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Bangladesh

Bangladesh
  • Capital

    Capital

    Dhaka

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:31

  • Population

    Population

    164.12 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +880

  • Currency

    Currency

    ৳ BDT (taka)

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Bangladesh

Bangladesh
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Dhaka

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:31

  • Population

    Population

    164.12 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +880

  • Currency

    Currency

    ৳ BDT (taka)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 340

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.30 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    2 666mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    147 570 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    5%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    11%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    69%

  • Railways

    Railways

    2835km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    3.82 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Bengali - 98 %
    tribal groups
    non-Bengali Muslims

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 83 %
    Islam - 83 %
    Hindu - 16 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    72.8%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Bangla
    English

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    220 950

  • Murders

    Murders

    3 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    0.2 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    39.8%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    8.3%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    1%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    225 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    jute, cotton, garments, paper, leather, fertilizer, iron and steel, cement, petroleum products

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    rice, jute, tea, wheat, sugarcane, potatoes, tobacco, pulses, oilseeds

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    natural gas, arable land, timber, coal

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    16%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    natural gas, arable land, timber, coal

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    37%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    73 190kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    177 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    7

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What not to do when visiting Bangladesh

1/19
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Business & Communication

Don't point your finger at people in Bangladesh - it's seen as rude. Gesture with the palm of your hand instead.

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2/19
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Business & Communication

Don't forget handshake is a standard greeting between members of the same sex - although it may feel a bit limp. Women will rarely extend the hand for greeting - always wait and don't initiate it if you're a man. Traditional Muslim greeting here is "Asalamu Alaikum", and the response is "Wa Alaikum Salam".

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3/19
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Street & Behavioral

Don't lose your temper or show emotion in public or when doing business - it may lead to loss of face and meaning loss of dignity and respect. Same applies for using too direct language like saying strong "No" directly to the person.

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Did you know

Did you know?

If children cheat during a test in Bangladesh, they can be sent to prison. There is also a replica of the Taj Mahal in Bangladesh, funded by the millionaire, Asanulla Moni.

4/19
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Street & Behavioral

Don't be surprised with smaller personal space and soft touches in same-sex conversations. Bangladeshis are indirect communicators and communicate in longer contextualised sentences which only make sense when correctly understood the body language.

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5/19
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Business & Communication

Don't cross the hierarchy respect - older people are naturally viewed as wise and are granted respect. Age also dictates how people are addressed - if people are the same age, thy use first names. If the person addressed is older, the person is addressed by first name and a suffix denoting family relationship.

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6/19
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Don't forget on formal etiquette when doing business - businessmen should be addressed as "Bahadur" (Sir), while women may be addressed as "Begum" (Madam) - it may be used with or without the surname.

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7/19
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Business & Communication

Don't give a "super" gift - the importance of gifts is in the thought rather than the value. It's considered rude to offer a gift which is difficult to reciprocate.

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8/19
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Business & Communication

Don't give alcohol, products containing non-halal meat to Muslims, money and avoid giving flowers of frangipanis (they are used at funerals).

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Did you know

Did you know?

Bangladesh has a higher population than Russia.

9/19
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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to wash your hands before the meal - many people eat with their hands. Asking for utensils is not impolite - it's okay. Meals are usually with the same sex only.

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10/19
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Street & Behavioral

Don't start eating until the oldest person at the table begins.

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11/19
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Street & Behavioral

Don't use left hand when eating, passing drinks or dishes.

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12/19
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Street & Behavioral

Don't say "No, I'm full" when asked to take more food - it's better to pace yourself to allow for more servings.

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13/19
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Business & Communication

Don't be surprised when you are not able to exchange the local currency (Bangladesh taka) for US dollars or other foreign currency unless you have a ticket to leave Bangladesh.

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14/19
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Street & Behavioral

Don't let the mosquito to bite you - check the best options of prevention to avoid malaria and other mosquito-spread diseases.

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15/19
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Social Events

Don't necessarily use the regional ferry travel in the days around religious festivals and other holidays - they are often dangerously crowded.

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16/19
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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget consensual same-sex sexual activity is criminalised and penalties include up to life imprisonment.

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17/19
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Business & Communication

Don't forget the monsoon season takes place between June-October. It may hamper overland travel and essential services in the country.

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18/19
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Business & Communication

Don't drink tap water in Bangladesh - it's not drinkable.

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19/19
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Business & Communication

Don't necessarily drive in Bangladesh - the roads are extremely crowded, poorly maintained and traffic, in general, is poorly maintained.

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