Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bangladesh, Geogrphy

Bangladesh is low-lying country located in south Asia on the north side of Bay of Bengal.It has tropical monsoon climate formed by a delta plain at the confluence of the Ganges (Padma), Brahmaputra (Jamuna) and meghnarivers and their tributaries. Bangladesh'Alluvial soil is highly fertile, but vulnerable to flood and draught. It has a trpical monsoon climate chacterised by heavy rainfall.Natural disasters are frequent to them. A cyclone in 1991, killed 136,-000 lives and anothyer in 2007, nov. affected Khulna about half of the Sunderbans.
Roughly 80 % of the landmass is made up of fertile alluvial lowland called the Bangladesh plain. about 10,000 sq. kil. of the total area of bangladesh is covered with water.
About 67 % of the nonurban land is arable.The country produces large quantity of timber, bamboo, sugarcane etc.
Heavy rainfall is characteristic Bangladesh causing flood.