Located in South Asia, Bangladesh sits in the Bay of Bengal and shares a border with India to the west and north and Myanmar to the southeast. It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Its topography is mostly low-lying making it prone to flooding especially during monsoon season in the month of May through September. The capital city of Dhaka serves as the cultural and economic hub of the country.

Sajek Valley, Bangladesh
Sajek Valley, Bangladesh | Photo by Abdul Momin under creative commons

Key Facts About Bangladesh

Location Located in Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India
CurrencyBangladeshi Taka
Currency Conversion1BDT = 0.012USD
ClimateTropical climate with mild winter and hot, humid summer
Population167+ million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Muslims
LanguageThe official language of Bangaldeshis called Bangla, also known as Bengali.

Top Tourist Attractions in Bangladesh

  • Sundarbans Mangrove Forest
  • Chittagong Hill
  • Cox’s Bazar
  • St. Martin’s Island
  • Kuakata
  • Jaflong
  • Sajek Valley
  • Shat Gambuj Mosque
  • Paharpur Bihar
  • Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho
  • Ahsan Manzil
  • Lalbag Fort
  • Dhakeshwari National Temple
  • Star Mosque

Check out our comprehensive Bangladesh Travel Guide!