গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ দক্ষিণ এশিয়ার একটি রাষ্ট্র। দেশটির উত্তর, পূর্ব ও পশ্চিম সীমানায় ভারত ও দক্ষিণ-পূর্ব সীমানায় মায়ানমার; দক্ষিণে বঙ্গোপসাগর। বাংলাদেশ ও ভারতীয় অঙ্গরাজ্য পশ্চিমবঙ্গ একত্রে একটি বাংলাভাষী অঞ্চল গঠন করেছে, যার ঐতিহাসিক নাম “বঙ্গ” বা “বাংলা”।
The People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia and converges with South-east Asia. It is surrounded by ► India on all sides except for a small border with ► Myanmar to the far southeast and the Bay of Bengal to the south. Together with the Indian state of West Bengal, it makes up the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal. The name Bangladesh means "Country of Bengal".
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Bangladesh, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Bangladesh.
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
Hindustan in 1812 by Arrowsmith and Lewis
Map of Bengal 1893
Map of Eastern Bengal and Assam 1907
Languages of Bangladesh
Languages of South Asia
The Bengali language
Satellite image of Bangladesh in October 2001
Notes and references
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