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Dhaka
Skyline of Dhaka City
Nickname: City of Mosques and Shrines
Location of Dhaka in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°42′0″N 90°22′30″E / 23.7, 90.375
Country Bangladesh
Administrative District Dhaka District
Government
 - Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka
Area
 - Total 815.85 km² (315 sq mi)
Population (2006 est.)[1]
 - Total 6,724,976
 - Density 14,608/km² (37,834.5/sq mi)
 - Metro 11,918,442
Time zone BST (UTC+6)

Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bengali: ঢাকা Ḍhākā; IPA: [ɖʱaka]) is the capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka District. Located on the banks of the Buriganga River, Dhaka, along with its metropolitan area, has a population of 11 million, making it the largest city in Bangladesh and one of the most populous in the world. With its colourful history, Dhaka is known as the 'City of Mosques' and for the famous fine Muslin cloth.[2][3][4] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The South Asian country of Bangladesh consists of 6 divisions (bibhag), each named after its respective capital. ... Dhaka District is a district located in central Bangladesh. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Sadeque Hossain Khoka (Bengali: ) is the mayor of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and its largest city. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... BST in relation with the bordering nations Bangladesh Standard Time (Bengali: ) (BST) is the time zone of Bangladesh which is observed throughout the whole country, with a time offset of UTC+6:00. ... UTC +6 is the timezone for : Bhutan Time Generic UTC+6 in other countries. ... Geographical renaming is the act of changing the name of a geographical feature or area. ... Bengali or Bangla (IPA: ) is an Indo-Aryan language of the eastern Indian subcontinent, evolved from the Magadhi Prakrit, Pāli and Sanskrit languages. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Dhaka District is a district located in central Bangladesh. ... Sadarghat port on the Buriganga River, Dhaka city The Buriganga River (Bangla: বুড়িগঙ্গা BuÅ—igônga Old Ganges) is the main river flowing beside Dhaka city, capital of Bangladesh. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This page lists the 100 largest metropolitan areas of the world, ranked by population. ... Muslin is a type of finely-woven cotton fabric, introduced to Europe from the Middle East in the 17th century. ...


Under Mughal rule in the 17th century, the city was also known as Jahangir Nagar, and was both a provincial capital and a centre of the world-wide muslin trade. The modern city, however, was developed chiefly under British rule in the 19th century, and soon became the second-largest city in Bengal after Calcutta. With the partition of India in 1947, Dhaka became the administrative capital of East Pakistan, and later, in 1972, the capital of an independent Bangladesh. During the intervening period, the city witnessed widespread turmoil; this included many impositions of martial law, the declaration of Bangladesh's independence, military suppression, devastation during war, and natural calamities. Capital Delhi / Agra Language(s) Persian (initially also Chagatai; later also Urdu) Government Monarchy List of Mughal emperors  - 1526-1530 Babur  - 1530–1539 and after restoration 1555–1556 Humayun  - 1556–1605 Akbar  - 1605–1627 Jahangir  - 1628–1658 Shah Jahan  - 1659–1707 Aurangzeb History  - Established April 21, 1526  - Ended September 21... Jahangir Nagar is the former name of Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Muslin is a type of finely-woven cotton fabric, introduced to Europe from the Middle East in the 17th century. ... Anthem God Save The King The British Indian Empire, 1909 Capital Calcutta (until 1912), New Delhi (after 1912) Language(s) Hindustani, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1858-1901 Victoria¹  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George VI Viceroy²  - 1858... For other uses, see Bengal (disambiguation). ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... This article is under construction. ... East Pakistan was a former province of Pakistan which existed between 1955 and 1971. ... For other uses, see Martial law (disambiguation). ... Combatants Bengali units of Pakistan Army and civilian volunteers Pakistan Armed Forces Commanders Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmed (April 17 -December 16) Col(ret). ...


Modern Dhaka is the centre of political, cultural and economic life in Bangladesh. It has both the highest literacy rate and the most diverse economy amongst Bangladeshi cities. Although its urban infrastructure is the most developed in the country, it nonetheless faces challenges such as pollution, congestion, supply shortages, poverty and crime. In recent decades, Dhaka has seen modernisation of transport, communications and public works. The city is attracting considerable foreign investment and greater volumes of commerce and trade. It is also experiencing an increasing influx of people from across the nation. Politics of Bangladesh takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister of Bangladesh is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... The culture of Bangladesh has a unique history, dating back more than 2500 years ago. ... Fishing is an important source of income in Bangladesh Bangladesh has made significant strides in its economic sector since its independence in 1971. ... World literacy rates by country, based on The World Factbook. ... Air pollution Pollution is the introduction of pollutants (whether chemical substances, or energy such as noise, heat, or light) into the environment to such a point that its effects become harmful to human health, other living organisms, or the environment. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ...

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History

Main article: History of Dhaka
Lalbagh Fort, constructed in the mid 17th century by Shaista Khan.
Lalbagh Fort, constructed in the mid 17th century by Shaista Khan.

The existence of urbanised settlements in the area that is now Dhaka dates from the 7th century. The city area was ruled by the Buddhist kingdom of Kamarupa and the Pala Empire before passing to the control of the Hindu Sena dynasty in the 9th century.[5] Many believe that the name of the city was derived after the establishment of the Goddess Dhakeshwari's temple by Ballal Sena in the 12th century. Dhaka and its surrounding area was identified as Bengalla around that period. The town itself consisted of a few market centers like Lakshmi Bazar, Shankhari Bazar, Tanti Bazar, Patuatuli, Kumartuli, Bania Nagar and Goal Nagar. After the Sena dynasty, Dhaka was successively ruled by the Turkish and Afghan governors descending from the Delhi Sultanate before the arrival of the Mughals in 1608.[5] Dhaka Historical Speech of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 7, 1971 The history of Dhaka begins with the existence of urbanised settlements in the area that is now Dhaka dating from the 7th century CE. The city area was ruled by the Buddhist kingdom of Kamarupa before passing to the... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 528 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author Shahnoor Habib Munmun File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 528 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author Shahnoor Habib Munmun File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... The Lalbagh Fort was developed by Shaista Khan. ... A statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Tawang Gompa, India. ... Kamarupa is the ancient name of the kingdom/region that consisted of the Brahmaputra valley and adjoining region. ... Buddha and Bodhisattvas, 11th century, Pala Empire. ... Bhavna says there are 300 million gods in Hinduism. ... The Sena dynasty ruled Bengal through the 11th and 12th centuries. ... Categories: Stub | Hindu temples ... Ballal Sena (Bangla: বল্লাল সেন) was a 12th century king of the Sena dynasty of Bengal, the third ruler of that dynasty. ... The Delhi Sultanate (دلی سلطنت), or Sulthanath-e-Hind (سلطنتِ ہند) / Sulthanath-e-Dilli (سلطنتِ دلی) refers to the various Muslim dynasties that ruled in India from 1210 to 1526. ...


The development of townships and a significant growth in population came as the city was proclaimed the capital of Bengal under Mughal rule in 1608. Mughal subahdar Islam Khan was the first administrator of the city.[6] Khan named the town "Jahangir Nagar" (City of Jahangir) in honour of the Mughal emperor Jahangir, although this name was dropped soon after Jahangir's death. The main expansion of the city took place under Mughal general Shaista Khan. The city then measured 19 by 13 kilometres (12 by 8 mi), with a population of nearly a million people.[6] The city passed to the control of the British East India Company in 1765 after the Battle of Plassey. The city's population shrank dramatically during this period as the prominence of Kolkata rose,[7] but substantive development and modernisation eventually followed. A modern civic water supply system was introduced in 1874 and electricity supply launched in 1878.[8] The Dhaka Cantonment was established near the city, serving as a base for British and Indian soldiers. Subahdar was a title given to governors of provinces in the times of the Mughal dynasty, now bestowed upon native officers in the Indian army holding rank equivalent to an English captaincy. ... Shaikh Alauddin Chisti was a subedar and general of the army of the Mughal empire in Bengal, and the first governor of the city of Dhaka, the capital of modern Bangladesh. ... n ... Mirza Abu Talib, better known by his title Shaista Khan, was a subahdar and general in the army of the Mughal Empire. ... “km” redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was the first joint-stock company (the Dutch East India Company was the first to issue public stock). ... Combatants British East India Company Siraj Ud Daulah (Nawab of Bengal), La Compagnie des Indes Orientales Commanders Colonel Robert Clive (later Governor of Bengal and Baron of Plassey) Mir Jafar Ali Khan (Commander-in-chief of the Nawab), M. Sinfray (French Secretary to the Council) Strength 2,200 European soldiers... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... Dhaka Cantonment is a cantonment located in the northern part of Dhaka, Bangladesh. ...

Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban houses the national parliament.

During the abortive Partition of Bengal in 1905, Dhaka was declared to be the capital of the newly established state of Eastern Bengal and Assam, but Bengal was reunited in 1911. Following the partition of India in 1947, Dhaka became the capital of East Bengal as a part of the new Muslim state of Pakistan. The city witnessed communal violence that left thousands of people dead. A large proportion of the city's Hindu population departed for India, while the city received hundreds of thousands of Muslim immigrants. The city's population rose dramatically in a very short period of time, which created severe shortages and infrastructural problems.[9][10] As the centre of regional politics, Dhaka saw an increasing number of political strikes and incidents of violence. The adoption of Urdu as the sole official language of Pakistan led to protest marches involving large crowds. Known as the Bengali Language Movement, the protests resulted in police firing which killed students who were demonstrating peacefully.[11] Throughout the 1950s and '60s, Dhaka remained a hotbed of political activity, and the demands for autonomy for the Bengali population gradually gained momentum. Image File history File links Jatiyo_Sangshad_Bhaban_(Roehl). ... Image File history File links Jatiyo_Sangshad_Bhaban_(Roehl). ... Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban, designed by Louis I. Kahn, houses the National Parliament of Bangladesh. ... The Partition of Bengal in 1905, was made on 16 October by then Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon. ... East Bengal was the name used during two periods in the 20th century for a territory that roughly included the modern state of Bangladesh. ... The Partition of Bengal in 1947 divided Bengal into the two separate entities of West Bengal belonging to India, and East Bengal belonging to Pakistan. ... East Bengal was the name used during two periods in the 20th century for a territory that roughly included the modern state of Bangladesh. ... This article is about political For the religion of Islam, see Islam. ... Hinduism is the second largest religious affiliation in Bangladesh, covering about 11% of the population as of 2006 census [1]. In terms of population, Bangladesh is the third largest Hindu state of the world after India and Nepal. ... Muslims constitute 88. ... Urdu ( , , trans. ... An official language is a language that is given a unique legal status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... This article is about the language movement in Bangladesh. ...


The 1970 Bhola cyclone devastated much of the region, killing an estimated 500,000 people. More than half the city of Dhaka was flooded and millions of people marooned.[12] With public anger growing against ethnic discrimination and poor cyclone relief efforts from the central government, Bengali politician Sheikh Mujibur Rahman held a nationalist gathering on March 7, 1971 at the Race Course Ground. An estimated one million people attended the gathering, leading to the March 26 declaration of Bangladesh's independence.[13][14] In response, the Pakistan Army launched Operation Searchlight, which led to the arrests, torture and killing of hundreds of thousands of people, mainly Hindus and Bengali intellectuals.[15] The fall of the city to the Indian Army on December 16 marked the creation of the independent state of Bangladesh. The post-independence period has seen a rapid and massive growth of the city population, attracting migrant workers from rural areas across Bangladesh.[10] A real estate boom has followed the expansion of city limits and the development of new settlements such as Gulshan, Banani and Motijheel.[10] Lowest pressure 966 hPa (mbar) Fatalities 300,000-500,000 (Deadliest tropical cyclone of all time) Damage $86. ... Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Bangla: শেখ মুজিবর রহমান Shekh Mujibur Rôhman) (March 17, 1920 – August 15, 1975) was a Bengali political leader in East Pakistan and the founding leader of Bangladesh. ... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Suhrawardy Udyan formerly known as Ramna Race Course ground is a national memorial located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pakistan Army (Urdu: پاک فوج) is the largest branch of the Pakistan military, and is mainly responsible for protection of the state borders, the security of administered territories and defending the national interests of Pakistan within the framework of its international obligations. ... Combatants Bengali units of Pakistan Army and civilian volunteers Pakistan Armed Forces Commanders Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmed (April 17 -December 16) Col(ret). ... The Bengali people are the ethnic community from Bengal (divided between India and Bangladesh) on the Indian subcontinent with a history dating back four millennia. ... This article is about the post-independence Indian Army. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Gulshan (Bengali: ) is arguably the most posh and luxurious area of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Motijheel is the principal commerical district of Dhaka city, capital of Bangladesh. ...


Geography and climate

Dhaka is located in central Bangladesh at 23°42′0″N, 90°22′30″E, on the eastern banks of the Buriganga River. The city lies on the lower reaches of the Ganges Delta and covers a total area of 815.85 square kilometres (315 sq mi).[16] It consists of seven principal thanasDhanmondi, Kotwali, Motijheel, Paltan, Ramna, Mohammadpur, Sutrapur, Tejgaon — and 14 auxiliary thanas — Gulshan, Lalbagh, Mirpur, Pallabi, Sabujbagh, Dhaka Cantonment, Demra, Hazaribagh, Shyampur, Badda, Kafrul, Kamrangir char, Khilgaon and Uttara. In total the city has 130 wards and 725 mohallas.[17] Dhaka district has an area of 1463.60 square kilometres (565 sq mi); and is bounded by the districts of Gazipur, Tangail, Munshiganj, Rajbari, Narayanganj, Manikganj.[17] Tropical vegetation and moist soils characterise the land, which is flat and close to sea level. This leaves Dhaka susceptible to flooding during the monsoon seasons owing to heavy rainfall and cyclones. Sadarghat port on the Buriganga River, Dhaka city The Buriganga River (Bangla: বুড়িগঙ্গা BuÅ—igônga Old Ganges) is the main river flowing beside Dhaka city, capital of Bangladesh. ... Ganges River Delta, Bangladesh and India The Ganges Delta (or the Bengal Delta) is a river delta in the South Asia region of Bengal, consisting of Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal, India. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Thana may refer to the following: The former name of Thane, a city in Maharashtra, India. ... Dhanmondi (Bengali: ) is a Thana of Dhaka City in the District of Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Kotwali is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Motijheel is the principal commerical district of Dhaka city, capital of Bangladesh. ... Paltan is a Thana of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Ramna is a distict of the Bangladeshi city of Dhaka, the national capital. ... Mohammadpur is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Sutrapur is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Tejgaon is the name of a large area in the centre of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Gulshan (Bengali: ) is arguably the most posh and luxurious area of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Lalbagh (Bengali: ) is a Thana of Dhaka District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Mirpur (Bengali: ) is a Thana of Dhaka District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Pallabi is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Sabujbagh is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Dhaka Cantonment is a cantonment located in the northern part of Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Demra is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Shyampur is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Badda is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Kafrul is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Kamrangir char is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Khilgaon is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Uttara (Bangla:উত্তরা) (pronounced UT-to-ra) is a suburb several kilometres north of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. ... Mohalla is a term to describe a neighbourhood or locality in the cities and towns of South Asia. ... Gazipur is a district in central Bangladesh. ... Tangail is a district (zila) in central region of Bangladesh. ... Munshiganj is a district in central Bangladesh. ... Rajbari is a district in central Bangladesh. ... Narayanganj is a district in central Bangladesh. ... Manikganj is a district in central Bangladesh. ... A noontime scene from the Philippines on a day when the Sun is almost directly overhead. ... For other uses, see Monsoon (disambiguation). ... This article is about the meteorological phenomenon. ...


