Bangladesh

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  • President: Abdul Hamid (2013)

  • Prime Minister: Sheikh Hasina (2009)

  • Land area: 51,703 sq mi (133,911 sq km); total area: 55,598 sq mi (144,000 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.):166,280,712 (growth rate: 1.6%); birth rate: 21.61/1000; infant mortality rate: 45.67/1000; life expectancy: 70.65

  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Dhaka, 15.391 million

  • Other large cities: Chittagong, 5.239 million; Khulna, 1.781 million; Rajshahi 932,000

  • Monetary unit: Taka

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