Bangladesh is a young democratic republic with a
parliamentary system of government. Bangladesh with its poor infrastructure
remains a developing country, with the minimal tourist facilities outside
major cities and tourist areas. After a bloody struggle for liberation from
Pakistan in 1971, Bangladesh was established as a parliamentary democracy.
The country was under military rule for many years, but a democratically
elected government was re-established in 1991. Parliamentary elections took
place in 1996 and 2001, with a peaceful transfer of power. The major
political parties are the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the Awami
League, the Jatiya Party and the Jamaat-e-Islami Party. In late 2006 a
caretaker government was put in place to ensure stability for the duration
of the national election process. National elections are scheduled for
Bangladesh is a low-lying riverine country located in
South Asia. It is the second largest river basin in the world after the
Amazon. The country contains the confluence of the Ganges (Padma),
Brahmaputra (Jamuna), and Meghna Rivers and their tributaries which empty
into the Bay............
Bangladesh has a
tropical monsoon-type climate, with a hot and rainy summer and a dry winter.
January is the coolest month with temperatures averaging near 26 deg C (78 d
F) and April the warmest with temperatures from 33 to 36 deg C (91 to 96 deg
dimensional cultural heritage of Bangladesh encompasses within itself the
cultural diversity of different social and religious groups of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh has a composite culture, in which the influences of Hinduism,
Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam have been...........
The present Bangladesh is part of the historic region of
Bengal, the northeast portion of the Indian subcontinent. Bangladesh
consists primarily of East Bengal (West Bengal is part of India and its
people are primarily Hindu) plus the Sylhet district of the Indian state of