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Bangladesh at a glance

  1. 1. Bangladesh at a glance By Dewan Ibtesham
  2. 2. Where are we?
  3. 3. Where are we?
  4. 4. Where are we?
  5. 5. How big we actually are?● Total area of Bangladesh - 56,977 square mile● Total area of New Mexico - ?
  6. 6. How big we actually are?● Total area of Bangladesh - 56,977 square mile● Total area of New Mexico - 121,589 square mile● New Mexico is about 2.5 times larger than Bangladesh
  7. 7. How many we are?● Population of New Mexico – 2,059,179● Population of Bangladesh - ?
  8. 8. How many we are?● Population of New Mexico – 2,059,179● Population of Bangladesh - 164.4 million● Bangladsh has 80% more people than New Mexico th● Its the 8 largest country in the world in terms of population
  9. 9. How many people per square mile?● In New Mexico 16.2 people are living per square mile.
  10. 10. How many people per square mile?● In New Mexico 16.2 people are living per square mile.● In US 87.4 people are living in a square mile.● And in Bangladesh
  11. 11. How many people per square mile?● In New Mexico 16.2 people are living per square mile.● In US 87.4 people are living in a square mile.● And in Bangladesh 2917 people living in a square mile.
  12. 12. National Symbols of Bangladesh
  13. 13. Map of Bangladesh● 7 Divisions● 64 Districts● Dhaka is the Capital
  14. 14. Flag of Bangladesh
  15. 15. National Emblem
  16. 16. National Emblem
  17. 17. National Emblem● In the center there is a water lily● Bordered on two sides by rice sheaves.● Above the water lilly are four stars and a three connected jute leaves.
  18. 18. National Emblem● The water lily is our national flower. It represents the many rivers that run through Bangladesh.● Rice represents its presence as the staple food of Bangladesh, and for the agriculture of that nation.
  19. 19. National Emblem● The four stars represent the four founding principles from the first constitution of Bangladesh in 1972:● Nationalism,● Secularism,● Socialism, and● Democracy.
  20. 20. National Anthem● Amar Shonar Bangla (My Golden Bengal)● Judged as the 4th most beautiful national anthem during olympic 2008● Written and composed by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
  21. 21. National Animal : Royal Bengal Tiger
  22. 22. National Bird : Oriental Magpie Robin
  23. 23. National Fish : Hilsha
  24. 24. National Flower : White Water Lily
  25. 25. National Fruit : Jackfruit
  26. 26. History
  27. 27. Key facts● Four thousands years of amazing history and culture.● Dravidian-speaking tribe settled in the area around the year 1000 BC th● European traders arrived late 15 century.● British colonial empire from 1757-1947● Part of Pakistan till 1971 as East Pakistan.● Bangladesh was formed 26th March, 1971 by declaration of independence.
  28. 28. Key facts from war of Independece● Planned military operation by Pakistan Army on 25th March killing at least 200,000 people in a single night.● Declaration of Independece 26th March.● War lasted 9 months.● 14th December Killing of Intellectuals.● Victory day 16th December.● War casualty- 30,00,000 people were killed and 250,000 women were raped in 9months.● One of the biggest genocide in history.
  29. 29. Beautiful Bangladesh
  30. 30. The Sundarbans● Largest mangrove forest in the world.● Only natural habitat of Royal Bengal Tiger.● Spread across Bangladesh and India
  31. 31. The SundarbansPhotos are taken by Mohammad Mustafizur Rahman
  32. 32. Coxs Bazar● Longest Sea Beach in the world● About 80miles long.
  33. 33. Saint Martins Island● Only Coral Island in Bangladesh
  34. 34. Rivers of Bangladesh● About 800 rivers● 16,000 miles of waterways.● US Interstates have 48000 miles in total.
  35. 35. Paharpur● One of the oldest and largest Buddhist Monstary in the region.● Built between 781-821 AD● Had 177 rooms.
  36. 36. Paharpur
  37. 37. Paharpur
  38. 38. National Assembly Building
  39. 39. Shohid Minar
  40. 40. Culture
  41. 41. Colorful & Festive
  42. 42. Bengali New Year
  43. 43. Dress
  44. 44. Colorful weddings
  45. 45. Natural Disasters
  46. 46. Natural Disasters● Tropical Cyclones – Catrina was category 3 cyclone – Every year Bangladesh has about 2-3 cyclones of category 4/5● Floods – Each year about 18% of the country gets flooded.
  47. 47. Something else...
  48. 48. Traffic Jam
  49. 49. Rickshaw
  50. 50. Hospitality
  51. 51. Thanks to● Mohammad Mustafizur Rahman for his photos of the Sundarbans● Wikipedia for most of the information and photos of this presentation
  52. 52. Visit www.bsaunm.org for more
  53. 53. Thank you

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