Bangladesh | History , Population & Facts

Bangladesh Means ” Country of Bengali‘s ” or “Country of Bengal”  is one of the oldest Nation State in the world.   Its history dates back from 2000 BC Anicient Vanga Kingdom .Bangladesh is now a Developing country in South Asia . Once a medieval superpower today’s Bangladesh is a Major exporter of Textile and have the Longest sea beach in the world . The people of Bangladesh referee as “Bengali ” Bengalis are the third largest ethnic group in the world, after Han Chinese and Arabs .

Bengal was occupied by the British in 1757 later British Cabinet Mission of 1946 divided Bengal between India and Pakistan against Popular Demand of United Bengal . Bangladesh Gained Independence after 214 Years of foreign occupation in 1971 from Pakistan by a bloody Independence War  .  Bangladesh economy ranks 43rd in terms of nominal GDP and 29th in terms of purchasing power parity

Facts of Bangladesh

GDP (PPP) 2019 estimate In Billion USD
• Total$831.750 billion
• Per capita$4,992
and largest city
23°45′50″N 90°23′20″E
Official language
and national language
Ethnic groups 98% Bengalis 2% minorities[show]
Religion 89.5% Islam (Official)8.5% Hinduism0.6% Buddhism0.4% Christianity
MembershipUNWTOSAARCBIMSTECIMCTCOICCommonwealth of Nations
Driving sideleft
Calling code+880
ISO 3166 codeBD

History of Bangladesh

History of Bangladesh is also the History of Bengal. The advancement of civilization in Bengal dates back four millennia. Geographically, it is made up by the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta system . The term Vangala / bangal was often used to refer to the territory. The places are known to ancient Greek and Roman writers as having the same name as the river Ganges referred to as ‘Gangaridai’ . Vanga Kingdom is a 2000 BC Iron Age Kingdom in Ganges delta of South Asia. The Name Bengal or Bangla was originated from Vanga. The Bengali people are the descendants of the Vanga Kingdom.

Historical Timeline of Bangladesh

Vanga Kingdom1500 – c. 500 BCE
Gangaridai500 – c. 350 BCE
Mauryan Empire4th century–2nd century BCE
 Gupta EmpireLater Gupta dynasty185 BCE–75 BCE, 3rd century CE–543 CE, 6th century–7th century
Pala Empire8th century–11th century
Sena Empire12th century
Bengal Sultanate1204–1339 CE, 1338–1576 CE
Nawabs of Bengal and Murshidabad1565–1717 CE, 1717–1765 CE
Battle of Plassey 23 June 1757
Bengal Presidency (British period) 1757–1947 CE
East Bengal ( Pakistan Period )1947 – 1971
Proclamation of  Independence 26 March 1971
Bangladesh Liberation War 26 March 1971 – 16 December 1971
Independence Day of Bangladesh16 December 1971

Bengali Military leader Subhash Chandra Meeting With Hitler in Germany – The Meeting was not Ideological – Its The Rule of War  ” Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend ”
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