Basic Facts About Bangladesh
Bangladesh is located in the delta of the Padma (Ganges [Ganga]) and Jamuna (Brahmaputra) rivers in the northeastern part of South Asia. It is bordered by the Indian states of West Bengal to the west and north, Assam to the north, Meghalaya to the north and northeast, and Tripura and Mizoram to the east. To the southeast, it shares a boundary with Myanmar (Burma). The southern part of Bangladesh opens into the Bay of Bengal. In its southern region, Bangladesh is fringed by the Sunderbans, a huge expanse of marshy deltaic forest.
Modern day Bangladesh was part of the Mughal Empire until the arrival of the British East India Company. When the British left in 1947, it became the eastern wing of Pakistan. Bangladesh became an independent country in 1971 after nine months of war of independence under the leadership of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. In last one-decade Bangladesh has experienced huge economic growth due to sound macroeconomic management and massive investment in human resources and infrastructures. The economy of the country is growing close to 8% in last two fiscal years. Goldman Sachs branded Bangladesh in ‘Next 11’-list after the BRIC nations.