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    Bangladesh Geography - 1991

      Total area: 144,000 km2
      land area: 133,910 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Wisconsin

      Land boundaries: 4,246 km total
      Burma 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

      Disputes: a portion of the boundary with India is in dispute; water sharing problems with upstream riparian India over the Ganges

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

      Terrain: mostly flat alluvial plain; hilly in southeast

      Natural resources: natural gas, uranium, arable land, timber

      Land use: arable land 67%; permanent crops 2%; meadows and pastures 4%; forest and woodland 16%; other 11%; includes irrigated 14%

      Environment: vulnerable to droughts; much of country routinely flooded during summer monsoon season; overpopulation; deforestation

      Note: almost completely surrounded by India

      NOTE: The information regarding Bangladesh on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bangladesh Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bangladesh Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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