. And central areas of the country are flat and covered with tall grass in the northeastern and southeastern parts of the country. All these areas feature different species of fauna and flora including the Bengal tiger saltwater crocodile and a black panther.
Expect To Pay About Two Hundred And Eighty Dollars For Five-Star
Number-5 expects to pay about two hundred and eighty dollars for five-star treatment in Bangladesh. The Westin Dhaka is one of the Capitals most luxurious hotels. The 24 story building is the tallest hotel in Bangladesh, there are 241 rooms in the hotel and several
meeting and conference venues. Some of the amenities the hotel features are room service, a gym, a pool, and a spa. The proximity of the hotel to the new central business district malls, restaurants and art galleries makes it the perfect place for visitors to stationed themselves while they explore the Bangladeshi capital.
Bangladesh Is Vulnerable To Climate Change
Number 6 Bangladesh is vulnerable to climate change. In the summer Bangladesh is very
vulnerable to the effects of the monsoon rains. As it serves as the exit point for major rivers into the Delta monsoon rain in India. Or in excess of melting ice in the Himalayan mountains. It has a bit of a domino effect on Bangladesh. The country has experienced severe flooding in 1998, floods displaced 30 million people and killed one thousand citizens rising sea levels. As a result of climate change placed Bangladesh in danger as it slowed sea level means the ocean can claim much of its low-lying land.
Bangladesh Opened Its Border To The Row hanga People
Number seven Bangladesh opened its border to the row hanga people of Myanmar prior to 2017. The Myanmar army began a systematic purge of the area Rakhine where the row hanga lived. Myanmar justified its military operations as necessary to root out terrorist elements. Here they live in refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar. The Bangladeshi government and international aid agencies tried to maintain good standards of care at the refugee camp. Although this has been challenging given the massive influx of RO hanga.
A 2013 Building Collapse
Number 8 a 2013 building collapse caused the death of over 1000 workers. The Rana Plaza building housed some shops and the bank on its lower floors. The upper floors were occupied by garment production facilities cracks began to appear in the building. The banks and stores closed immediately but the garment factory owners ignored the warning signs. On April 24th, 2013 the building collapsed 1134 people died and about 2,500 were injured. The owner’s decision to add extra floors to the building using substandard construction materials. In 2017 justice was served when the owner of the building received a jail sentence of 3 years, although the victim’s families felt it was too lenient.
Bangladesh Has Enacted Some Very Progressive Laws
Number 9 Bangladesh has enacted some very progressive laws in recent years. In such a conservative society transgender people are frowned upon and homosexuality is not regarded as acceptable nevertheless. Bangladesh is one of very few countries in this region
that does not follow a binary concept of gender on its population registry. Citizens can either register as male-female or other. In addition to its groundbreaking laws, Bangladesh was also the first country in the world to ban the distribution of plastic bags. This is a nation that sees firsthand the devastating effects of plastic on its rivers and oceans.
Bangladesh Continues To Build On Its Developing Economy
Number 10 Bangladesh continues to build on its developing economy as an emerging economy. These are the countries whose economies are expected to develop in the shadow of the current major emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China as well as South Africa. Bangladesh has closed trade relations with the countries in the region as well as China, the European Union, and the United States. The country is the third largest economy in the area following behind India and Pakistan. Its chief exports come from the textile and garment industries due to the cheap labor costs.
Most Bangladeshis Live And Breeze Cricket
Number 11 most Bangladeshis live and breeze cricket like other former British colonies on the Indian subcontinent. Bangladesh is a nation that loves cricket. Well, they’re not on the same level as their first-class cricketing neighbors India and Pakistan. The team has been improving year-over-year. The cricketers have been more successful in day one international cricket than Test cricket. Where they’ve had some impressive success against some of the bigger teams in the world. The Bangladesh women’s cricket team defeated India in the final of 2018 women’s twenty20 Asia Cup which is viewed as a huge accomplishment.
Women Form Part Of The Core Of Political Power
Number 12 women form part of the core of political power in Bangladesh. It’s pretty rare to see two women wielding so much power and influence in the political arena. Yet that’s exactly what happened in Bangladesh. The country’s prime minister is a woman. Sheikh Hasina is the daughter of Bangladesh’s first Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Her counterparts in the opposition party have also been women Khaleda Zia is the widow of Isaiah Roman the former president of Bangladesh. She served as prime minister while he
was president until recently the opposition leader was Roush Schad. However, her tenure as leader of the Opposition ended in January 2019.
Bangladesh Is One Of The World’s Most Populous Countries
Number 13 Bangladesh is one of the world’s most populous countries. Bangladesh is the
the eighth most populated country in the world. Today with 166 million three hundred and sixty-eight thousand one hundred and forty-nine inhabitants. The population has grown 29 points two percent in the last 18 years in contrast with more developed countries whose populations are growing more slowly or even declining. The Bangladeshi gross domestic product has continued to grow after the world financial crisis with more than 7% the growth rate in 2018. Much has been done to improve working and living conditions although there is still a lot of work to do.
The Hanging Bridge Over Kaptai Lake
Number fourteen the hanging bridge over kaptai lake is an architectural landmark in Bangladesh. The visitor has a panoramic view of the lake and access to several other features the area has to offer after crossing the bridge. You can visit the chuva long waterfalls and the DC bungalow. There’s also the Pettitte in ting directly translated this means eating full stomach. This tiny island is lush and green. Visitors who do not want to walk across the bridge can always take a boat cruise to see the interesting sights on and around Lake Kaptai.
Bangladesh Has Proven Its Well To Improve
Number 15 Bangladesh has proven its well to improve but there’s still much work to do. While the living and working conditions of most Bangladeshi residents have improved over the years. There are still several factors that need to be addressed in 2016. This might not sound like a lot but it totals up to over 1.5 million people. In addition, Bangladesh has the world’s fourth highest rate of child marriages with a progressive government committed to change it’s expected that these practices will decline well.