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Climate change is having extremely negative effects on smaller countries, including Bangladesh.1 The increase in average temperatures is causing the sea levels to rise and increase the salinity of the water that citizens use for agricultural purposes.2 A recent UN study suggests that the government of Bangladesh is in need of $5 billion dollars in order to properly adapt their country to the effects of climate change.3

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1http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/29/world/asia/facing-rising-seas-bangladesh-confronts-the-consequences-of-climate-change.html
2 ibid
3http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/climate-change-talks-bangladesh-donors
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Bangladesh News

ESPN 
After 3 hours, 9 minutes of play -- three nine-minute regulation periods and a Special Olympics-record 18 overtimes -- officials called the 0-0 game a draw in the interest of the safety and health of its participants and awarded both Bangladesh and ... See more..
The Economist 
A YEAR after one of the most spectacular robberies of modern times, the authorities in Bangladesh are still trying to crack the case. Hackers into the country's central bank sent instructions through SWIFT, a messaging network for cross-border payments ... See more..
The Straits Times 
DHAKA (REUTERS) - A fire that broke out in Bangladesh's central bank on Thursday night (March 23) on floors 13 and 14 of the 32-storey building has been brought under control. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known. "Twelve units of the fire ... See more..
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The Sydney Morning Herald 
You may not know it, but the people of Bangladesh are hanging in your closet, folded in your cabinets, and joining you at work meetings and Friday happy hours. See more..
The Diplomat 
On March 26, Bangladeshis will celebrate their 46th year as an independent nation. The story of Bangladesh's independence should sound familiar to Americans: A people governed from afar by brothers with whom they had grown estranged; an economic ... See more..
ESPNcricinfo.com 
Mehedi Hasan made two telling contributions to Bangladesh's effort in the Colombo Test. His superb offbreak bowling removed Upul Tharanga and gave Bangladesh an important breakthrough on the fourth day. But it was on the fifth day when his presence of ... See more..
India Today 
Shahjahan Mahmood, Chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and Harsh Vardhan Shringla, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh signed the agreement on behalf of Bangladesh and India respectively here in ... See more..
The Nation 
BANGLADESH HAS called for the resumption of Joint Commission (JC) meetings with Thailand to forge cooperation and consult on issues left unresolved years after the previous meeting, as Dhaka expresses interest in closer ties and more action on issues ... See more..
ESPNcricinfo.com 
Nineteen-year-old offspinner Mehedi Hasan has been called into Bangladesh's ODI squad for the three-match series against Sri Lanka that starts on March 25. This is the first senior call-up for Mehedi in the limited-overs format. His addition means the ... See more..
Dhaka Tribune 
Bangladesh, which is listed among the 30 high TB burden countries, has an annual occurrence of 225 out of every 1,00,000 people and, on average, 45 out of every 1,00,000 die annually because of tuberculosis. According to WHO Global TB report 2016, ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India
Area

Total 143,998 sq km
Land 130,168 sq km
Water 13,830 sq km

Climate

tropical; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October) ;
Natural Resources

natural gas, arable land, timber, coal ;
Natural Hazards

droughts; cyclones; much of the country routinely inundated during the summer monsoon season
Current Environmental Issues

many people are landless and forced to live on and cultivate flood-prone land; waterborne diseases prevalent in surface water; water pollution, especially of fishing areas, results from the use of commercial pesticides; ground water contaminated by naturally occurring arsenic; intermittent water shortages because of falling water tables in the northern and central parts of the country; soil degradation and erosion; deforestation; severe overpopulation ;

Demographics

Nationality
Bangladeshi
Population
163,654,860 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

In real terms Bangladesh's economy has grown 5.8% per year since 1996 despite political instability, poor infrastructure, corruption, insufficient power supplies, and slow implementation of economic reforms. Bangladesh remains a poor, overpopulated, and inefficiently-governed nation. Although more than half of GDP is generated through the service sector, 45% of Bangladeshis are employed in the agriculture sector with rice as the single-most-important product. Bangladesh's growth was resilient during the 2008-09 global financial crisis and recession. Garment exports, totaling $12.3 billion in FY09 and remittances from overseas Bangladeshis, totaling $11 billion in FY10, accounted for almost 12% of GDP. ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$311 billion (2012 est.); $293.3 billion (2011 est.); $275.4 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

25.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 25% of GDP (2011 est.); 26.7% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, jute, tea, wheat, sugarcane, potatoes, tobacco, pulses, oilseeds, spices, fruit; beef, milk, poultry
Industries

jute, cotton, garments, paper, leather, fertilizer, iron and steel, cement, petroleum products, tobacco, drugs and pharmaceuticals, ceramics, tea, salt, sugar, edible oils, soap and detergent, fabricated metal products, electricity and natural gas