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BANGLADESH

Basic Facts

Geographic Coordinates24 00 N, 90 00 E
Total Area Sq. Km144,000
Coastline Km580
Lowest Elevation in Meters0
Highest Elevation in Meters1230
Percentage of Arable Land55.39
Total Population150,448,339
Annual Population Growth %2.05
Total Literacy Rate %43.1
Percentage of People Living in Urban Areas23.9
GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) US$336.1 Billion
GDP Per Capita US$2300
GDP Growth rate %6.4
BPL Population %45

Main Natural Hazards

Flood, cyclone, storm surge, draught, river-bank erosion, earthquake

Major Disasters in Recent Past

EventYearDeadAffected
Cyclone1970300,00020 million
Flood1974178938 million
Flood1988221173 million
Cyclone1991138,86615 million

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