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Bangladesh Geography 2017
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Bangladesh Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Location:
Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India

Geographic coordinates:
24 00 N, 90 00 E

Map references:
Asia

Area:
total: 148,460 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 130,170 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 18,290 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 95

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Iowa

Land boundaries:
total: 4,413 km
border countries (2): Burma 271 km, India 4,142 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
580 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 18 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: to the outer limits of the continental margin

Climate:
tropical; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October)

Terrain:
mostly flat alluvial plain; hilly in southeast

Elevation:
mean elevation: 85 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m highest point: Keokradong 1,230 m

Natural resources:
natural gas, arable land, timber, coal

Land use:
agricultural land: 70.1% arable land 59%; permanent crops 6.5%; permanent pasture 4.6%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 11.1%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 18.8% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
53,000 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
droughts; cyclones; much of the country routinely inundated during the summer monsoon season

Environment - current issues:
many people are landless and forced to live on and cultivate flood-prone land; waterborne diseases prevalent in surface water; water pollution, especially of fishing areas, results from the use of commercial pesticides; ground water contaminated by naturally occurring arsenic; intermittent water shortages because of falling water tables in the northern and central parts of the country; soil degradation and erosion; deforestation; severe overpopulation

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
most of the country is situated on deltas of large rivers flowing from the Himalayas: the Ganges unites with the Jamuna (main channel of the Brahmaputra) and later joins the Meghna to eventually empty into the Bay of Bengal


NOTE: The information regarding Bangladesh on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bangladesh Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bangladesh Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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