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Country Bangladesh


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Region Southern Asia
Area (sq km) 143,998
Area (sq mile) 55,598
Border Burma, India
Population 168,957,745
Nationality Bangladeshi(s)
Ethnic Bengali 98%, tribal groups, non-Bengali Muslims, and other 2%
Religion Muslim 89.5%, Hindu 9.6%, other 0.9%
Language Bangla (also known as Bengali), English
Literacy 57%
Government Parliamentary Democracy
Capital Dhaka
Leader President Abdul Hamid (since April 24, 2013), Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (since Jan. 6, 2009)
Currency Taka (BDT)
Independence Day March 26, 1971 (from West Pakistan)
National Holiday Victory Day (Dec. 16, 1971)
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