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Bangladesh

Capital :Dhaka

Land Area : 144,000 sq km

Head of Government :Prime Minister Ms. Begum Khaleda ZIA (since 10 October 2001)

Population :144,319,628 (July 2005 est.)

Major Languages :Bengali, English

Major Religion(s) : Muslim 83%, Hindu 16%, other 1% (1998)

Date of Joining : 1972

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Articles in CHRI Newsletter:

  • Bangladesh Burns, Zafar Sobhan, Assistant Editor, The Daily Star, Bangladesh, CHRI Newsletter, Volume 11, Number 4, Winter 2004.

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