Bangladesh is a South Asian country located on the Bay of Bengal. It is bordered by India to the west, north, and east, and by Myanmar to the southeast. The country is made up of eight divisions, 64 districts, and 495 subdistricts.
Bangladesh is a parliamentary republic with a unitary system of government. The country's currency is the Bangladeshi Taka.
Bangladesh is home to 163,187,000 people, making it the eighth-most populous country in the world. It is also the 92nd largest country in the world, covering 56,990 square miles.
Bangladesh is mainly a low-lying delta, but mountains separate it from Myanmar and parts of India. The country is marked by lush greenery and many waterways, including the Padma (Ganges), Meghna, and Jamuna rivers. The Sundarbans, a mangrove forest shared with Eastern India, is home to the royal Bengal tiger.
Bangladesh is scheduled to hold its twelfth parliamentary election on January 7, 2024.