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Bangladesh

Short Name BAN
Contact Details

Tel: +880 2 956 0369

Fax: +880 2 956 3304

Web Address www.nocban.org
Email nocban@gmail.com
Capital Dhaka
Language Bengali (or Bangla)
Population 153,546,901
Area 147,570 km²
Calling code +880
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ABOUT

Bangladesh meaning Country of Bengal is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma and the Bay of Bengal.

Its capital is Dhaka and the country gained independence on the 16 December 1971 from West Pakistan; (26 March 1971 is the actual date of independence but 16 December 1971 is known as Victory Day and commemorates the official creation of the state of Bangladesh.

There are many tourist attractions in Bangladesh for example many museums, mosques, national parks, shrines and famous towns.

Among them are the National Monument at Savar, Mahasthangarh at Bogra, Moynamoti at Comilla, Lalbagh Fort at Dhaka, Cox's Bazar, Sundarbans and Saint Martins Island.

Its main exports are Garments, fish, jute goods and leather products.

CULTURE

Bangladesh has a culture that encompasses elements both old and new.

The culinary tradition of Bangladesh has close relations to Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine as well as having many unique traits. Rice and curry are traditional favourites.

Bangladeshis make distinctive sweetmeats from milk products; some common ones are Roshogolla, Chomchom and Kalojam.

CLIMATE

Bangladeshi climate is tropical with a mild winter from October to March, a hot, humid summer from March to June.

A warm and humid monsoon season lasts from June to October and supplies most of the country's rainfall.

Natural calamities, such as floods, tropical cyclones, tornadoes, and tidal bores occur almost every year.

RELIGION

83% being Muslim, 16% Hindu and 1% other

SPORTS

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in Bangladesh.

Other popular sports include Association football, field hockey, tennis, badminton, handball, volleyball, chess, and kabadi, known as Ha Du Du.

This is a seven-a-side team-sport played without a ball or any other equipment and is the national sport of Bangladesh.

The Bangladesh Sports Control Board regulates twenty-nine different sporting federations. Other than this, Daria Banda, Stick Fight, Bull Race, Horse Race, Cock Fight, Saat Chara, Carrom are the significant sports being vastly played in the rural Bangladesh.

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NEWS

Bangladesh NOC calls for nominations for Tokyo 2020 Olympic wild cards
12 Jan 2020

Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 11, 2020: The Bangladesh Olympic Association will send the names of eight athletes from five sports for Olympic wildcards ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The five sports are archery, shoo.....

Bangladeshi archer Ruman nominated for 2019 World Archer of the Year
08 Jan 2020

Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 8, 2020: Bangladesh’s top archer Mohammad Ruman has been shortlisted for World Archery’s 2019 Athlete of the Year. Ruman, who became the first archer from Bangladesh to qualify for the Olympics.....

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