-Heavy snow in Himalayas
-Monsoonal rain June-October cause floods
-Coastal area open to destructive cyclones
People in Bangladesh mostly follow the Muslim religion. The next most popular religion is Hindu.
The crops grown are rice,jute,sugarcane and tea. Workers get low wages. Women and girls work in the factories making clothes.
It is becoming easier for boys and girls to go to school and get an education. Bangladesh needs more trained teachers. It used to been more important to educate boys. Bangladesh faces the challenge of teaching adults to read and write.
Unhealthy living conditions in Bangladesh lead to diseases e.g. Cholera, and many children die from diarrhoea, airway infections and measles. The government is trying to make basic health in Bangladesh better. 30% of the people of Bangladesh don't get enough food.
The soil that builds up as a result of the monsoonal rain doesn't let the flood waters clear, leading to more flooding. There is a naturally occurring arsenic contamination of water that is used for cooking, dishwashing and bathing.
Bangladesh's natural resources include:
- natural gas
- farming land