Category Archives: Asia

In general terms, Asia is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean, and on the north by the Arctic Ocean. Asia’s size and position makes it the only continent that borders two other continents, Europe and Africa. The Asian continent has been the birthplace and cradle of the world’s most prominent religions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and many others. The geographic term “Asia” was originally used by ancient Greeks to describe the civilizations east of their empire. Asia has both the highest and the lowest points on the surface of Earth, has the longest coastline of any continent. Asia’s ambitious civilization’s ultimately gave rise to some of the world’s most revolutionary ideas and important technology. According to COUNTRYAAH, there are 48 countries in Asia.

Conflicts in Thailand Part III

Pressure on the rebels In 2007, the government launched a major offensive aimed at carrying out mass arrests of suspects in the conflict area. Nearly 2,000 people were arrested in two months and the criticism was sharp from human rights organizations. The Thai government is accused, among other things, of various forms of torture in… Read More »

Conflicts in Thailand Part II

The red and yellow shirts During the years 2008 to 2010, Thailand was hit by several revolutionary political crises that degenerated into violent protests, concentrated in the capital Bangkok. In August 2008, large parts of Bangkok, including the airport, were besieged by yellow-clad protesters. The protesters managed to force new elections, which were won by… Read More »

Conflicts in Thailand Part I

For many, Thailand is the definition of paradise with sandy beaches, turquoise waters and hospitable people. What does not fit in that description are the political problems that in recent years have led to extensive demonstrations in Bangkok, as well as the armed conflict that is going on in the southern parts of the country… Read More »

Armenia Overview

Animals and Plants What is growing in Armenia? Armenia is a mountainous and rather dry country. In many areas it is quite barren. Only about 8 percent of the country’s area is covered by trees or bushes. The plants that grow here have adapted to the drought. Many have thorns. Artemisia plants such as wormwood… Read More »

Azerbaijan Overview

Typical Azerbaijan Nouruz Nouruz is celebrated on March 20th or 21st. It is the New Year and Spring Festival. Nouruz literally means “New Day”. The origin of the festival is very old. It is also celebrated in other countries such as Iran. Customs include small fires in the days before Nouruz, which children jump over,… Read More »

Refugees towards Bangladesh

Bangladesh Society Proportion of literate adults: 72.9% (2017) Major religions: Islam 89%, Hinduism 10% Urban population: 36.6% (2018) Life expectancy (female / male): 75.9 years / 71.5 years (estimated, 2018) Gender Inequality Index: Rank 134 (out of 160) (2017) Number of births: 2.15 / woman (2018) Infant mortality: 30.5 / 1000 live births (2018) Care… Read More »

Bangladesh Achievements

Bangladesh Economy Estimated gross domestic product: $ 286 billion (2019) Per capita income (purchasing power parity): 4,561 USD (2018) Human Development Rank (HDI): Rank 135 (of 189) (2018) Proportion of poverty (national poverty line): 21.8% (2018, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics) Distribution of income (Gini coefficient): 39.5 (2018) Economic Transformation Index (BTI): Rank 64 (of 129)… Read More »

Bangladesh Physiography

Meghna in Borisal The Bangladeshi part of the Joint River Commission in Bangladesh has over 400 rivers in total. These include 54 rivers that flow mostly from India to Bangladesh and three rivers that come from Myanmar. The rivers Ganges / Padma and Brahmaputra / Yamuna are counted among the ten largest rivers on earth,… Read More »

Economic Sectors in Bangladesh

According to the International Monetary Fund (abbr.: IMF), the Bangladeshi economy recorded growth, that is, growth of the gross domestic product, of 7.4% in 2019. It was ranked fourth among the fastest growing economies in the world in 2019. This high economic growth resulted from increasing industrial production and a structural change in the composition… Read More »

Bangladesh Transportation

The rickshaw in all its versions is the dominant means of transport Cities and Urbanization View of the poor settlement Karail These pipes pump sand into some of the lower-lying New overpass to the Hatirjheel district Approximately 36.6% of the population of Bangladesh live in cities. The four largest metropolitan areas are the capital Dhaka… Read More »

Bangladesh Education and Religion

Schoolgirls in front of one of their school buildings in rural areas – here in the Khulna division The education system in Bangladesh is based on the British education system in terms of levels and types of school. In Bangladesh, primary school is compulsory. This means that all children between the ages of 6 and… Read More »

Bangladesh Geography

The climate, relief and soil in Bangladesh create ideal growth conditions for many crops and tropical wet and monsoon forests. Information on the forested area varies. 10.2-17% and others are given as forested in the total land area. The natural vegetation has been largely reduced with the expansion of humans. Indications that exist in the… Read More »

Bangladesh Remissen

According to thesciencetutor, Bangladesh is part of the South Asia sub-region (transliterated: Dakṣiṇ Eśiẏā). This also includes the countries Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Depending on the organization in question, other countries bordering the aforementioned countries are also included in South Asia. In particular with its direct neighbors or its neighboring… Read More »

Bangladesh History

Bangladesh History The areas of present-day Bangladesh have been part of a number of historical lands over time. All historical forms of government and former residents left traces, which are sometimes also visible today and which contributed to the shape of today’s Bangladesh and its residents. Specifically, ‘Bangladesh’ has existed as a country under this… Read More »

