About Bangladesh and the people

Bangladesh can boast of a nature of fascinating beauty.

 

Bangladesh is in the low-lying Ganges–Brahmaputra River Delta. The soil deposited by these rivers has created some of the most fertile plains in the world. But nevertheless it is one of the poorest countries in the world.

Over 155 million people live in a region that is just as big as the U.S. state of New York.

 

Bangladesh is now widely recognised to be one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change. Natural hazards that come from increased rainfall, rising sea levels, and tropical cyclones are expected to increase as climate changes, each seriously affecting agriculture, water and food security, human health and shelter.

Map of Bangladesh