Dhaka experiences a hot, wet and humid tropical climate. The city is within the monsoon climate zone, with an annual average temperature of 25 °C (77 °F) and monthly means varying between 18 °C (64 °F) in January and 29 °C (84 °F) in August.[16] Nearly 80% of the annual average rainfall of 1,854 millimetres (73 in) occurs between May and September.[16] The environment of Dhaka is facing serious threats from pollution caused by the city's rapid expansion, congestion and industrial activities. Increasing air and water pollution emanating from traffic congestion and industrial waste are serious problems affecting public health and the quality of life in the city.[18] Water bodies and wetlands around Dhaka are facing extinction as these are being filled up to construct multi-storied buildings and other real estate developments. Coupled with pollution, such erosion of natural habitats threatens to destroy much of the regional biodiversity.[18] Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ...

Climate in Dhaka
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg high temperature (°F) 76° 80° 87° 89° 89° 88° 87° 88° 87° 87° 83° 77°
Avg low temperature (°F) 58° 63° 72° 77° 79° 81° 81° 81° 80° 77° 69° 61°
Average Precipitation (inches) 0.3" 0.8" 2.3" 4.6" 10.5" 14.1" 15.7" 12.5" 10.1" 6.4" 1.2" 0.2"
Source: WeatherBase.Com
See also: Geography of Bangladesh

Map of Bangladesh Bangladesh is a low-lying, riverine country located in South Asia with a largely marshy jungle coastline of 710 kilometers (440 mi) on the northern littoral of the Bay of Bengal. ...

Civic administration

The Dhaka City Corporation building

The Dhaka municipality was founded on August 1, 1864 and upgraded to "corporation" status in 1978.[19] The Dhaka City Corporation is a self-governing corporation which runs the affairs of the city. The incorporated area is divided into several wards, which have elected commissioners. The mayor of the city is elected by popular vote every five years, and the post is presently held by Sadeque Hossain Khoka.[20] The Dhaka Education Board is responsible for administering all public schools and most private schools with the exception of English-medium schools and madrassahs. All madrassahs in Bangladesh are governed by a central board while English-medium schools separate educational and governance structures. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x1600, 589 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Dhaka Dhaka City Corporation User:A.M.R. Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x1600, 589 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Dhaka Dhaka City Corporation User:A.M.R. Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) is a self-governing corporation that is associated with the task of running the affairs of the city. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Sadeque Hossain Khoka (Bengali: ) is the mayor of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and its largest city. ... The Dhaka Education Board is responsible for administering all public schools with the exception of English-medium schools and madrassahs in the city of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ulugh Beg Madrasa, Samarkand, ca. ...


Dhaka suffers from a chronically high crime rate and frequent incidences of political and religious violence.[21] An undermanned and ill-equipped police force has caused governments to occasionally deploy the Bangladesh Army and paramilitary forces in major efforts to curb crime.[22][23] Aside from Chittagong, Dhaka is the only city in the country with a water-borne sewage system, but this serves only 25% of the population while another 30% are served with septic tanks.[18] Only two-thirds of households in Dhaka are served by the city water supply system. More than 9.7 million tonnes of solid wastes are produced in Dhaka city each year. While private and government efforts have succeeded in collecting garbage city-wide and using it as manure, most solid wastes are often dumped untreated in nearby low-lying areas and water bodies.[18][24] Dhaka has one of the highest rates of death from infectious disease of any city in Asia.[25] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about Chittagong as a city in Bangladesh. ... A septic tank, the key component of a septic system, is a small scale sewage treatment system common in areas with no connection to main sewerage pipes provided by private corporations or local governments. ... Animal manure is often a mixture of animals feces and bedding straw, as in this example from a stable. ...


The city is divided into 10 parliamentary constituencies. The two main political parties are the Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party. Ramna contains the Secretariat, which houses most of the government ministries. The Supreme Court of Bangladesh and the Dhaka High Court are located in the city. The Bangabhaban palace has served as the official residence of the Viceroy of India, the governor of East Pakistan and presently the President of Bangladesh. The Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban, designed by renowned architect Louis Kahn,[26] houses the unicameral national parliament. The Baitul Mukarram, developed with a design resembling the Kaaba of Mecca, is the national mosque. Other historical monuments in the city include the Bara Katra palace, the Lalbagh Fort, the Hoseni Dalan and the Ahsan Manzil. The Bangladesh Awami League (বাংলাদেশ আওয়ামী লীগ Bangladesh Aoami Lig) or the Bangladesh Peoples League is the main opposition party in Bangladesh and the political catalyst for Bengali discontent and rebellion in 1971. ... Bangladesh Nationalist Party (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ জাতীয়তাবাদী দল Bangladesh Jatiotabadi Dôl, BNP) is the immediate past ruling political party of Bangladesh, as part of an alliance with Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh (as of October 2006). ... Ramna is a distict of the Bangladeshi city of Dhaka, the national capital. ... The Supreme Court of Bangladesh is the highest court of law in Bangladesh. ... The Dhaka High Court is one of the most important high courts in Bangladesh, located in the capital of Dhaka with jurisdiction for the Dhaka District. ... The Bangabhaban (Bengali: )(House of Bangladesh) is the official residence of the President of Bangladesh, the head of state of Bangladesh. ... The Governor-Generals Flag (1885–1947) depicted the Star of India on a Union Flag. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... This page lists Presidents of Bangladesh. ... Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban, designed by Louis I. Kahn, houses the National Parliament of Bangladesh. ... Salk Institute, La Jolla, California Louis Isadore Kahn (February 20, 1901/1902 – March 17, 1974) was a world-renowned architect who practiced in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... For unicameral alphabets, see the article letter case. Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ... Baitul Mukarram (Dhaka) the National Mosque Bangladesh. ... The Kaaba (Arabic: ; IPA: ) , also known as (), ( The Primordial House), or ( The Sacred House), is a large cuboidal building located inside the mosque known as al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. ... This article is about the city in Saudi Arabia. ... The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... 1870 photograph of Bara Katra, taken by an unknown photographer. ... The Lalbagh Fort was developed by Shaista Khan. ... Although common people pronounce it as Hoseni Dalan, the correct spelling is Husayni Dalan (or Husseini Dalan) that was build by Mughal governor of Bengal as a memory of Imam Hussein (A.S.), the grand son of RasulAllah sallellahu alayhewassalam. ... Front View of Ahsan Manzil Ahsan Manzil (Bengali: ) was the official residential palace and seat of the Dhaka Nawab Family. ...


