Special Notice

February 2019

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to the Chittagong Hill Tracts (which comprise the districts of Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban but does not include the city or district of Chittagong).

Introduction

Summary

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh is in the extreme northeast corner of the subcontinent. Member of the Commonwealth.

Cities

Capital: Dhaka

Principal Ports

Chittagong and Chalna

Population

164.7 million

International Country Code

BD

Language(s)

Bengali (English widely used)

Religion

Muslim, Hindu

Literacy Rate

57.7%

Weights and Measures

Metric

Electricity Supply

220V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 880

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