Sunday, July 15, 2018

5 Important Facts About Dhaka Bangladesh That You Should Know

Dhaka Bangladesh

Dhaka is the largest city of Bangladesh and it is the capital of it.  Dhaka has very colorful history and rich cultural traditions. Dhaka is mainly known as the city of Mosques and it is also famous for Muslin. At present, it has become a mega city. Almost 18.90 million people live in Dhaka Bangladesh which is huge. It is the 4th most densely populated city in the world. All the activities like commercial, cultural, industrial, educational etc. activities are controlled from Dhaka Bangladesh. 

Dhaka Bangladesh

Geography and Climate of Dhaka

Dhaka is mainly located in the middle point of Bangladesh. It is located in the great deltaic region of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. Dhaka is located at 23°42′0″N 90°22′30″E in central Bangladesh. This city is mainly bounded by Rajbari, Narayanganj, Manikganj Gazipur, Tangail, Munshiganj district. Dhaka Bangladesh consists of eight principal Thanas. These are Paltan, Dhanmondi, Lalbagh, Kotwali, Sutrapur, Mohammadpur, Lalbagh, Kotwali, Sutrapur, Ramna, Motijheel, Tejgaon.  Dhaka city is within the monsoon climate zone.  The weather is hot and very humid during the summer season (April-September) and drier and cooler in the winter season (October-March). The annual average temperature is 25 deg C and it varies between 18 deg C in January and 29 deg C in August. Nearly 80% of the annual average rainfall of 1,854 mm (73 in) occurs between May and September. Dhaka city is bounded by the Buriganga River. The total area of the city is 1463 sq. km. 

History of Dhaka City

Dhaka City previously spelled Dacca. The city was known as Jahangir Nagar under the Mughal rule in the 17th century.  It became the provincial capital and a Centre of the worldwide muslin trade. Dhaka also became the modern city and more developed during British rule in the 19th century at all. It also became the second-largest city in Bengal Kolkata. Dhaka became the capital of the new area of Eastern Bengal and Assam After the Partition of Bengal in 1905. After the division of India in 1947, Dhaka became the administrative capital of East Pakistan. Finally, in 1971, Dhaka was the capital of an independent Bangladesh.

Important Information of Dhaka Bangladesh: 

  • Total Area: 1463 Sq. Km.
  • Total Population: About 19 Million (2018)
  • The density of Population: 29069 per sq. km. 
  • The growth of Population: 3.48%
  • Currency: Taka (BDT)
  • Educated: 75%
  • Language: Bangla
  • Total Upazila: 5
  • Metropolitan Police Station: 41
  • City Corporation: 2
  • Union Parishad: 86
  • Ward: 92
  • Villages: 1999
  • Govt. Primary School: 728
  • High School: 479
  • Madrasa: 165
  • Colleges: 167
  • Parliament seats: 20
  • Mosques in Dhaka Bangladesh: 3088
  • Temples: 808
  • Churches: 33
  • Main Rivers: Buriganga, Turag, Dholeshwari, Bongshi, Balunadi.

Important Places of Dhaka Bangladesh:

  1. National Mosque: Baitull Mukarram.
  2. Hindu Temple: Dholeshwari temple, Ramkrishna Mission.
  3. Bahadur Shah Park
  4. Lalbag Fort
  5. Bangabandhu Memorial Museum. 
  6. Mukti Juddha Museum.
  7. Ahsan Manzil Museum.
  8. Dhaka University.
  9. Dhaka Zoo.
  10. National Museum.
  11. Curzon Hall.
  12. National Park.
  13. Botanical Garden.
  14. Shahid Minar.
  15. Parliament House.
  16. Science Museum.
  17. Ramna Green.
  18. Suhrawardy Uddyan.
  19. National Memorial.
  20. Sonargaon. 
Conclusion: Dhaka is a very important city in Bangladesh. Most of the people of Bangladesh live in this city. It is an economically important city. Now it is developing day by day with the help of modern technology. Leave comments or share your ideas about Dhaka Bangladesh if you have any thought and idea. Thanks.


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