Economy

Bashundhara City, South Asia's largest shopping mall.

Dhaka is the commercial heart of Bangladesh.[27] The city has a large middle class population, increasing the market for modern consumer and luxury goods.[28] [29][30] Many skilled workers are employed in the businesses and industries located in the Dhaka metropolitan area. The city has historically attracted a large number of migrant workers.[25] Hawkers, peddlers, small shops, rickshaws transport, roadside vendors and stalls employ a large segment of the population[25][31] — rickshaw-drivers alone number as many as 400,000.[29] Half the workforce is employed in household and unorganised labour, while about 800,000 work in the textile industry. Even so, unemployment remains high at 23%.[32] According to CityMayors Statistics[1], Dhaka's GDP registered at $52 billion in 2005 with an annual growth rate of 6.1%. Its estimated GDP in the year 2020 is $126 billion. The annual per capita income of Dhaka is estimated at $550, although a large segment of the population lives below the poverty line, with many surviving on less than $3 a day.[29] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (480x640, 75 KB)Photo of Bashundhara City shopping mall in Dhaka. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (480x640, 75 KB)Photo of Bashundhara City shopping mall in Dhaka. ... Bashundhara City Mall is the largest shopping mall in Dhaka, Bangladesh Bashundhara City is the largest business centre and shopping mall in Bangladesh. ... A hawker centre in Lavender, Singapore The Maxwell Food Centre near Singapores Chinatown is a popular food haunt for Singaporeans. ... Japanese rickshaw (jinrikisha), 1886. ... For other uses, see Textile (disambiguation). ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The main business districts of the city include Motijheel, Panthapath and Gulshan. Bashundhara City is a recently developed economic area that houses many high-tech industries and corporations and a shopping mall that is one of the largest in Southeast Asia, frequented daily by more than 25,000 people.[29] The Export Processing Zone in Dhaka was set up to encourage the export of garments, textiles and other goods. The EPZ is home to 80 factories, which employ mostly women.[33] The Dhaka Stock Exchange is based in the city, as are most of the large companies and banks of Bangladesh, including the Bangladesh Bank, HSBC, Citibank and the Grameen Bank. Urban developments have sparked a widespread construction boom, causing new high-rise buildings and skyscrapers to change the city landscape.[29] Growth has been especially strong in the finance, banking, manufacturing, telecommunications and services sectors, while tourism, hotels and restaurants continue as important elements of the Dhaka economy.[25][29] Motijheel is the principal commerical district of Dhaka city, capital of Bangladesh. ... Bashundhara City Pantapath is an important business district in the city of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Gulshan (Bengali: ) is arguably the most posh and luxurious area of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Bashundhara City Mall is the largest shopping mall in Dhaka, Bangladesh Bashundhara City is the largest business centre and shopping mall in Bangladesh. ... An Export processing zone or EPZ eases tax and labor restrictions and their primary purpose is to generate export revenues in poor developing countries. ... Dhaka Stock Exchange(Generally known as DSE) is the main stock exchange of Bangladesh. ... Bangladesh Bank is the central bank of Bangladesh. ... For other uses, see HSBC (disambiguation). ... Citibank is a major international bank, founded in 1812 as the City Bank of New York. ... The Grameen Bank (Bangla: গ্রামীণ ব্যাংক) is a microfinance organization and community development bank started in Bangladesh that makes small loans (known as microcredit) to the impoverished without requiring collateral. ... For other uses, see Skyscraper (disambiguation). ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Tourist redirects here. ...


Demographics

The population of Dhaka city (areas under the jurisdiction of the Dhaka city corporation) stands at approximately 6.7 million. The city, in combination with localities forming the wider metropolitan area, is home to an estimated 11.9 million. The population is growing by an estimated 4.2% per annum, one of the highest rates amongst Asian cities.[25] The continuing growth reflects ongoing migration from rural areas to the Dhaka urban region, which accounted for 60% of the city's growth in the 1960s and 1970s. More recently, the city's population has also grown with the expansion of city boundaries, a process that added more than a million people to the city in the 1980s.[25] style="text-align:left"|

Urban growth in Dhaka City (1972–2001)[34]

Animation showing urban growth in Dhaka, Blangladesh from 1972 to 2001. The animation starts with a global view over India using Terra-MODIS 30 km. true color data. The animation then zooms down to Terra-MODIS 1 km. data over Bangladesh, and dissolves into the 1972-12-28 Landsat-1-MSS data of Dhaka. Dhaka can then be seen growing to its present day size by first showing the 1989-02-13 Landsat-5-TM image which then dissolves into the final 2001-01-29 Landsat-7-ETM+ image.


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The population literacy rate of the city is estimated at 62.3%.[17]

One of the world's fastest growing cities, Dhaka.
One of the world's fastest growing cities, Dhaka.

The city population is composed of peoples from virtually every region of Bangladesh. The long-standing inhabitants of the old city are known as Dhakaia Kutti and have a distinctive dialect and culture. Between 15,000 to 20,000 of the Rohingya, Santal, Khasi, Garo, Chakma and Mandi tribal peoples reside in the city.[35] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Flag of the Rohingya The Rohingya are a minority Muslim ethnic group in Northern Rakhine State, Western Myanmar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Khasi are a tribe in Meghalaya, India and in parts of Bangladesh, who call themselves Hynniew trep (which means the seven huts in the Khasi language). ... The Garos are a tribe in Meghalaya, India, and Mymensingh, Bangladesh, who call themselves Achik. ... The Chakma, also known as the Changma, are a tribe inhabiting the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. ... Mandi is the central district of Himachal Pradesh. ...


Most residents of Dhaka speak Bengali, the national language. Many distinctive Bengali dialects and regional languages such as Chittagonian and Sylheti are also spoken by segments of the population. English is also spoken by a large segment of the population, especially for business purposes. Urdu is spoken by members of several non-Bengali communities, including the Biharis. Bengali or Bangla (IPA: ) is an Indo-Aryan language of the eastern Indian subcontinent, evolved from the Magadhi Prakrit, Pāli and Sanskrit languages. ... Chittagonian is an Indo-European language spoken by the people of Chittagong in Bangladesh and the much of the southeast of the country. ... Sylheti (native name সিলটী Silôţi; Bengali name সিলেটী SileÅ£i) is the language of Sylhet proper, the north-eastern region of Bangladesh and southern districts of Assam around Silchar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Urdu ( , , trans. ... The Bihari people are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group from Bihar in India with a history going back more than two millennia. ...


