By: Annie Truong


Evidence shows that people have been living in Bangladesh for over 10,000 years. Bangladesh was ruled by multiple dynasties from 300 B.C.E. to the 16th century. The 16th century was also when the Europeans started to arrive. After much conflict with India and Pakistan, Bangladesh gained its independence in 1971.

Facts about Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh is located in South Asia
  • Its capital is Dhaka
  • Has a population of about 164 million people
  • Bangladesh is slightly smaller than Iowa
  • Many people in Bangladesh can speak Bengali or English