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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Table of Contents

Bangladesh - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



165 158 616 (2022) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Bangladesh - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 27th March 2021

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Bangladesh - Date and time formats



Bangladesh - Languages


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


   Note: This section last updated 3rd January 2016

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


   Note: This section last updated 23rd June 2016

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:





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

Bangladesh - Post office box


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

   GPO Box No. 123
   PO Box-270

Bangladesh - Postal codes


   Note: This section last updated 11th May 2020

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. Please refer to the administrative districts section for a table of postal codes per district (zila). Though postal code tables show some small discrepancies to this pattern, evidence suggests that these are typos and that the first two digits indicating district is largely true.

The first digit cannot be 0. There are also no postal codes commencing 25-29, 48-49, 60-61, 68-69, 88-89 or 95-99.

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

Bangladesh - Postal code format graphic


Bangladesh - Postal code format

Bangladesh - Postal code specifics

Bangladesh - Postal code regular expression


Bangladesh - Postal code level of coverage


Bangladesh - Postal code map


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Place names in Bangladesh


   Note: This section last updated 8th November 2014

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

Bangladesh - Administrative districts


   Note: This section last updated 11th May 2020

Bangladesh has 8 divisions (bibhag,বিভাগ), which are not used in addresses. These are further split into 64 districts (zila, জেলা) and 464 sub-districts (upazila, উপজেলা), 4500 unions (comprising several villages) and 68000 villages.

Division (bibhag) District (zila) Postal code range
Barishal (বরিশাল) External Barguna, বরগুনা 87
  Barishal, বরিশাল 82
  Bhola, ভোলা 83
  Jhalokati, ঝালকাঠি 84
  Patuakhali, পটুয়াখালি 86
  Pirojpur, পিরোজপুর 85
Chattogram (চট্টগ্রাম, Chittagong) External Bandarban, বান্দরবান 46
  Brahmanbaria, ব্রাহ্মণবাড়িয়া 34
  Chandpur, চাঁদপুর 36
  Chattogram (Chittagong), চট্টগ্রাম 40-43
  Cumilla, কুমিল্লা 35
  Cox’s Bazar, কক্সবাজার 47
  Feni, ফেনী 39
  Khagrachhari, খাগড়াছড়ি 44
  Lakshmipur, লক্ষ্মীপুর 37
  Noakhali, নোয়াখালি 38
  Rangamati, রাঙ্গামাটি 45
Dhaka (ঢাকা) External Dhaka, ঢাকা 10-13
  Faridpur, ফরিদপুর 78
  Gazipur, গাজীপুর 17
  Gopalganj, গোপালগঞ্জ 81
  Kishoreganj, কিশোরগঞ্জ 23
  Madaripur, মাদারিপুর 79
  Manikganj, মানিকগঞ্জ 18
  Munshiganj, মুন্সিগঞ্জ 15
  Narayanganj, নারায়ণগঞ্জ 14
  Narsingdi, নরসিংদি 16
  Rajbari, রাজবাড়ি 77
  Shariatpur, শরিয়তপুর 80
  Tangail, টাঙ্গাইল 19
Khulna (খুলনা) External Bagerhat, বাগেরহাট 93
  Chuadanga, চুয়াডাঙ্গা 72
  Jashore, যশোর 74
  Jhenaidah, ঝিনাইদহ 73
  Khulna, খুলনা 90-92
  Kushtia, কুষ্টিয়া 70
  Magura, মাগুরা 76
  Meherpur, মেহেরপুর 71
  Narail, নড়াইল 75
  Satkhira, সাতক্ষীরা 94
Mymensingh (ময়মনসিংহ) External Jamalpur, জামালপুর 20
  Mymensingh, ময়মনসিংহ 22
  Netrokona, নেত্রকোনা 24
  Sherpur, শেরপুর 21
Rajshahi (রাজশাহী) External Bogura, বগুড়া 58
  Joypurhat, জয়পুরহাট 59
  Naogaon, নওগাঁ 65
  Natore, নাটোর 64
  Chapainawabganj, চাঁপাইনবাবগঞ্জ 63
  Pabna, পাবনা 66
  Rajshahi, রাজশাহী 62
  Sirajganj, সিরাজগঞ্জ 67
Rangpur (রংপুর) External Dinajpur, সিরাজগঞ্জ 52
  Gaibandha, গাইবান্ধা 57
  Kurigram, কুড়িগ্রাম 56
  Lalmonirhat, লালমনিরহাট 55
  Nilphamari, নীলফামারি 53
  Panchagarh, পঞ্চগড় 50
  Rangpur, রংপুর 54
  Thakurgaon, ঠাকুরগাঁও 51
Sylhet (সিলেট) External Habiganj, হবিগঞ্জ 33
  Moulvibazar, মৌলভীবাজার 32
  Sunamganj, সুনামগঞ্জ 30
  Sylhet, সিলেট 31

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Bangladesh


   Note: This section last updated 12th January 2014

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 

Properties with value Bangladesh


  1. ^ citypopulation.de/en/bangladesh/div/admin/ External 20230114

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