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Geography

Location :
Between 20 34' and 26 38' north latitude and between 88 01' and 92 41' east longitude.

Boundary : North: India, West: India, South: Bay of Bengal, East: India and Myanmar

Geographic Coordinates : 24 N, 90 E

Map references : Asia

Area : 147,570 sq km / 56,977 sq miles

Area - comparative : slightly smaller than Wisconsin

Land boundaries : total: 4,246 km

border countries : Myanmar 193 km, India 4,053 km

Coastline : 580 km

Maritime claims :
contiguous zone: 18 nm
continental shelf: up to outer limits of continental margin
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate :
tropical; cool, dry winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); cool, rainy monsoon (June to October)

Season Temperature Rainfall Relative humidity
maximum minimum
Pre monsoon 32.6 C 22.4 C 453 mm 74%
Monsoon 31.5 C 25.5 C 1,733 mm 86%
Post monsoon 30.5 C 21.4 C 210 mm 80%
Winter 26.5 C 13.9 C 44 mm 73%
Annual 30.4 C 21.2 C 203 mm 78%

Terrain : mostly flat alluvial plain; hilly in southeast

Elevation extremes :
lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: Keokradong 1,230 m

 Natural resources : natural gas, arable land, timber

Land use :
arable land: 73%, permanent crops: 2%, permanent pastures: 5%, forests and woodland: 15%, other: 5% (1993 est.)

Irrigated land : 31,000 sq km (1993 est.)

Natural hazards :
droughts, cyclones; much of the country routinely flooded during the summer monsoon season

Courtesy & source : bangladesh.gov.bd and district portals

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