GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $115 billion (US$) or £69 billion(GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States)  

(Estimated 2011): $282.5 billion (US$) or £169.5 billion (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $1,700 (US$) or £1,020 (GBP)

Capital of Bangladesh : Dhaka

Population (Estimated July 2012): 161,083,804

Area: 147,570 km2 or 56,977 mi2

Currency: Bangladesh taka (Tk)

Official Language: Bengali (Bangla)

Political Information: Parliamentary Democracy

Official Religion: Islam
(approximately 89.5% of the population are Muslim, 9.6% are Hindu and 0.9% have other religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Reng Tlāng 957m or 3140ft

Largest River:
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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): + 6:00




Counties/Provinces/States: Barisal, Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sylhet


Leaders: President Zillur Rahman; Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed

Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica,

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