🇧🇩 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.

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Main information

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Country Bangladesh
Capital city Dhaka
Continent Asia
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

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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)