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Location
Bangladesh is located in central Asia bordering India to the north, west and east. To the southeast borders Myanmar (Burma). During World War II, present day Bangladesh was known the "Bengal Region" was part of India.

Postwar
During 1947 when India was partitioned, the Bengal region became known as "East Pakistan" and was partitioned along religious lines, with the western part going to India and the eastern part with a Muslim majority going to the newly formed nation of Pakistan as a province called East Bengal (later renamed East Pakistan).

Today
After the Bangladesh Liberation War ended with a decisive victory on December 16, 1971 over Pakistan the nation gained independence. Today, Bangladesh borders India on all sides except for a small border with Burma (Myanmar) to the southeast and the Bay of Bengal to the south.

Dhaka (Dacca)
Capital of Bangladesh along the the Buriganga River.

Chittagong
Chittagong is located in the Chittagong Division, bordering the Bay of Bengal

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May 22, 2017

 

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