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By Charles F. Gritzner

Bangladesh, situated in south-central Asia, is the main densely populated state on the earth. referred to as Bengal ahead of the British-led partition of India in 1947, Bangladesh fell lower than keep an eye on of Pakistan. It was once henceforth known as East Pakistan till 1971, whilst it completed independence, thank you mostly to assist from India. Bangladesh's panorama is ruled by means of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers and sometimes stories colossal floods throughout the monsoon season simply because lots of the kingdom is at or close to sea point. ''Bangladesh'' bargains a wealth of functional details for these trying to examine extra approximately this country's wealthy background and dramatic weather.

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Worldwide, women typically outlive men by about five years. This difference can be explained by a very high maternal death rate, the rate of women dying when giving birth. Because of widespread poverty, sanitation is poor, and health- and medical care are scarce and financially out of reach for much of the population. Malaria, typhoid, and intestinal diseases are just some of the illnesses that take a tremendous toll each year. A country’s age structure is also important. It tells us something about patterns and trends.

He also is considered the father of the Gupta monetary system, which consisted of gold coins named Dinera, like the Roman coins after which they were modeled. Samudragupta strongly supported cultural work in the arts, religion, language, and literature. Even though he was a Hindu who worshipped Vishnu, Samudragupta was very tolerant of other religions such as Buddhism. Because of this tolerance, during the Gupta era, Buddhism reached its zenith in India. D. 413. It was during the reign of the second Chandragupta that India reached the peak of its wealth and opulence.

In fact, Bangladesh is home to the world’s fourth-largest Muslim population. Only Indonesia, Pakistan, and (surprisingly, perhaps) India have more people who adhere to the 61 051-063_MWN-BANG_05 62 1/26/07 3:45 PM Page 62 Bangladesh Muslim religion. Most Bangladeshis are Sunni Muslims, the denomination to which some 85 to 95 percent of the followers of the Islamic faith worldwide belong. Most Bangladeshis are devout in their beliefs and followings as established in the holy book, the Qur’an (Koran).

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