Bangladesh Case Study Cyclone Prone
What do you know about Bangladesh?
Geographical Background <ul><li>Born as a country in 1971 when independence from Pakistan was declared </li></ul><ul><li>S...
 
 
 
 
Cyclones <ul><li>Bangladesh is cyclone prone,  1970 Bhola Cyclone killed between 125,000 and 500,000 people.  In 1991 Cycl...
Cyclone Sidr  track and landfall
 
 
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3 Bangladesh Case Study Intro

  1. 1. Bangladesh Case Study Cyclone Prone
  2. 2. What do you know about Bangladesh?
  3. 3. Geographical Background <ul><li>Born as a country in 1971 when independence from Pakistan was declared </li></ul><ul><li>Surrounded by India it straddles the fertile Ganges – Brahmaputra delta </li></ul><ul><li>It is one of the most densely populated countries on earth, with 141m people cramped into only 144,000km2, giving it a population density of 981 people per km2 (2004 figures) </li></ul><ul><li>It is also one of the least developed countries with a per capita income of $2300 (purchasing power parity) compared with a world average of $10,200 </li></ul><ul><li>However the economy is developing with average annual growth rates of 5% </li></ul><ul><li>Muhammad Yunus the 2006 Nobel Peace price winner us from Bangladesh and has contributed to this growth through his micro-credit scheme </li></ul><ul><li>However, the vast majority of people still work within the primary sector and rely on farming and fishing. </li></ul>
  4. 8. Cyclones <ul><li>Bangladesh is cyclone prone, 1970 Bhola Cyclone killed between 125,000 and 500,000 people. In 1991 Cyclone Gorky was responsible for 138,000 deaths. And now we have Cyclone Sidr 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>The cyclones develop over the Bay of Bengal tracking west and northwards. Cyclone Sidr began as a atmospheric disturbance near the Andaman Islands on 9 th November </li></ul><ul><li>The warm waters of the Bay fuel the growth of the storm. Sidr eventually made landfall as a CAT 4 storm on November 15th </li></ul><ul><li>The low lying delta lands of Bangladesh provide no protection from the high winds and store surges. </li></ul>
  5. 9. Cyclone Sidr track and landfall
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