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
Gana Prajatantri Banladesh (long)
East Bengal, East Pakistan
Bangladeshi(s) (noun) Banladesh (adjective)
Bangla (official, also known as Bengali), English
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.
4,246km, Burma 193 km, India 4,053 km.
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