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Geographical Location: Bangladesh lies across the Tropic of Cancer, in the northeastern part of South Asia between 20o 34' and 26o 38' north latitudes and 88o 01' and 92o 41' E longitudes.
   
                                  Capital Dhaka
23°42'N 90°22'E
                                  Largest city Dhaka
                                  Official language(s) Bangla (Bengali)
                                  Government Parliamentary Republic
                                                    - President Iajuddin Ahmed (6 October 2002-Present)
                                                    - Prime Minister Khaleda Zia (October 2001-Present)
                                  Independence From Pakistan
                                                    - Declared March 26, 1971
                                                    - Victory Day December 16, 1971
                                  Area  
                                                    - Total 143,998 km² (93rd)
55,598 sq mi
                                                    - Water (%) 7.0%
                                  Religion Muslims: 88.3%
Hindu: 10.5%
Buddhists: 0.6%
                                  GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
                                                    - Total $301 billion (32nd)
                                                    - Per capita $2100 (143rd)
                                  HDI (2003) 0.520 (139th) – medium
                                  Currency Taka (BDT)
                                  Time zone BDT: GMT +6hours
 
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