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Bangladesh. Developing Country. Introduction. Bangladesh remains one of the world's poorest, most densely populated, and least developed nations. Its economy is overwhelmingly agricultural . Major impediments to growth include frequent cyclones and floods, CLIMATE

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Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Developing Country


Introduction
Introduction

  • Bangladesh remains one of the world's poorest, most densely populated, and least developed nations.

  • Its economy is overwhelmingly agricultural.

  • Major impediments to growth include

    • frequent cyclones and floods, CLIMATE

    • the inefficiency of state-owned enterprises. GOVERNMENT

    • a rapidly growing labour force that cannot be absorbed by agriculture. POPULATION

    • delays in exploiting energy resources (natural gas), INDUSTRY

    • and inadequate power supplies. INFRASTRUCTURE



Geography location
Geography Location

  • Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India

  • Land boundaries:total: 4,246 km border countries: Burma 193 km, India 4,053 km

  • Coastline: 580 km

  • Terrain: mostly flat alluvial plain; hilly in southeast

  • Not good for trade or close to markets.


History and government
History and Government

  • Bangladesh was state of Pakistan until 1971 when it became independent after a bitter war with Pakistan.

    The Military government has been corrupt ever since. This has delayed development and foreign investment.


Industry
Industry

  • The majority of the population is farming based.

  • Narrow Natural resource base for the development of industry: natural gas, arable land, timber, coal

  • Tourism is low and doesn’t contribute to the economy.


Climate
Climate

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

  • droughts, cyclones; much of the country routinely flooded during the summer monsoon season due to flat land and lack of investment in flood prevention.


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