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Country Snapshot | Bangladesh
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Date of Independence: 26 March 1971

Date of Admission to the United Nations: 17 September 1974

Geographical Size: 1,47,570 sq km (land: 1,33,910 sq km, water: 10,090 sq km)

Population: 159,453,001 (July 2018)

Ethnic Make-up:

 Bangalees 98%

 Others 2%

Religious Mix:

 Muslim 86.6%

 Hindus 12.1%

 Buddhist 0.6%

 Christian 0.4%

 Others 0.3%

Form of Government:

Parliamentary system of government where the President assumes the position of the Head of the State, while the Prime Minister acts as the Head of the Executive.

System of Law: Common Law

Cite this page
“Country Snapshot | Bangladesh”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_3005>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922

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