The country : The Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
Passport and Visa : Passport must be valid minimum three months for Bangladesh visa for entry. For the tourists the officer in Charges Immigration Dhaka airport may issue 75 days visa on arrival. But it is advisable to obtain visas in advance from the Bangladesh Mission abroad. Charges for on arrival visa USD$ 50 for 7 days to 15 days.
Currency : The unit is Taka
Cash & Credits : US$ & pounds are mostly preferred to exchange money exchange/Bank. Other currency can be exchanged from the Bank. Credit cards are also acceptable in a limited shops and establishment. ATM booths are available.
Geographical Location : In South Asia between 20 Degree 34’ and 26 degree 38’north latitude and 88 degree 01’ and 92 degree 41’ east longitude.
Boundaries : North: India (west Bengal & Meghalaya)
West: India (West Bengal)
East: India (Tripura & Assam) and Myanmar
South: Bay of Bengal
Area : 143,998 Square Km, Territorial waters: 12 nautical miles .Capital: Dhaka
Time : GMT plus 6 hours
Climate : Sub-tropical monsoon
Temperature : Winter (Nov-Feb) Maximum 29 degree Celsius, Minimum 9 Summer (April- Sept): Maximum 34 Degree Celsius, minimum 21
Humidity : Highest 99% (July), Lowest 36% (Dec)
Rainfall : 120-345 cm (47”-136”) during monsoon
Tourist Season : All around the year.
Administrative Division : 06
District : 64
City Corporation : 06
Municipality : 166
Police Station : 492
Union : 4472
Village : 68000
Language : 95% speak Bangla and 5% other dialects. English is widely spoken and Understood
Food staple diet : rice, vegetable, pulses and fish
Principal Rivers : Padma, Bramaputra, Jamuna, Meghna, Karnaphuli and Testa
Mineral Resources : Natural Gases, limestone, hardrock, coal, lignite, silica sand, white clay and
National Language : Bengali
Government Holydays : Fri day & Saturday.