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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Bangladesh

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BANGLADESH
BANGLADESH

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Bangladesh - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

880

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

BD

Internet country code

BD

GRC Country Code

BAN

Bangladesh - Date formats

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   dd/mm/yyyy
   dd-mm-yyyy

Bangladesh - Languages

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Language map External

The official language is Bengali External, with 100 000 000 speakers. 34 other languages are spoken. The most widespread of these are: Burmese External (231 000 speakers); Chakma External (260 577 speakers) and Sylhetti External (5 000 000 speakers).

Bangladesh - Personal names

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Bengalis often have two given names: an official name (bhalo nam), used on official documents; and a calling name (dak nam), used for everyday interaction. These names may not be related to each other. The dak nam may also be shortened into a nick name. Some people use both their bhalo nam and dak nam together in a single string, in the order bhalo nam family name dak nam.

Many Bangladeshis use traditional Muslim names. Hindu, Christian and Buddhist names also exist.

Bangladesh - Example address format

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Address formats in Bangladesh can be quite diverse. Buildings and streets may be numbered instead of named. The street address may be followed by a district name or post office name. Here are some examples:

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Bangladesh - Post office box

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The string “PO Box” or “GPO Box” is used in Bangladesh, like this:

   GPO Box No. 123
   Dhaka-1000
   PO Box-270
   Chittagong

Bangladesh - Postal codes

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Bangladeshi postal codes consist of a block of 4 digits. The first two digits refer to the main post office in the district headquarters; the second two digits refer to the sub-post office.

The first digit cannot be 0.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Bangladesh - Postal code format graphic

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Bangladesh - Postal code format

Bangladesh - Postal code specifics

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Bangladesh - Postal code regular expression

\A([1-9]\d{3,3})\Z

Bangladesh - Postal code level of coverage

2

Place names in Bangladesh

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Refer to Exonyms in Bangladesh for full lists of place names in Bangladesh in other languages.

Bangladesh - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

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Bangladesh has 8 divisions External (bibhag), which are not used in addresses:

    Barisal External
    Chittagong External
    Dhaka External
    Khulna External
    Mymensingh External
    Rajshahi External
    Rangpur External
    Sylhet External

These are further split into 64 districts and 464 sub-districts (thanas), 4500 unions (comprising several villages) and 68000 villages.

Telephone numbers in Bangladesh

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Bangladeshi numbers, when called from abroad, have 10 digits. Mobile numbers commence with 11 or 13-19.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

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