Flag of Bangladesh

Flag of Bangladesh

The flag of Bangladesh was adopted on 17th January 1972 and it is very similar to the Japanese flag (except for the green background). Originally, a flag with a golden map of the country was used, however this design was abandoned for the reasons of simplification. Thus, the flag is made up of a green leaf with a red circle. However, the circle is not placed exactly in the center of the flag, but it is shifted slightly to the left, which creates an illusion that the circle is actually located in the middle when the flag is raised. The circle stands for the beginning of independence or for the sun rising over the Bay of Bengal. The green background symbolizes the local fertile landscape and also it is also a traditional color of Islam.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of India India New Delhi 1,241,610,000 3,287,260 km2
Flag of Myanmar Myanmar Naypyidaw 53,259,000 676,578 km2

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Main information

Country
Bangladesh
Capital city
Dhaka
Population
152,518,015 (2012)
Total area
143,998 km2
Formation
16. 12. 1971
Highest point
Mowdok (1,052 m)
GDP
$ 1,963 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
bangladeshi taka (BDT)
Code
BD (BGD)
Calling code
+880
Internet TLD
.bd

Country is member of

By continents
Asia

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Bangladéš (Dháka)
English
Bangladesh (Dhaka)
German
Bangladesch (Dhaka)
French
Bangladesh (Dacca)
Italian
Bangladesh (Dhaka)
Spanish
Bangladesh (Dacca)
Russian
Бангладеш (Дакка)
Slovak
Bangladéš (Dháka)
Polish
Bangladesz (Dhaka)
Portuguese
Bangladesh (Dhaka)
Chinese
孟加拉国 (达卡)
Japanese
バングラデシュ (ダッカ)
Turkish
Bangladeş (Dhaka)
Norwegian
Bangladesh (Dhaka)
Swedish
Bangladesh (Dhaka)
Hungarian
Banglades (Dakka)
Dutch
Bangladesh (Dhaka)
Danish
Bangladesh (Dhaka)
Finnish
Bangladesh (Dhaka)
Hebrew
בנגלדש (דאקה)

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