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Bangladesh flag information

Description flag of Bangladesh

green field with a large red disk shifted slightly to the hoist side of center; the red disk represents the rising sun and the sacrifice to achieve independence; the green field symbolizes the lush vegetation of Bangladesh

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Official country name

People's Republic of Bangladesh

Short name


Local names

Gana Prajatantri Banladesh (long)
Banladesh (short)

Former name

East Bengal, East Pakistan


Bangladeshi(s) (noun) Banladesh (adjective)

Languages spoken

Bangla (official, also known as Bengali), English



Government type

parliamentary democracy


153,546,896 ranked 9, (data 2008)


most of the country is situated on deltas of large rivers flowing from the Himalayas: the Ganges unites with the Jamuna (main channel of the Brahmaputra) and later joins the Meghna to eventually empty into the Bay of Bengal. The lowest point is Indian Ocean 0 m.


Coastline 580 km.

Land borders

4,246km, Burma 193 km, India 4,053 km.

Administrative divisions

6 divisions; Barisal, Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet


16 December 1971 (from West Pakistan)
26 March 1971 is the date of independence from West Pakistan, 16 December 1971 is known as Victory Day and commemorates the official creation of the state of Bangladesh