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Know Bangladesh at a Glance

OFFICIAL NAME: People's Republic of Bangladesh
LOCATION: It is situated in the northeastern part of South Asia.
NUMBER of RIVERS: 230
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION:
Division - Six (6)
Districts - Sixty four (64)
Upazila - 465
CAPITAL CITY: Dhaka
TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT + 6
WORKING HOURS: Office hours are 9am to 4pm, Saturday to Thursday. Closed on Fridays.
APPAREL: Tropical in summer and light wool in winter
BANKING HOURS: 9am to 3pm, Saturday to Wednesday. On Thursday, 9am to 1pm. Closed on Fridays.
NEWSPAPER: Newspapers are in Bangla and English. The main English newspapers are the Bangladesh Observer, the Bangladesh Times, the Daily Star, the New Nation, the Independent, etc.
ELECTRICITY: 220 volts A.C.
SEAPORT: Chittagong and Mongla
BEST TOURIST SEASON: October to March
EVERYDAY FOOD: Bread, rice, fish, dal, and vegetables are the main dishes for Bangladeshis.
FRUITS: Mango, lichi, banana, papaya, jackfruit, watermelon, pineapple, coconut, etc.
NATIONAL FLAG: Red circle on green background. Its shape is square.
POPULATION: 14 Crore (140 million)

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