Capital: Dhaka

Population: 164,615,491 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Bangladeshi Taka (BDT)

Official Language: Bangla

Unofficial Languages: Other minority languages

Main Religions: Islam, Hindu

Ethnic Groups: Bengali, and other ethnic groups

Largest Cities: Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi

Main Sport: Kabaddi, Football, Cricket

Political System: Parliamentary Democracy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

International Mother Language Day (February 21)

Independence Day (March 26)

Bangla New Year (April 14)

Labour Day (May 1)

Shab-e-Miraj (Night of Ascension) (May 5)

Buddha Purnima (May 21)

Shab e-Qadr (Night of Power) (July 3)

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (September 13)

Durga Puja (Vijaya Dashami) (October 11)

National Revolution and Solidarity Day (November 7)

Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad) (December 12)

Victory Day (December 16)

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