East Asia Country Profile
Bangladesh
Capital: Dhaka

Country Name: Bangladesh

Capital: Dhaka

Population: 156.6 million

Type of Government: Parlimentary Democracy
Leader’s Name: Abdul Hamid
Type of Economy: Socialism
Type of Currency: Bangledeshi takaCurrency compared to the dollar: 1 dollar=77.43 Bangledeshi taka
Country’s GDP per capita: 625.34 in dollars or 48420.08 in Bangladeshi taka.
Country’s GDP Rank in the World: 63
Literacy Rate: 57.7%
Life Expectancy M/F: Male: 68.8 Female: 70.2
Official Language: Bengali


3 Important Historical Events that happened in this country (Give date and explanation on what happened:
In 1977 the Japanese Red Army, who are terrorists, took over a plane and made it go toward Dhaka.
In 1981 the present president Ziaur Rahmen was assassinated. He was assasinated of the Bangladesh army.
In 2000 Bill Clinton went to Bangladesh. He is the first U.S. President that visited Bangladesh.



Current Event (What is an issue taking place in the country today):

In Bangladesh today they are trying to keep Ebola out. No signs of Ebola have been in the country by put they are worried. They are trying to come up with solutions to avoid the fatal sickness going around.

Do you feel your country’s economy is successful?
The countries economy is not as good as some but they are definitly improving. They have an okay GDP per capita but the literacy rate is really bad. So they could improve their literacy rates a lot.


What is one company located in your country?
The Meghna Group
Describe what this company does.

The Meghna Group works to make automobiles, engineering, cement, packaging, and textile.
What could your country do to improve their economy?


I think that they could focus more on education because that could get their literacy rate up which means they get more jobs which means more money.

Tourist Attractions

Sundarbans is a forest where you can find the royal Bengal Tiger. It is located west of the capital. The forest is full of rivers and different bodies of water. You can find tigers and giant crocodiles near the rivers. Around the area they keep nice houses so guests can visit and stay. Kuakata is a large beach on the southernmost point of Bangladesh. It is a famous place to watch the sun set. Access to the area is very difficult. They take tours of 2-8 people. The distance is about 70km.

Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. The city is full of about 7 million people. The city is developing very quickly but still keeps old architectural trends. Around all the water in the city there are boats that you could ride. Around the whole city you could find tons of activities.

Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. The city is full of about 7 million people. The city is developing very quickly but still keeps old architectural trends. Around all the water in the city there are boats that you could ride. Around the whole city you could find tons of activities.

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