Islam is the predominant religion of Dhaka's people, with a majority belonging to the Sunni sect. There are also significant Shia and Ahmadiya communities. Hinduism is the second-largest religion and smaller communities practice Buddhism and Christianity. In recent years there have been rising acts of religious violence, especially from radical Islamic groups.[21][36] Islamic groups have been blamed for targeting Hindus, Christians and Ahmadiyas as well as police and state authorities.[37][38] Muslims constitute 88. ... Sunni Muslims are the largest denomination of Islam. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. ... Hinduism is the second largest religious affiliation in Bangladesh, covering about 11% of the population as of 2006 census [1]. In terms of population, Bangladesh is the third largest Hindu state of the world after India and Nepal. ... Buddha giving the first sermon About 0. ... // Introduction Christianism in the Indian subcontinent is almost as old as Christianity in its birthplace. ...

See also: Demographics of Bangladesh

Total population of Bangladesh, 1961-2003, in thousands. ...

Culture

Durga Puja at the Dhakeshwari Temple
Durga Puja at the Dhakeshwari Temple

As the most populous city of the nation, Dhaka has a vibrant cultural life. Annual celebrations for Independence Day (March 26), Language Martyrs' Day (February 21) and Victory Day (December 16) are prominently held across the city. Dhaka's people congregate at the Shaheed Minar and the Jatiyo Smriti Soudho to celebrate the national heroes of the liberation war. These occasions are observed with public ceremonies and rallies in public grounds. Many schools and colleges organise festivals and concerts.[39] Image File history File links Durga_puja_in_Dhakeshwari_temple. ... Image File history File links Durga_puja_in_Dhakeshwari_temple. ... Image:Dhakeshwari temple. ... March 26 is celebrated as the Independence Day in Bangladesh. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Language Movement Day or Language Revolution Day (ভাষা আন্দোলন দিবস), which is also referred to as Language Martyrs Day or Martyrs Day (শহীদ দিবস), is a national day of Bangladesh to commemorate protests and sacrifices to protect Bengali as a national language during the Pakistani regime in 1952. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 16 is celebrated as the Victory day in Bangladesh. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image:Shaheed minar. ... Jatiyo Smriti Soudho at Savar, a tribute to the martyrs of the Bangladesh Liberation War Jatiyo Smriti Soudho or National Martyrs Memorial is a monument in Bangladesh. ...

Baitul Mukarram (Dhaka), the National Mosque of Bangladesh. The structure resembles the Kaaba in Mecca.
Baitul Mukarram (Dhaka), the National Mosque of Bangladesh. The structure resembles the Kaaba in Mecca.

Pohela Baishakh, the Bengali New Year, falls annually on April 14 and is popularly celebrated across the city.[39] Large crowds of people gather on the streets of Shahbag, Ramna Park and the campus of the University of Dhaka for celebrations. The most popular dressing style for women are sarees or salwar kameez, while men usually prefer western clothing to the traditional lungi. The Durga Puja is the most important Hindu festival of the year. Large processions of Hindus perform devotional songs, dances, prayers and ceremonies for Goddess Durga.[40] The Muslim festivals of Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha witnesses widespread celebrations, with large numbers of Muslims attending prayers in mosques across the city; Dhaka being known as the 'City of Mosques'.[41][40] Download high resolution version (879x578, 65 KB)Baitul Mukarram Nation Mosque in Dhaka was built in 1962. ... Download high resolution version (879x578, 65 KB)Baitul Mukarram Nation Mosque in Dhaka was built in 1962. ... Baitul Mukarram (Dhaka) the National Mosque Bangladesh. ... The Kaaba (Arabic: ; IPA: ) , also known as (), ( The Primordial House), or ( The Sacred House), is a large cuboidal building located inside the mosque known as al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. ... This article is about the city in Saudi Arabia. ... Poila Boishakh (Bengali: পহেলা বৈশাখ) is the first day of the Bangla Calendar. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Shahbag or Shahbaugh (Bangla: শাহবাগ Ŝāhbāgh; IPA: ) is an important neighbourhood in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Ramna Park is a large park and recreation area situtated at the heart of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the city, see Sari, Iran. ... Salwar kameez, from Max Tilkes Oriental Costume, 1922 Salwar kameez (also spelled shalwar kameez and shalwar qamiz) is a traditional dress worn by both women and men in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. ... A boy in a village of Narail, Bangladesh wearing a lungi with single knot. ... Durga Puja (Bengali: দুর্গাপূজা Durga Puja) is the biggest festival of Hindus in Bihar, West Bengal, East Bengal, Jharkhand, and Bengali Hindus all over the world. ... In Hinduism, Durga (Sanskrit: ) is a form of Devi, the supreme goddess. ... Eid ul-Fitr or Id-Ul-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr), often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. ... Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى ‘Īd al-’Aḍḥā) is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide as a commemoration of Ibrahims (Abrahams) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael for Allah. ...

Bangla New Year celebration in Ramna park.
Bangla New Year celebration in Ramna park.

For much of recent history, Dhaka was characterised by roadside markets and small shops that sold a wide variety of goods. Recent years have seen the widespread construction of shopping malls, multiplexes, hotels and restaurants attracting Dhaka's growing middle-class and wealthy residents. Along with Bangladeshi cuisine and South Asian variants, a large variety in Western and Chinese cuisine are served at numerous restaurants and eateries.[29] Dhakai Bakarkhani is the traditional food/snack of the people of old Dhaka. It is famous for its quality and taste and it was highly praised by the Royal court of the Mughal empire in Delhi. Despite the growing popularity of music groups and rock bands, traditional folk music remains widely popular.[40] The ghazal songs of artists like Runa Laila and the works of the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and Rabindranath Tagore also widespread following across Dhaka.[40] The Baily Road area is known as Natak Para (Theater Neighborhood) which is the center of Dhaka's thriving theater movement.[40] Indian and Pakistani music and films are popular with large segments of Dhaka's population. This area is also credited for the revival of the / Jamdani due to the many local saree stores selling and promoting these locally hand-made age old traditional Bengali sarees. Stores such as/ Tangail Saree Kutir played a pioneering role in the support and revival of hand-loom local sarees such as Jamdanis. Jamdanis are 100% hand weaved and originate from the Persian and Mughal era. Jamdanis are one of the oldest types of cottage industries which is slowly dying due to the meticulous high quality needs for production which requires lengthy dedication from weavers. A single medium range Jamdani saree may take as long as 3 months to complete. Image File history File linksMetadata Pohela_boishakh_2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Pohela_boishakh_2. ... Multiplex may mean: Multiplex (comics), a DC Comics character. ... The cuisine of Bangladesh has considerable regional variations. ... South Asian cuisine includes the cuisines of the South Asia. ... Western cuisine is a term used for cuisine in The Americas and in Europe. ... Chinese cuisine (Chinese: 中國菜) originated from different regions of China and has become widespread in many other parts of the world — from East Asia to North America, Australasia and Western Europe. ... // Dhakai Bakarkhani,(same as Bakerkhani) the traditional food/snack of the people of old Dhaka was so famous for its quality and taste that there was great demand of it in the Royal court of the Mughal empire in Delhi. ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ... Baul singers at Shantiniketan, during the colour festival Holi, Mar 2004 Bangladesh is traditionally very rich in its musical heritage. ... This article is about the poetic form. ... Runa Laila Runa Laila (Bangla: রুনা লায়লা) is a popular singer of Bangladeshi origin. ... Nazrul playing a flute, Chittagong, 1926 Kazi Nazrul Islam (Bangla: কাজী নজরুল ইসলাম) (b. ... (Bengali: , IPA: ) (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), also known by the sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali poet, Brahmo Samaj philosopher, visual artist, playwright, novelist, and composer whose works reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... Jamdani is a kind of fine cloth made in Bangladesh. ...


