Bangladesh is Located in the north-eastern part of South Asia. The Himalayan mountain range is to the north, while in the south lays the Bay of Bengal. There is West Bengal border on the west and in the east lie the hilly and forested regions of Tripura, Mizoram (India) and Myanmar. These picturesque geographical boundaries frame a low lying plain of about 1,47,570 square kilometers crisscrossed by innumerable rivers and streams. Major rivers are the Padma (Ganges), the Brahmaputra (Jamuna), the Meghna and the Karnafuli. The culture of Bangladesh refers to the rich ethnic and shared historical lifestyle of Bengal, a delta consisting mostly flat and partly hilly areas. The land, the rivers, and the lives of the Bengali people formed a rich heritage with marked differences from neighboring regions. It has evolved over the centuries and encompasses the cultural diversity of several social groups of Bangladesh.View Details About Bangladesh
Bangladesh offers many tourist attractions, including archaeological sites, historical mosques and monuments, the longest see beach in the world, picturesque landscape, hills, forests and wildlife, rolling tea gardens and several ethnicities. Tourists find the rich flora and fauna and colorful ethnical life enchanting. Each part of the country offers distinctly different topography, flavors and food. Bangladesh shares the major part of Sundarbans, the largest Mangrove forest in the world, home to the Royal Bengal Tigers, freshwater pink dolphins and many diverse species.
Some of the well-known tourist attractions are: Sreemangal, where miles of tea gardens are located, Mainamati, Mahasthangarh, Paharpur for archaeology, Rangamati, Kaptai and Cox's Bazar for sightseeing, and the Sundarbans, a UNESCO world Heritage site and the sandy beach of Coxsbazar and Foy's Lake for their scenic beauty.
There are as many festivals in Bangladesh that goes around the year. Fairs and festivals play an important role in the social life of Bangladeshis.
Bangla New Year's Day (Pahela Baishakh)-the first day of summer, Shahid Dibas now also known as the Internal mothers´ language day, the Independence Day (March 26) and the Victory Day (December 16) are celebrated nation-wide.
The biggest Muslim religious festivals are the Eid-Ul-Fitr (end of the fasting month of Ramadhan). Eid-ul-Azha, Muharram and Miladunnabi (birth day of the Prophet), Bangladesh also hosts the second largest Muslim gathering in the world, “Bishwo Ijtema” (the largest is known as the Hajj). Bangladesh also widely celebrates festivals for Hindu religious communities such Durga Puja, Sharoswati Puja is celebrated in academic institutions to welcome the goddess of knowledge and wisdom at a large scale. Christmas is also celebrated by the Christian communities as well as the Buddha Purnima for the Buddhists. Bangladesh is a country where people from different ethnicities and religions live in harmony with each other.
There are 8 divisions of Bangladesh. Each division is named after the major city within its jurisdiction that also serves as the administrative headquarters of that division. Each division is further split into several districts which are then further sub-divided into Upazilas.
Following the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, the country had four divisions: Chittagong Division, Dhaka Division, Khulna Division and Rajshahi Division.In 1983, the English spelling of the Dacca Division (along with the name of the capital city) was changed into Dhaka to more closely match the Bengali pronunciation.In 1993, Barisal Division was split off from Khulna Division; in 1995, Sylhet Division was split off from Chittagong Division; and in 2010 (25 January), Rangpur Division was split off from Rajshahi Division.
In terms of area the newly formed Rangpur Division ranked fifth followed by Barisal Division and Sylhet Division.On 14 September 2015 Mymensingh Division was added as the eighth division. In 2015 the process started to create two more divisions: Comilla Division
and Faridpur Division.
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