Bangladesh (i/bæŋɡləˈdæʃ/ বাংলাদেশ) "The land of Bengal"), officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh is a country located in South Asia. It is bordered by India to the west, north and east, Myanmar to the southeast and to the south the Bay of Bengal. With a population of a little over 166 million, and a 144,000 km area, it is the 8th most populous country in the world and the 91st biggest.

General Information
Official Name: 
People's Republic of Bangladesh, গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ (Gônôprôjatôntri Bangladesh)
Capitol: 
Dhaka
Population: 
157,918,000
Languages: 
Bengali, English
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
147,570
Year of UN Membership: 
1974
Year of Present State Formation: 
1971
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$160.298 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$2,216 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
6.80 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.56
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
32.10
Unemployment: 
4.30%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
Least Developed Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Islamic Group
Asian Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ADB: Asian Development Bank
ARF: ASEAN Regional Forum
BIMSTEC: Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
CD: Community of Democracies
CICA: Conference of Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia
CP: Colombo Plan
D-8: Developing Eight
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IDB: Islamic Development Bank
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
OIC: Organization of Islamic Cooperation
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
SAARC: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SACEP: South Asia Co-operative Environment Program
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINURSO: UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
MINUSMA: Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNIFIL: UN Interim Force in Lebanon
UNISFA: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei
UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Liberia
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
UNOCI: United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
820 Second Avenue, 4th Floor, Diplomat Centre, Between 43rd and 44th Streets
New York, NY 10017
(212) 867-3434
(212) 972-4038
bangladesh@un.int
Nearest Transit Stop: 
Grand Central 42nd Street
Profile Completion: 

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