Officially known as the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, this country is located in South Asia. It is known for being the eighth-most populous state in the world, with the population being around 163 million people. Bangladesh covers an area of around 148,000 square kilometers, and it is one of the most densely populated regions in the world.
It shares its borders with Myanmar to the southeast, the Bay of Bengal to the south, and India to the west, north, and east. The capital and the largest city of Bangladesh is Dhaka, and it is the political, economic, and cultural hub of the country.
The vast majority of the population are Bengalis, and given the fact that there is a large Muslim population, Bangladesh is the third-largest Muslim country in the world. According to the constitution, Bangladesh is a secular state, and Islam is the official state religion. It represents a middle power in world politics. Bangladesh is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional republic. Bangladesh is one of the emerging economies in the world, as it is the 39th largest in the world measured by nominal GDP and 29th largest by PPP.