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About Bangladesh

Bangladesh borders India towards the east and on the Bay of Bengal. It is a South Asian Country and part of the SAARC initiative. The country boasts itself for lush greenery and waterways. The land is fertile due to Padma (Ganges), Meghna and Jamuna rivers. Bangladesh is famous for Sundarbans, an enormous mangrove forest, and is home to the royal Bengal tiger.

The country’s economy stands at second position in south Asia next to India. It is considered to be one of the fastest-growing economies and has a market based mixed economy. Bangladesh is considered to be one of the Next top emerging markets and has a very good foreign exchange reserves in south Asia.

Bangladesh’s largest trading partners are the European Union, the United States, Japan, India, Australia, China, and ASEAN. Expat workers in the Middle East and Southeast Asia send back a large chunk of remittances. The country is well known for textiles, pharmaceuticals, shipbuilding, steel, electronics, energy, construction materials, chemicals, ceramics, food processing, and leather goods. Agriculture is the largest sector of the economy

The primary concern for Bangladesh’s economic growth is the insufficient power supply, poor governance, weak public institutions, and corruption.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityDhaka
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
Official LanguagesBengali
CurrencyBangladeshi taka, BDT
Phone Code +880
Important CitiesChittagong, Khulna, R?jsh?hi, Comilla, Shibganj, Natore, Rangpur, Tungi, Narsingdi
National DayIndependence Day (26th Mar)
GDP (nominal)USD 446.349 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking168
Primary Industriescotton, textiles, jute, garments, tea processing, paper newsprint, cement, chemical fertilizers, sugar and light engineering, agriculture, ship building, Information, Communication, and Technology
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsIndia, Myanmar
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement(APTA), Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation(BIMSTEC), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsFashion and Apparel, Cosmetics and Accessories, Silk & Textiles, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Other Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Plastics and Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Edible Oils & Seeds, Pharmaceutical Products, Toys and Games
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Silk & Textiles, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Edible Oils & Seeds, Cereals & Pulses, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Other Products, Chemical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Total Exports ValueUSD 67.498 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 88.161 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 20.663 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaAsia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA), South Asia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA), Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), Global System Of Trade Preferences (GSTP), Partial Scope Agreement (PSA)
Major Exports to IndiaFashion and Apparel, Silk & Textiles, Edible Oils & Seeds, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Plastics and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Cosmetics and Accessories, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Aviation Vehicles, Chemical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cereals & Pulses
Major Imports from IndiaSilk & Textiles, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Cereals & Pulses, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Electrical Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Vegetables and Related Products, Spices
India's Imports ValueUSD 2,021.24 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 12,215.85 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 10 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for BangladeshEmbassy of India
H.E. Pranay Verma
Honourable High Commissioner
Plot No. 1-3, Park Road, Baridhara, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
880-2-55067301- 308

Assistant High Commission of India in Rajshahi
Manoj Kumar
Assistant High Commissioner
House No.316, Road No. 01 Padma Housing Estate,Rajshahi

Assistant High Commission of India in Chittagong
Dr. Rajeev Ranjan
Assistant High Commissioner
2111, Zakir Hossain Road, Kulshi, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Assistant High Commission of India in Khulna
Mr. Inder Jit Sagar
Assistant High Commissioner
65, Shamsur Rahman Road Khulna

Assistant High Commission of India in Sylhet
Shri Niraj Kumar Jaiswal
Assistant High Commissioner
House No. 40, Road No. 2,Block No. E Shahjalal Uposhohor, Sylhet
880-821729137/+880 299 66 87 005

Embassy Details of Bangladesh in IndiaHigh Commission for the People s Republic of Bangladesh
H.E. Mr. Md. Mustafizur Rahman
High Commissioner
EP-39, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2412 1389-94, (O)

Assistant High Commission in Agartala
Mr. Arif Mohammad
Assistant High Commissioner
Kunjaban, Near Circuit House Agartala, Tripura
+9103812324807 (O)

Deputy High Commission in Kolkata
Mr. Andalib Elias
Deputy High Commissioner
9, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Sarani Kolkata 700 017
+91-33-2290 5208 (O)

Deputy High Commission in Mumbai
Mr. Chiranjib Starker
Deputy High Commissioner
Jolly Maker Bunglaw No. 8 Cuffe Parade
022-22180101/03 (O)

Assistant High Commission of Bangladesh in Guwahati
Mr. Ruhul Amin
Assistant High Commissioner
109, D.R.G Baruah Road Opp. to Assam Minority Development Board, Ganeshguri Guwahati - 781006
0361-2200153 (O)

Consulate General in Chennai
Mr. Shelley Salehin
Consul General