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The official name for the country of Bangladesh is the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. It is a country located in South Asia. Bangladesh has a population of more than 162 million, making it the world’s eighth-most populous country.
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Key Facts & Information
- The flag of Bangladesh consists of a red disc, slightly towards the flag’s hoist, on top of a green field.
- The red disc represents the rising sun over Bengal, and the blood of those who died fighting for Bangladesh’s independence.
- The green field represents the peaceful land of Bangladesh.
- It was adopted on January 17, 1972.
- The National Anthem of Bangladesh is titled “Amar Sonar Bangla”, or “My Golden Bengal” in English.
- It is a song honoring Mother Bengal, or the personification of the region of Bengal in South Asia.
- It was written by Rabindranath Tagore in 1905.
- The music was credited to Gagan Harkara in 1889, and arranged by Samar Das in 1972.
- The largest and capital city of Bangladesh is Dhaka.
- It is the ninth-largest city in the world.
- It is the sixth-most densely populated city in the world.
- Dhaka is the economic, political, and cultural capital of Bangladesh.
- The official and national language spoken in Bangladesh is Bengali.
- It is globally known as Bangla.
- Bengali is a Indo-Aryan language, coming from a major language family of South Asia.
- It is a native language in Bangladesh and throughout South Asia.
- The residents of Bangladesh are called Bangladeshi.
- Bangladesh’s government is unitary, dominant-party, parliamentary, constitutional republic.
- The current President of Bangladesh is Abdul Hamid.
- The current Prime Minister of Bangladesh is Sheikh Hasina.
- Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan was declared on March 26, 1971.
- Bangladesh’s Victory Day happened on December 16, 1971.
- The current constitution of Bangladesh was established on December 16, 1972.
- The pre-Islamic rulers of the Bengal region were the Pala Empire, the Chandra Dynasty, and the Sena Dynasty.
- The Pala Empire was established in the 8th century, and was set to rule the South Indian Subcontinent.
- They originated in the region of Bengal.
- The empire was named after the suffix their rulers’ names ended with.
- Pala means “protector” in sanskrit.
- The Pala Empire were followers of the Mahayana and Tantric schools of Buddhism.
- They ruled until the 12th century.
- Neighbors of the Pala Empire were the Chandra Dynasty, who reigned over the Samatata region of Bengal, the present-day Eastern Bangladesh.
- They reigned between the 10th and 11th centuries.
- The Sena Empire also ruled the Bengal region in the 11th and 12th centuries.
- The Sena Empire believed in and practiced Hinduism.
- The Sena Empire reigned over the northeastern region of Bengal.
- Islamic belief spread in Bengal during the 12th century as the Pala Dynasty traded with Arab merchants.
- In the 16th century, the Mughal Empire reigned over the Bengal region.
- The city of Dhaka served as a significant center for the Mughal rule.
- Europeans visited Bangladesh during the Mughal rule for trade. First to visit were the Portuguese, then the French, British, and Dutch traders.
- Bangladesh was also ruled by the British East India Company.
- In 1859, Bangladesh was handed over to the British Empire, as a region of India.
- A religious dispute occurred in Bangladesh in 1947. Islam and Hinduism divided the country.
- The Eastern Half of Bangladesh was called East Pakistan, and became a part of Pakistan.
- The western, Hindu part became a part of India and was called the state of West Bengal.
- The new country of Bangladesh was the result of these religious disputes between the Pakistan and India.
- Bangladesh was officially established in 1973 as a parliamentary democracy with a constitution.
- The first president of Bangladesh was Justice Abu Sayeed Choudhury, and the first Prime Minister was Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
- Bangla, even though its exact origin is unknown, was speculated to have come from “Vanga”.
- Bangla refers to the Bengal region and Bengali language.
- Vanga is an ancient kingdom that existed on the Ganges delta in the Indian subcontinent.
- According to Islamic tradition, Bengal came from the name of Bung/Bang, the first colonizer of the area.
- The addition of the suffix “al” refers to the mounds of lands raised by ancient rajas.
- The earliest usage of the term Vangaladesa is in South Indian records from the 11th century.
- Vangaladesa gained official status in the 14th century.
- In the 16th century, the Portuguese referred to Bangladesh as Bengala.
- Bangladesh was often written as two words before, Bangla Desh.
- It was used by Bengali nationalists in political rallies in East Pakistan beginning from the 1950s.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Bangladesh across 26 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Bangladesh worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Bangladesh which is a country located in South Asia. Bangladesh has a population of more than 162 million, making it the world’s eighth-most populous country.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Bangladesh Facts
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- National Symbols
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