Bangladesh



Asian state, between latitudes 20 degrees and 27 degrees north and longitudes 88 degrees and 93 degrees east. Except for bamboo-forested hills in the southeast, mostly an alluvial plain with network of navigable rivers: the eastern arms of the Ganges, Jamuna (or Brahmaputra) and Meghna rivers. Deltas of three main rivers, together with many islands, form Bangladesh's coastline on Bay of Bengal.


Name: People's Republic of Bangladesh
Location: Asia
Status: UN Member
Capital City: Dhaka
Main Cities: Chittagong, Khulna
Population: 125,201,000 Area [sq.km]:144,000
Languages: Bengali, English
Religions: Muslim, Hindu

National Anthem:
Amar sonar Bamla,
Ami tomay bhalobashi,
Ciradin tomar akas, tomar batas, amar prané
Oma amar prané bajay basi.
Sonar Bamla, Ami tomay bhalobasi.
O ma, Fagune tor amer bane ghrane pagal kare, mari hay, hay re
O ma, Fagune tor amer bane ghrane pagal kare,
O ma, aghrane tor bhara ksete ki dekhechi ami ki dekhechi madhur hasi
Sonar Bamla ami tomay bhalo basi, ki sobha, ki chaya go ki sneha, ki maya go ki acal bichayecha bater mule,
nadir kule.

Translation by Professor Syed Ali Ahsan:
My Bengal of gold, I love you.
Forever your skies, your air set my heart in tune
As if it were a flute.
In spring, O mother mine, the fragrance from your mango groves
Makes me wild with joy
Ah, what a thrill!

In autumn, O mother mine,
In the full blossomed paddy fields
I have seen spread all over sweet smiles.
Ah, what a beauty, what shades, what an affection
And what a tenderness!
What a quilt have you spread at the feet of banyan trees
And along the banks of rivers!

O mother mine, words from your lips
Are like nectar to my ears.
Ah, what a thrill!
If sadness, O mother mine, casts a gloom on your face,
eyes are filled with tears!


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