Bangladesh Betar is the state-run primary provider of radio services, and broadcasts a variety of programming in Bangla and English. In recent years many private radio networks have been established in the city. Bangladesh Television is the state-run broadcasting network that provides a wide variety of programmes in Bangla and English. Cable and satellite networks such as Channel I, ATN Bangla, RTV, NTV and STAR TV are amongst the most popular channels. The main offices of most publishing houses in Bangladesh are based in Dhaka. The Prothom Alo and The Daily Ittefaq are the most popular amongst the large number of Bangla language dailies, periodicals and other publications in the city. The Daily Star and The Independent are the largest English-language dailies published in the city. Although cellular phones are gaining popularity, less than 10% of households have telephone access.[25] Logo of Bangladesh Betar Bangladesh Betar (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ বেতার) is the state-owned radio broadcasting organisation of Bangladesh. ... Bangladesh Television (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ টেলিভিশন), also known by its acronym BTV, is the state-owned Television network in Bangladesh. ... Channel I is a privately-owned Television network in Bangladesh. ... ATN Bangla is a Bengali language digital cable television channel. ... RTV is a satellite television channel broadcast from Bangladesh. ... NTV is a Bengali language satellite television channel based in Bangladesh. ... STAR (Satellite Television for the Asian Region) is an Asian TV service owned by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ... Prothom Alo (Bangla: প্রথম আলো) is a major daily newspaper in Bangladesh, published from Dhaka in the Bengali language. ... The Daily Ittefaq is one of the Bangladesh’s most published and circulated newspapers. ... The Daily Star is an English language daily newspaper published in Bangladesh. ... The Independent is an English language Daily newspaper published in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Cell Phone redirects here. ...

See also: Culture of Bangladesh

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Transport

Dhaka is known as the Rickshaw capital of the world; 400,000 rickshaws run each day
Dhaka is known as the Rickshaw capital of the world; 400,000 rickshaws run each day

Cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws are the main mode of transport for the inhabitants of the city, with close to 400,000 rickshaws running each day — the largest number for any city in the world.[31][29] However, only about 80,000 rickshaws are licensed by the city government.[42][25] Relatively low-cost and non-polluting, cycle rickshaws nevertheless cause traffic congestion and have been banned from many parts of the city. Public buses are operated by the state-run Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) and by private companies and operators. Scooters, taxis and privately-owned automobiles are becoming increasingly popular with the city's growing middle-class. The government has overseen the replacement of two-stroke engine taxis with "Green taxis" locally called CNG, which run on compressed natural gas. Image File history File links Riksha. ... Image File history File links Riksha. ... Japanese rickshaw (jinrikisha), 1886. ... A betchak and its driver wait for a fare in Bandung, Indonesia Rickshaw in Hamburg. ... Passengers and drivers meet at this auto rickshaw stand in Chennai. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) is the state-owned transport corporation of Bangladesh. ... For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ... Typical North America vehicles carry this diamond shape symbol, meaning it is running on compressed natural gas fuel. ...


Dhaka has 1,868 kilometres (1,161 mi) of paved roads.[42] It is connected by highways and railway links to Chittagong, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Faridpur and Sylhet. Highway links to the Indian cities of Kolkata and Agartala have been established by the BRTC which also runs regular bus services to those cities from Dhaka.[43] The Kamalapur Railway Station and the Airport (Biman Bandar) Railway Station are the main railway stations providing trains on suburban and national routes operated by the state-run Bangladesh Railway. The Sadarghat Port on the banks of the Buriganga River serves the transportation of goods and passengers upriver and to other ports in Bangladesh, and South Asia. The Zia International Airport is the largest and busiest in the nation. The state-run Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the primary airline corporation based at the airport, although private carriers are gaining popularity. This article is about Chittagong as a city in Bangladesh. ... Khulna is the third-largest city in Bangladesh. ... Mymensingh (Bengali: ) is one of the districts of Dhaka division, Bangladesh, and is bordered on the north by Meghalaya state of India and Garo Hills, on the south by Gazipur district, on the east by districts of Netrokona and Kishoreganj, and on the west by districts of Sherpur, Jamalpur and... Padma River flows besides Rajshahi City Rajshahi (Bangla: রাজশাহী) is a city in Rajshahi District in northwestern Bangladesh. ... Faridpur is a district of Bangladesh in Dhaka division with an area of 2072. ... Sylhet (previously Shilhat and Jalalabad; Sylheti: Bengali: সিলেট, SileÅ£) is a major city in north-eastern Bangladesh. ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... Agartala   (Bengali: আগরতলা) is the capital of the Indian state of Tripura. ... Kamalapur Railway Station is the central railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... The Biman Bandar Railway Station is an important railway station in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Bangladesh Railway is the state-owned Railway company of Bangladesh. ... The Sadarghat Port is a small port located on the banks of the Buriganga river. ... Zia International Airport (IATA: DAC, ICAO: VGZR) (Bengali: Zia Antorjatik Bimanbôndor) is the largest airport in Bangladesh located in Kurmitola, Dhaka, with Dhaka Cantonment on one side and Uttara Residential Area on another. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Bangla:বিমান বাংলাদেশ) is an airline based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ...

See also: Transport in Bangladesh

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Education

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department of the University of Dhaka
The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department of the University of Dhaka

Dhaka has the largest number of schools, colleges and universities of any Bangladeshi city. The education system is divided into 4 levels: Primary (from grades 1 to 5), Secondary (from grades 6 to 10), Higher Secondary (from grades 11 to 12) and tertiary.[44] The five years of lower secondary education concludes with a Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination. Students who pass this examination proceed to two years of Higher Secondary or intermediate training, which culminate in a Higher Secondary School (HSC) examination.[44] Education is mainly offered in Bangla, but English is also commonly taught and used. A large number of Muslim families send their children to attend part-time courses or even to pursue full-time religious education, which is imparted in Bangla and Arabic in madrasahs.[44] Image File history File links Bmbdu. ... Image File history File links Bmbdu. ... Arabic redirects here. ...


The Dhaka College is the oldest institution of higher education in the city and amongst the earliest established in British India, founded in 1840. Since independence, Dhaka has seen the establishment of a large number of public and private colleges and universities that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as a variety of doctoral programmes. The University of Dhaka is the largest public university in the nation with more than 30,000 students and 1,300 faculty staff. The university also boasts 18 research centres and 70 departments, faculties and institutes.[45] Eminent seats of higher education include the Jahangirnagar University and the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology,also called BUET, which is the premier technical university in the nation. The Dhaka Medical College and the Sir Salimullah Medical College are amongst the largest and most respected medical schools in the nation. Dhaka's college campuses are often hotbeds of political conflicts.[46] Protests, strikes and violence from student activists frequently disrupt many college campuses.[47][48] Dhaka College (Bengali: Ðhaka Kôlej), located in Dhaka, is one of Bangladeshs most important and earliest higher educational institutions. ... Anthem God Save The King The British Indian Empire, 1909 Capital Calcutta (until 1912), New Delhi (after 1912) Language(s) Hindustani, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1858-1901 Victoria¹  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George VI Viceroy²  - 1858... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jahangirnagar University (Bengali: ) is a reputed public university of Bangladesh. ... Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ প্রকৌশল বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় Bangladesh Prokoushol Bishshobiddalôe) or BUET is a Government Engineering University in Bangladesh. ... Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), established in 1946 during the British colonial rule, is the top medical school in Bangladesh. ... Sir Salimullah Medical College is a government medical college in Bangladesh. ...

