Bangladesh

Find out a little about Bangladesh and enjoy our collection of printable flags, which come in all shapes and sizes and guises!

Rickshaws in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rickshaws in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Learn about Bangladesh

Geography:

  • The People's Republic of Bangladesh is situated in South Asia on the fertile Bengal delta, and the name "Bangladesh" means "country of Bengal" in the Bengali language.
  • During the wet season, between May and September, melting snow runs down from the Himalayas and covers the heavily populated flood plain. In extreme years, such as 2007, floods caused major damage to building and loss of life. The region is also prone to cyclones and famine is a major issue.
  • Dhaka, the capital city, is a sprawling city of 12 million people, located in the centre of the country on the Ghanges river delta. The city transport benefits from hundreds of thousands of rickshaws which provide employment and a pollution free way to travel.
  • Bangladesh is a major exporter of jute and textiles.

History:

  • Modern Bangladesh is part of an ancient land whose destiny was shaped when Sufi Muslims invaded in 1200 AD, converting many people to Islam. By the 16th century the region was part of the huge Mughal Empire, which included most of India and Pakistan.
  • The area was opened up to trade, attracting first the Portuguese and then the British East India Company, and became part of the British Empire.
  • In 1947, when the region gained independence from Britain, two countries were formed: India (mainly Hindu) and Pakistan (mainly Muslim). Pakistan had two regions, the Urdu-speaking Punjam in the West and the Bengali-speakers in the East.
  • What we now know as Bangladesh came into being in 1971 after a bloody war, when the country split from West Pakistan.

More Interesting Facts about Bangladesh

  • The national sport is kabaddi, a game based on wrestling, which is popular all over South Asia.
  • The Royal Bengal Tiger is the national animal of Bangladesh. Tigers are very endangered as human settlement threatens their habitat.
  • The doyel is the national bird and features on banknotes and the Doyel Chatwar statue in Dhaka.
  • Amongst famous citizens is the international designer Bibi Russell, former top fashion model, whose foundation 'Fashion for Development and Positive Bangladesh' strives to promote the product and welfare of textile workers.
  • Bangladeshi chefs have set up restaurants around the world featuring, spicy curries. Locals enjoy eating hilsa fish, which is widely available.

About the Bangladesh Flag

Bangladesh flag

The National flag of Bangladesh was formally adopted in 1972. The red disk represents the sun rising over Bengal and also the blood of all the people who died in the struggle for Bangladeshi independence. The green ‘field’ stands for the lush, beautiful land of Bangladesh. The red disk isn’t exactly in the middle of the flag; it is in fact slightly offset, so that it appears in the middle when the flag is fully raised.


Our Bangladesh Resources

A Day in Bangladesh Diary

A Day in Bangladesh Diary

A day in Bangladesh might be very different from a day in your own life. Can you research what it might be like and write a diary entry on this worksheet?

Bangladesh Compare and Contrast Worksheet

Bangladesh Compare and Contrast Worksheet

Use this worksheet to compare your own life with a child growing up in Bangladesh. Do some research into the food a child might eat in Bangladesh, the games they might play, their education and anything else you can think of...

Bangladesh Fact Worksheet

Bangladesh Fact Worksheet

This fact-finding worksheet will help your children find out some information about Bangladesh and is a useful way to start your studies, and compare countries around the world.

Bangladesh Facts Poster

Bangladesh Facts Poster

Our country facts posters are great for displaying in the classroom, and don't use too much ink to print! This one is for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Factsheet

Bangladesh Factsheet

This one-page factsheet is a quick way to learn some useful information about Bangladesh! It's also great for project books and displays. 

Bangladesh Location Worksheet

Bangladesh Location Worksheet

There are two versions of this Bangladesh location worksheet. The first is guided, and the second is blank and a bit trickier!

Bangladesh National Emblem Worksheet

Bangladesh National Emblem Worksheet

The national emblem of Bangladesh is very eye-catching, but can find out when it was adopted and what the different parts all symbolise? For an extra challenge, try our second worksheet which asks you to design your own emblem for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Picture Gallery

Bangladesh Picture Gallery

This Bangladesh picture gallery will look lovely displayed on a wall once you've drawn pictures inside all of the frames.

Bangladesh Postcard 1

Bangladesh Postcard 1

Ask the kids to use their imagination to pretend they are visiting Bangladesh and writing this postcard to send back home.

Bangladesh Postcard 2

Bangladesh Postcard 2

Help the kids to learn about different countries around the world with our fun postcard templates. Can the kids imagine they are visiting Bangladesh and write a postcard to a friend back home, and draw a picture on the blank side?

Bangladesh Poster 1

Bangladesh Poster 1

Print this scenic poster of Bangladesh to use in displays (use borderless printer settings for the best results).

Bangladesh Poster 2

Bangladesh Poster 2

Our country map outline posters are easy to print and don't use much ink, so you can print off as many as you like for different countries to make a display. This poster is for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Story Paper

Bangladesh Story Paper

The photograph on this Bangladesh story paper is bound to inspire some creative writing! Choose from one of two versions below: lined, or with handwriting lines.

Bangladesh Study Pack

Bangladesh Study Pack

We've aimed our country study packs at children aged 7-11, but they can be easily adapted for all ages to enjoy by substituting some of the pages with other from the Activity Village website.

Bangladesh Tourist Leaflet

Bangladesh Tourist Leaflet

Fold along the dotted lines to make a 3-fold leaflet, then fill with lots of information for tourists visiting Bangladesh!

Bangladesh Travel Brochure Worksheet

Bangladesh Travel Brochure Worksheet

Bangladesh is famous for tigers, but there are a lot of other things to see and do there. Can the children write an eye-catching travel brochure encouraging tourists to visit?

Bangladesh Word Search

Bangladesh Word Search

Search for the words about Bangladesh in this tricky word search puzzle that you can print out for the kids to enjoy.

Bangladesh Worksheet

Bangladesh Worksheet

This Bangladesh worksheet provides a place for storing your research on Bangladesh. Why not build up a collection of different countries!

Climate Of Bangladesh Worksheet

Climate Of Bangladesh Worksheet

The climate in Bangladesh might be quite different from where you live - can you find out about the weather there, then present it in the weather app template provided on this worksheet?

Culture In Bangladesh Worksheet

Culture In Bangladesh Worksheet

This fun 'Culture in Bangladesh' worksheet asks the kids to find out about the traditional costume, arts, sports and pastimes and holidays/festivals of Bangladesh.

Food From Bangladesh Worksheet

Food From Bangladesh Worksheet

Can the children do a little research about the food grown and eaten in Bangladesh, and write about it on this worksheet? We've also included a plate so they can draw a typical meal!

Introduction to Bangladesh

Introduction to Bangladesh

Learn a little about the country of Bangladesh with this fun 2-page introduction! You can use it alongside some of our Bangladesh activities too...

Packing For Bangladesh Worksheet

Packing For Bangladesh Worksheet

What would you need to take if you were staying in Bangladesh for the week? Draw or write a list in the suitcase, remembering to take into account any dangers or risks, and the climate and activities you might be doing.

Wildlife Of Bangladesh Worksheet

Wildlife Of Bangladesh Worksheet

Bangladesh is home to some very exotic wildlife, and is famous for one type of animal in particular (the clue is on this worksheet)! We've plenty of space to draw, write and cut and stick pictures of lots of plants and animals from Bangladesh on this worksheet...

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