Regions in Bangladesh
Bangladesh is a tiny nation divided into eight administrative zones:
Division of Dhaka
The capital city, jute, and rice paddies are all found here.
Division of Chittagong
Great hills, woods, and beaches make up the beautiful hinterland.
Division of Rajshahi
Silk, mangoes, and hundreds of ancient sites are among the island’s many attractions.
Division of Khulna
The Sundarbans are located in this tranquil, slow-paced region.
Division of Sylhet
Tea plantations abound, as are magnificent natural scenery.
Division of Barisal
Rivers, rice farms, and green abound in this area.
Division of Rangpur
Temples, culture, and a way of life in the country.
Division of Mymensingh
The largest university in South Asia, as well as culture, ethnic minority groups, and a rural lifestyle, are all worth seeing.
Cities in Bangladesh
Most of these cities are also the capital of the division of the same name:
- Dhaka – The frantic capital city, a tumultuous and wealthy metropolis with a population of approximately 12 million people that continues to expand every day.
- Chittagong – A thriving business hub and the country’s biggest international port
- Mymensingh – It is a historic city situated along the Brahmaputra River with a rich cultural and political history dating back over 200 years.
- Khulna – Located on the Rupsha River, this town is known for its shrimp and serves as a jumping off place for excursions to the Sundarbans.
- Rajshahi – The silk city
- Rangpur – Agriculture and commerce are important in this important metropolis in the northwestern United States.
- Barisal – A slow-paced and pleasant boat trip on the Rocket Steamer is the ideal way to get to this southern city known for paddy farming and numerous waterways.
- Sylhet – The biggest city in the northeast, renowned for the Sufi saint Hazrat Shahjalal’s shrine, one of the country’s most holy sites.
- Jessore – A tiny, unremarkable city known for Gur, a molasses-like confection made from date tree extract, and a probable transit stop to or from Calcutta.
Other destinations in Bangladesh
- Cox’s Bazar – The main beach resort in the country, full of bustling tourists from Bangladesh. It is the longest sea beach in the world with 112 km of sandy coastline.
- Bagerhat – An important historical center and site of several mosques, including the famous Shait Gumbad Masjid.
- Char Atra – A low lying island in the Ganges.
- Paharpur – Ruins of an ancient Buddhist vihara.
- Saint Martins Island – The only coral island in the country with friendly people, a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of coconuts.
- Sundarbans – The largest mangrove in the world, with lots of birds and some real elusive Bengal tigers.