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Bangladesh, to the east of India on the Bay of Bengal, is a South Asian country marked by lush greenery and many waterways. Its Padma (Ganges), Meghna and Jamuna rivers create fertile plains, and travel by boat is common. On the southern coast, the Sundarbans, an enormous mangrove forest shared with Eastern India, is home to the royal Bengal tiger. Bangladesh news reveals that it is the eighth-most populous country in the world, with a population exceeding 161 million people. In terms of land mass, Bangladesh news also reveals that the Bangladesh ranks 92nd, spanning 147,570 square kilometers (56,980 sq mi), making



it one of the most densely-populated countries in the world. Bangladesh shares land borders with India to the west, north, and east, Myanmar to the southeast, and the Bay of Bengal to the south. It is narrowly separated from Nepal and Bhutan by India's Siliguri Corridor, and from China by the Indian state of Sikkim, in the north, respectively. Bangladesh news says that Dhaka, the capital and largest city, is the nation's economic, political and cultural hub. Chittagong, the largest sea port, is the second largest city. Bangladesh news also highlights that Packed with rickshaws and mosques, Dhaka, the densely populated capital, is home to the imposing 19th-century Ahsan Manzil (or “Pink Palace”), a former royal residence. To the north, the city of Sylhet, surrounded by tea plantations and forests, has a shrine to Sufi saint Hazrat Shah Jalal. Near Paharpur are the ruins of a vast 8th-century Buddhist monastery, Somapura Mahavihara, and the 18th-century terra-cotta Kantaji Hindu temple. The southeastern Chittagong Hill Tracts offer scenic hikes through jungles and past waterfalls. On the coast, the long beach of Cox’s Bazar is a popular surfing spot. Bangladesh news says that the most visitors to Bangladesh come Feb–May. The subtropical monsoon climate has 3 seasons: warm and mild Sep–Mar, hot and humid Apr–Aug, and rainy monsoon season from Jun–Oct. Key events and holidays include Ramadan (dates vary) and the Durga Puja Hindu festival (Sep or Oct).