Bangladesh Elections

Marking of voters with special ink The last parliamentary elections were held in Bangladesh on December 30, 2018. They were officially the 21st general election (transliterated: ekādaś jātīẏa saṃsad nirbācan) in the country. The date had previously been postponed several times for various reasons, but had to take place until the end of 2018 due… Read More »

Bangladesh Politics

Poster to celebrate 41 years of independence Government poster against opposition activities Poster praising Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the peace treaty in the Chittagong Hill Tracts As a country located in southern Asia according to themakeupexplorer, Bangladesh’s official name is the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (transliterated: Gaṇaprajātantrī Bāṃlādeś) and its system of government has… Read More »

Bangladesh Structures of Political and Social Influence

The political power center in Bangladesh (transliterated: pradhānꞋmantrī) is the executive branch and especially the cabinet (transliterated: mantrisabhā) chaired by the prime minister. It is customary for the party leader of the strongest party to be appointed prime minister by the president and tasked with forming a government. Since 1991 the prime minister has been… Read More »

Bangladesh History 1947 to 1971

While the trials of some war criminals were taking place From 1947 to 1971, as a country located in southern Asia according to smartercomputing, Bangladesh was the eastern part of Pakistan and at that time was called East Pakistan (transliterated: Pūrba Pākistān). What was then East Pakistan broke away from this connection in the course… Read More »

Bangladesh Human Rights

Overview Violent assaults against ethnic minorities, unpunished rape of women, thousands of suffering suffered by child laborers, some of whom have had to live hard and short lives in bondage, or extrajudicial executions are just a few examples of human rights violations that have been committed regardless of the political regime since the country’s independence… Read More »

SARS-CoV-2 in Bangladesh

As a measure against SARS-CoV-2, bleach is diluted in some areas and sprayed with water – here in Dhaka SARS-CoV-2 in Bangladesh and how to deal with it On March 9, 2020, according to Bangladeshi newspapers, the first three cases to have SARS-CoV-2 infections confirmed in Bangladesh officially. Before that, the spread and further developments… Read More »

Bangladesh’s Foreign Policy

Bangladesh’s foreign policy is particularly focused on South Asia. Due to its geographic location and size of the country, among other things, it is a priority of Bangladeshi politics to achieve good political, economic and development cooperation. In constitution is noted “friendship to all and malice to none”. Bangladesh has not been involved in any… Read More »

Bangladesh Agriculture and Mining

Agriculture In terms of the number of people employed in agriculture, the agricultural sector is the largest employer of all economic sectors. There the number of employees is almost half of the total population of the country. In terms of financial income, on the other hand, the agricultural sector is the one that generates the… Read More »

Bangladesh Development and Development policy

Members of an organization of Santal women write down ideas for diversifying their income opportunities Members of an organization of Santal women discuss ideas for diversifying their income opportunities. Looking at the changes in Bangladesh since 1971 on the basis of a relatively simple definition of ‘ development ‘, which rather describes a ‘modernization’ in… Read More »

Bangladesh Culture

The demarcation of the international border between the newly independent countries India and Pakistan in 1947 through a formerly connected social space led, among other things, to the fact that the city of Calcutta as the comparatively more important cultural center of the delta region was now in a different country. Many artists, musicians and… Read More »

Bangladesh Social Structure

The rural life in Bangladesh is for very few idyllic The population that is resident in Bangladesh today is made up of different ethnic groups. The largest group are the Bengali. When speaking of the ‘Bengali’ as a group in general, someone is meant whose linguistic, family, or genetic and cultural background lies in the… Read More »

Bangladesh Higher Education

On the grounds of Jahangirnagar University The institutions of the tertiary education sector in Bangladesh include tertiary colleges and universities as well as a large number of technical institutes and training centers that offer special courses for further education or complete training. The University Grants Commission of Bangladesh lists a total of 153 universities for… Read More »

Health and Healthcare in Bangladesh

Sports activities in one of the public parks Working without protective clothing on one of the new Flyover Bangladesh is a country located in southern Asia according to mysteryaround. Many people in Bangladesh are permanently exposed to high health risks. These can come from air pollution from exhaust gases from road traffic, industry or waste… Read More »

Languages in Bangladesh

The monument to the martyrs of the language movement In Article 3, the Bangladeshi constitution only names Bengali as a language, which is one of the eastern Indo-Aryan languages and thus belongs to the Indo-European or Indo-European language family. According to a 2011 census, Bengali is also the most widely spoken first language in the… Read More »

Bangladesh Travel and Transportation

One of the suburbs and transshipment points of Dhaka Landmarks are scattered across the country. Examples are: ancient sites: ruins of Buddhist temples in Nilphamari and Paharpur; Ruins of the Pala dynasty; the ancient capital of Sonargaon more natural sights: tea gardens in the northeast of the country; Mangrove forests of Sundarbans in the southwest,… Read More »

Bangladesh Everyday Life

Bangladesh Everyday life Currency: Bangladeshi taka (abbr.: BDT) Exchange rate: 99.7 BDT / 1 € (August 2020) Time zone: UTC + 6 Country code (phone): +880 Climate of the capital Dhaka: subtropical Formalities and entry Bangladesh is a country located in southern Asia according to localtimezone. For a visa for Bangladesh, regardless of type, several… Read More »