See also: Education in Bangladesh

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Sports

Cricket and football are the two most popular sports in Dhaka and across the nation. Teams are fielded in intra-city and national competitions by a large number of schools, colleges and private entities. The Mohammedan Sports Club and Abahani are the largest football and cricket teams, maintaining a fierce rivalry. Many Bangladeshi cricketers and football players such as Sheikh Aslam, Athar Ali Khan, Kaiser Hamid, and Mohammad Ashraful hail from Dhaka. The Bangladesh cricket team's victories over Pakistan in 1999, India in 2004 and even the overseas win against Australian cricket team in 2005 were celebrated by thousands of people who congregated on the streets of the city.[49] This article is about the sport. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Mohammedan Sporting Club (MSC) is a major sporting club in Bangladesh. ... Abahani Krira Chakra (Abahani Sporting Club) (Bangla: আবাহনী)is a sports club in Bangladesh. ... Sheikh Mohammad Aslam, popularly known as Aslam, is a former Bangladeshi footballer. ... Athar Ali Khan (born February 10, 1962 in Dacca, Bangladesh) is a former Bangladeshi cricketer. ... Kaiser Hamid (Bengali: ) is a Bangladeshi soccer player. ... Mohammad Ashraful (Bengali: ) (born July 7, 1984 in Dhaka) is a Bangladeshi international cricket player. ... The Bangladeshi cricket team, also known as the The Tigers, is a national cricket team representing Bangladesh. ... The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. ...


Dhaka has the distinction of having hosted the first official test cricket match of the Pakistan cricket team in 1954 against India.[50] The Bangabandhu National Stadium was formerly the main venue for domestic and international cricket matches, but now exclusively hosts football matches.[50] It is a potential host for the opening ceremony of the 2011 Cricket World Cup as well being host to 6 matches to be played in Bangladesh.[51] The newly-built Fatullah Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium hosts most of the domestic and international fixtures of cricket with an audience capacity of 15,000. The Bangladesh Sports Control Board, responsible for promoting sports activities across the nation is based in Dhaka. Dhaka also has stadiums largely used for domestic events such as the Sher-e-Bangla Mirpur Stadium (in Mirpur), the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium and the Outer Stadium Ground. The Dhaka University Ground hosts many intercollegiate tournaments.[52] For the womens version of the game, see Womens Test cricket. ... Profile Also or formerly known as National Stadium; Dacca Stadium Currently used exclusively for football. ... The 2011 Cricket World Cup will be the tenth time this tournament has been held, and will be held in the four Asian Test cricket playing countries Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. ... Fatullah Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... The Bangladesh Sports Control Board is the national overseer of the control authorities of 29 different sports in Bangladesh. ... Sher-e-Bangla Mirpur Stadium, is a multi-use stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium is a major public ground hosting matches of domestic and inter-collegiate cricket in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... The Outer Stadium Ground is a major public sports venue in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... The Dhaka University Ground is the official stadium of the University of Dhaka. ...

