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Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries with 150 million people, 26 percent of whom live below the national poverty line of US $2 per day. In addition, child malnutrition rate rates of 48 percent, in condition that is tied to the low social status of women in Bangladeshi society.

General overview of the Bangladesh economy

In Bangladesh, there are many problems like, poor infrastructure, political instability, corruption,and insufficient power supplies etc, but the Bangladesh economy has grown 5-6% per year since 1996. However, Bangladesh still remains a poor, overpopulated, and inefficiently-governed nation with about 45% of the Bangladeshis being employed in the agriculture sector.

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BangladeshUnited States
CapitalDhakaWashington, D.C.
Population156,050,883 (July 2010 estimate)307,212,123 (July 2010 estimate)
LanguagesBangla (official, also known as Bengali), EnglishEnglish 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census)
ReligionsMuslim 89.5%, Hindu 9.6%, other 0.9% (2004)Christian 78.5% (Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%), Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4% (2007 est.)
Literacy rate
Definition: Age 15 and over can read and write.
Male: 54%
Female: 41.4%
(2001 Census)
Male: 99%
Female: 99%
(2003 estimate)
Percentage of population using improved drinking water sourcesUrban: 85%
Rural: 78%
(2006 estimate)
Urban: 100%
Rural: 94%
(2006 estimate)
Percentage of population using adequate sanitation facilitiesUrban: 48%
Rural: 32%
(2006 estimate)
Urban: 100%
Rural: 99%
(2006 estimate)
ClimateTropical; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October)Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the Great Plains west of the Mississippi River and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are warmed occasionally in January and February by chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
Percentage of population urbanized27% (2008 estimate)82% (2008 estimate)
Life expectancyMale: 57.57 years
Female: 63.03 years
(2010 estimate)
Male: 75.65 years
Female: 80.69 years
(2010 estimate)
Under-5 mortality rate54/1,000 (2008 estimate)8/1,000 (2008 estimate)
GDP per capita$1,500 (2009 estimate)$46,000 (2009 estimate)
Monetary unittaka (BDT)U.S. dollar (USD)
Number of people living with HIV/AIDS12,000 (2007 estimate)1.2 million (2007 estimate)
Percentage of population living below $1.25 a day50% (1992-2007 study)Data not available

Sources for facts: The World Factbook, 2010; The State of the World’s Children, 2009