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Bangladesh: Geography#

LocationSouthern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India
Geographic Coordinates24 00 N, 90 00 E 24.0,90.0
Area total: 143,998 sq km
land: 130,168 sq km
water: 13,830 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 143998
DBpedia: 147570
Geoname: 144000
Infoplease: 144000
Britannica: 147570
Wolfram: 143998

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Land boundariestotal: 4,413 km
border countries: Burma 271 km, India 4,142 km
Coastline580 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: Keokradong 1,230 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainmostly flat alluvial plain; hilly in southeast
Natural Hazardsdroughts; cyclones; much of the country routinely inundated during the summer monsoon season
Natural Resourcenatural gas, arable land, timber, coal
Land Usearable land: 52.97%
permanent crops: 6.25%
other: 40.78% (2011)
Climatetropical; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October)
Irrigated Land50,500 sq km (2008)
Renewable Water Resources1,227 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesmany people are landless and forced to live on and cultivate flood-prone land; waterborne diseases prevalent in surface water; water pollution, especially of fishing areas, results from the use of commercial pesticides; ground water contaminated by naturally occurring arsenic; intermittent water shortages because of falling water tables in the northern and central parts of the country; soil degradation and erosion; deforestation; severe overpopulation
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDhaka; Chittagong; Khulna; Rajshahi; Komilla
Important Cities
Geography-notemost of the country is situated on deltas of large rivers flowing from the Himalayas: the Ganges unites with the Jamuna (main channel of the Brahmaputra) and later joins the Meghna to eventually empty into the Bay of Bengal
Important Rivers