Forming part of the historical Bengal region, the earliest cities in Bangladesh date back to the Vedic period.
It is the world's largest contributor to UN peacekeeping operations; and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the World Trade Organization, the OIC, NAM, the D8, SAARC, BIMSTEC and BCIM.
Annexed by the British East India Company in 1765, the region was a part of British-ruled India until the creation of Pakistan in 1947.
The rise of Bengali nationalism in East Pakistan resulted in the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.
The parliamentary system was restored in 1990.
- Bangladesh has largest boundary with India which is approximately 4053 km .
- Bangladesh has shortest boundary with Burma which is approximately 193 km .
- The largest river in Bangladesh is Brahmaputra which is 2950 km.
- The largest export partner of Bangladesh is US.
- The largest import partner of Bangladesh is China.
- There are 4 seaports in Bangladesh.
Surprising facts about Nobel Prize winners#Bangladesh has first Nobel Prize winner (born in Bangladesh) quite late; 105 years after first Nobel Prize was awarded in 1901.
Tourist Attraction#A rice paddy doubles as a paddock for a Bangladeshi farmer and his cattle.
- The national fruit of Bangladesh is jackfruit.
- The national bird of Bangladesh is Oriental magpie-robin.
- Water Lily (Nymehaea Nouchali) is the national flower of Bangladesh
- The national sport of Bangladesh is Kabaddi.
- The famous dances of Bangladesh are Dhali, Jari, Baul, Kathakali, Manipuri, Snake Dance.
- Text marked as italic is taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh