Country Matrix(Bangladesh) SOCHUM
Official name? : People’s Republic of
Bangladesh
Demographics
Population?:165,350,270
(98% Ethnolinguistic ,2% others)
Official Languages?:Bengali
Religions?: 86% Islam,12% Hindu,1%
Buddhism,0.5% Christianity,0.5% others
Government:
President?: Abdul Hamid
Prime Minister?:Sheikh Hasina
Type of Government?:Parliamentary
Representative Democratic Republic
Legislature/Decision-Making Body?:
Parliament
Economics
Main Contributors?: Agriculture, Finance,
Tourism,Apparel sector, Shipbuilding and
ship breaking , manufacturing and industry
Less Economically Developed Country
Major Imports?:Petroleum and Oil, Textile,
Food Items, Machinery and Equipment,
Chemicals, Iron and Steel
Major Exports?: Garments,Knitwear,
Agriculture Products, Frozen Seafood,Jute
and Jute goods,Leather
Main Trading
Partners?:US,Germany,UK,France,Spain,
China,India Singapore
Infrastructure
Communication?: Television and phone
networks by companies such as- Airtel,
Banglalink ,Citytell, Robi, Teletalk etc.
Transport?: Massive Traffic Congestion
Boat, Bus, Rickshaw,Taxi
Sanitation?:Lack of access to safe water and
improved sanitation facilities in some rural
areas
Culture
Unique Traits?:Hierarchal society,Respect
mainly due to age and position
Festivals?: Eid-ul-Fitr,Durga Puja,Buddha
Purnima Christmas
Unique Foods?:Mug dal with Hilsa fish
head, Dalna, Chachchari,Luchi-Payesha
Sports?:Cricket , Hockey, Football, Kabbadi
Geography
Location?:South Asia
Important
Neighbours?:India,China,Myanmar
Unique Geography?:
1) broad deltic plain subject to prevent
flooding
2) Small hilly region crossed by swiftly
flowing rivers
3 Relevant Points for Topic 1
1. Article 34(1) prohibits forced labour
2. Article 18(2) prevent prosetution
3. Legal support given by organisations
such as the BSEHR for victims
3 Relevant Points for Topic 2
1. Temporary hospitals have been built
for Rohingya refugees i
2. €1 million package to help
Rohingya refugees who have fled
from to Bangladesh
3. Building a 2000 acre camp for
refugees