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In case if you wanted to know more about Bangladesh…
Bangla (also known as Bengali), the national language of Bangladesh, is the fifth most frequently-spoken language in the world. Bangladesh became a country in 1971 when it declared its independence from Pakistan. Bangladesh used to be East Pakistan, or East Bengal. West Bengal is a state in India.
The word Bangladesh was coined around 1971 when the country was formed: it means land (desh) of the Bangla (Bengali people).
Bangladesh is bordered by two countries: India and Burma (Myanmar).
Bangladesh has its own 12-month calendar with six seasons.
Bangladesh is known for its production of the jute plant, whose fiber is made into carpets, rope and other products. Jute is known as the golden fibre in Bangladesh.
Every region of Bangladesh has its own dessert (mishti): if you are eating chum-chum, you’re in Tangail, if it’s Roshmallai you’re in Comilla.
In Dhaka, all of the autorickshaws and most of the taxis run on clean-burning natural gas (CNG) rather than diesel or petrol.
The Bengali people of Bangladeshi fought for the right to speak their own language in 1952, this event is now commemorated worldwide as International Mother Language Day.
The monsoon season in Bangladesh is generally from June to August. If you visit then, bring an umbrella.
Bangladesh lies on the Tropic of Cancer (23.5 degrees northern latitude). Other countries on this line include Mexico, the Bahamas, Eygpt, Saudi Arabia, India and China.
Bangladesh’s parliament building, an architectural landmark, was designed by an American architect, Louis Khan.
I’ve been using the Unicode based Bengali fonts of Ekushey for a long time, specially SolaimanLipi which I use almost everywhere. To make these fine fonts easily available on Ubuntu, I’ve made a package of all of them called ttf-ekushey. Users of Ubuntu derivatives such as Linux Mint can use this package too.
(Twelve for now, but whenever they releases a new font I’ll update my package too.) Continue reading…