See also: Sports in Bangladesh

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See also

This article is about the study of time in human terms. ... Dhaka Historical Speech of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 7, 1971 The history of Dhaka begins with the existence of urbanised settlements in the area that is now Dhaka dating from the 7th century CE. The city area was ruled by the Buddhist kingdom of Kamarupa before passing to the... Bangladesh became one of the youngest major nation states following a pair of twentieth century secessions from India (1947) and Pakistan (1971). ... Buddha and Bodhisattvas, 11th century, Pala Empire Further information: History of Bangladesh The history of Bengal (including Bangladesh and West Bengal) dates back four millennia. ... Kamarupa [from kama desire + rupa body, form] Metaphysically, and in our esoteric philosophy it is the subjective form created through the mental and physical desires and thoughts in connection with things of matter, by all sentient beings, a form which survives the death of their bodies. ... Categories: Stub | Hindu temples ... The Sena dynasty ruled Bengal through the 11th and 12th centuries. ... Shaikh Alauddin Chisti was a subedar and general of the army of the Mughal empire in Bengal, and the first governor of the city of Dhaka, the capital of modern Bangladesh. ... Jahangir Nagar is the former name of Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Capital Delhi / Agra Language(s) Persian (initially also Chagatai; later also Urdu) Government Monarchy List of Mughal emperors  - 1526-1530 Babur  - 1530–1539 and after restoration 1555–1556 Humayun  - 1556–1605 Akbar  - 1605–1627 Jahangir  - 1628–1658 Shah Jahan  - 1659–1707 Aurangzeb History  - Established April 21, 1526  - Ended September 21... Anthem God Save The King The British Indian Empire, 1909 Capital Calcutta (until 1912), New Delhi (after 1912) Language(s) Hindustani, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1858-1901 Victoria¹  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George VI Viceroy²  - 1858... East Bengal was the name used during two periods in the 20th century for a territory that roughly included the modern state of Bangladesh. ... This article is under construction. ... East Pakistan was a former province of Pakistan which existed between 1955 and 1971. ... Lowest pressure 966 hPa (mbar) Fatalities 300,000-500,000 (Deadliest tropical cyclone of all time) Damage $86. ... Combatants Mukti Bahini India Pakistan Commanders Col. ... Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) is a self-governing corporation that is associated with the task of running the affairs of the city. ... The Dhaka High Court is one of the most important high courts in Bangladesh, located in the capital of Dhaka with jurisdiction for the Dhaka District. ... Mohakhali in Dhaka Mohakhali is a place in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Ramna is a distict of the Bangladeshi city of Dhaka, the national capital. ... Motijheel is the principal commerical district of Dhaka city, capital of Bangladesh. ... Shahbag or Shahbaugh (Bangla: শাহবাগ Ŝāhbāgh; IPA: ) is an important neighbourhood in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Nilkhet is a neighbourhood in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. ... Uttara (Bangla:উত্তরা) (pronounced UT-to-ra) is a suburb several kilometres north of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. ... Dhaka Cantonment is a cantonment located in the northern part of Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Banani Banani is a village in Mali, populated by the Dogon people. ... Mohammadpur is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... 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Shyampur is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Badda is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Kafrul is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Kamrangir char is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Khilgaon is a major thana and neighbourhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Old Executive Office Building, Washington D.C. Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong, China In architecture, construction, engineering and real estate development the word building may refer to one of the following: Any man-made structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or continuous occupancy, or An... Taj Mahal Big Ben Saint Basils Cathedral Azadi Square in Tehran For other senses of this word, see landmark (disambiguation). ... Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban, designed by Louis I. Kahn, houses the National Parliament of Bangladesh. ... The Supreme Court of Bangladesh is the highest court of law in Bangladesh. ... Martyred Intellectuals Memorial (Bengali: ) is a memorial built for the memory of the martyred intellectuals of Bangladesh during the Bangladesh Liberation War. ... Image:Dhakeshwari temple. ... Image:Shaheed minar. ... The Star Mosque in Dhaka. ... Curzon Hall, Dhaka University. ... Front View of Ahsan Manzil Ahsan Manzil (Bengali: ) was the official residential palace and seat of the Dhaka Nawab Family. ... Lalbagh Fort or Fort Aurangabad is an incomplete Mughal palace fortress at Dhaka , Bangladesh on the river Buriganga in the southwestern part of the old city. ... 1870 photograph of Bara Katra, taken by an unknown photographer. ... Baitul Mukarram (Dhaka) the National Mosque Bangladesh. ... Chandrima Uddan (sometimes called Zia Uddan) is a park situated in the road beside the Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Although common people pronounce it as Hoseni Dalan, the correct spelling is Husayni Dalan (or Husseini Dalan) that was build by Mughal governor of Bengal as a memory of Imam Hussein (A.S.), the grand son of RasulAllah sallellahu alayhewassalam. ... Dhaka Stock Exchange(Generally known as DSE) is the main stock exchange of Bangladesh. ... The Sadarghat Port is a small port located on the banks of the Buriganga river. ... Zia International Airport (IATA: DAC, ICAO: VGZR) (Bengali: Zia Antorjatik Bimanbôndor) is the largest airport in Bangladesh located in Kurmitola, Dhaka, with Dhaka Cantonment on one side and Uttara Residential Area on another. ... Kamalapur Railway Station is the central railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Bailey Road is a well-known thoroughfare in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. ... Sonali Bank is a state-owned commercial bank in Bangladesh. ... Rupali Bank is a commercial bank in Bangladesh. ... Bangladesh Bank is the central bank of Bangladesh. ... Bashundhara City Mall is the largest shopping mall in Dhaka, Bangladesh Bashundhara City is the largest business centre and shopping mall in Bangladesh. ... The Biman Bandar Railway Station is an important railway station in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Passengers and drivers meet at this auto rickshaw stand in Chennai. ... A betchak and its driver wait for a fare in Bandung, Indonesia Rickshaw in Hamburg. ... Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) is the state-owned transport corporation of Bangladesh. ... Bangladesh Railway is the state-owned Railway company of Bangladesh. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) is one of the finest private sector universities of higher education in the country. ... Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), established in 1946 during the British colonial rule, is the top medical school in Bangladesh. ... Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ প্রকৌশল বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় Bangladesh Prokoushol Bishshobiddalôe) or BUET is a Government Engineering University in Bangladesh. ... Eden Girls College is a womens college in Bangladesh. ... Dhaka College (Bengali: Ðhaka Kôlej), located in Dhaka, is one of Bangladeshs most important and earliest higher educational institutions. ... Nickname EWU Affiliations University Grants Commission Website http://www. ... Notre Dame College (Bengali: )is a renowned higher secondary school situated in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which is administrated by the Congregation of Holy Cross, Society of Priests. ... Manarat International University (Bengali: ) is a private university in Bangladesh. ... The University of Asia Pacific is a private university located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... View of BIRDEM BIRDEM, the Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders at Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh is a 600-bed multidisciplinary hospital complex of the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh. ... Located in Mirpur Section of the Capital city of Bangladesh, this zoo contains many native and non-native animals and wild life. ... For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ... Suhrawardy Udyan formerly known as Ramna Race Course ground is a national memorial located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Categories: Stub | Hindu temples ... Located in Mirpur Section of the Capital city of Bangladesh, this zoo contains many native and non-native animals and wild life. ... Durga Puja (Bengali: দুর্গাপূজা Durga Puja) is the biggest festival of Hindus in Bihar, West Bengal, East Bengal, Jharkhand, and Bengali Hindus all over the world. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... December 16 is celebrated as the Victory day in Bangladesh. ... March 26 is the National Day of Bangladesh. ... Fatullah Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Abahani Krira Chakra (Abahani Sporting Club) (Bangla: আবাহনী)is a sports club in Bangladesh. ... Profile Also or formerly known as National Stadium; Dacca Stadium Currently used exclusively for football. ... The Outer Stadium Ground is a major public sports venue in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Sher-e-Bangla Mirpur Stadium, is a multi-use stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... The Dhaka University Ground is the official stadium of the University of Dhaka. ... Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium is a major public ground hosting matches of domestic and inter-collegiate cricket in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ... Gurdwara Nanak Shahi in Dhaka is one of the seven known Gurdwaras in Bangladesh. ... In Bangladesh, there are four metroplitan cities (municipal or city corporations) and 104 municipal towns (pourashavas or municipalities),[1] which are divided into three classes. ... The Large Cities Climate Leadership Group is a group of cities committed to the reduction of urban carbon emissions and adapting to climate change. ... Barisal City is an old port at the mouth of the River Ganges on the northern shore of the Bay of Bengal in southern Bangladesh. ... Bogra is a town in Northern Bangladesh. ... This article is about Chittagong as a city in Bangladesh. ... Comilla (Bengali: কুমিল্লা) is a city in south-eastern Bangladesh. ... Faridpur is a district of Bangladesh in Dhaka division with an area of 2072. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Khulna is the third-largest city in Bangladesh. ... Mymensingh town is one of the Pourashovas (City) of Bangladesh situated at the centre of Mymensingh District. ... Narayanganj is a city in central Bangladesh. ... Rangpur city Rangpur (Bengali: ) is one of the major cities in Bangladesh. ... Padma River flows besides Rajshahi City Rajshahi (Bangla: রাজশাহী) is a city in Rajshahi District in northwestern Bangladesh. ... Sylhet (previously Shilhat and Jalalabad; Sylheti: Bengali: সিলেট, SileÅ£) is a major city in north-eastern Bangladesh. ...

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Further reading

Bangladesh Portal
  • Pryer, Jane. Poverty and Vulnerability in Dhaka Slums: The Urban Livelihood Study. Ashgate Publishing. ISBN 0-7546-1864-1. 
  • Rabbani, Golam (1997), Dhaka, from Mughal outpost to metropolis, University Press, ISBN 9840513745
  • Ahmed, Sharifuddin. Dhaka: Past, Present and Future. Dhaka, 1991. 
  • Sarkar, Sir Jadunath. History of Bengal (II). Dhaka, 1948. 
  • Karim, Abdul. History of Bengal, Mughal Period (I). Rajshahi, 1992. 

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Virtual Bangladesh : Dhaka (277 words)
Dhaka, formerly Dacca, is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh.
The city is within the monsoon climate zone, with an annual average temperature of 25 deg C (77 deg F) and monthly means varying between 18 deg C (64 deg F) in January and 29 deg C (84 deg F) in August.
Dhaka is divided into an old city and the new city, and many residential and industrial communities.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Dhaka Division (413 words)
The districts are Dhaka, Gazipur, Narsingdi, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Narayanganj, Mymensingh, Sherpur, Jamalpur, Netrokona, Kishoreganj, Tangail, Faridpur, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Rajbari and Gopalganj.
Gopalganj is a district (zila in Bangla) in the Dhaka division (bibhag in Bangla) of Bangladesh.
Mymensingh is one of the districts of Dhaka division, Bangladesh, and is bordered on the north by Meghalaya state of India and Garo Hills, on the south by Gazipur district, on the east by districts of Netrokona and Kishoreganj, and on the west by districts of Sherpur, Jamalpur and Tangail.
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