Estimate population 158,580,000 - Capital City Dhaka
Bangladesh is one of the world's most densely populated nations and covers an area of 143,998 square kilometres (55,598 square miles) and borders India on the west, north, and northeast; Myanmar (Burma) on the southeast; and the Bay of Bengal on the south. Bangladesh is divided into five regions; the Ganges Delta, the Paradelta, the East-Central plains, the Sylhet Hills, and the Chittagong region. The Keokradong Hill is the highest peak 1,230 metres (4,034 feet).
The official name is People's Republic of Bangladesh. The largest lake is Karnaphuli Reservoir, 655 square kilometres (253 square miles). The main rivers are Ganges (Padma), Brahmaputra (Jamuna), Meghna. Their major language is Bengali (official). Cities worth visiting are Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, and Mymensingh. Their monetary unit is 1 taka = 100 paisa.