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Bangladesh - Land
Bangladesh - Land
Hello, friends. Welcome to Window On The World. I am glad to know that you are listening. Today as we continue our tour of countries around the world, we head to the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is located in South Asia. It is bordered by India on the west, north, and east, and Myanmar on the southeast. The Bay of Bengal is to the south. The capital is Dhaka.
Most of the country is very flat. The broad river delta formed by the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers bring Bangladesh water and gives very rich fertile soil. Often though, these flood waters bring suffering to the nation's people when the rains begin. The county's only hilly region is the Chittagong Hill Tracts, which lie in the narrow southeastern panhandle. Mowdok Mual, the country's highest point which is 1,003 meters, is found on the border with Myanmar.
Bangladesh has a tropical monsoon climate. Most rainfall occurs during the summer monsoon period, which lasts from late May to mid-October. April is the hottest month, averaging about 28C. The coldest month is January, with an average temperature of 18C. The average rainfall ranges from about 1,400 millimeters along the country's east central border, to more than 5,080 millimeters in the far northeast. Besides the expected monsoon-type rainfall, Bangladesh often has devastating cyclones. A cyclone is a storm that brings strong circling winds and rain. Bangladesh can have cyclones during April and May, and again from September to November.
Next week we'll learn about the people of Bangladesh. It is time to close our Window On The World for now. I hope you will tune in next week to learn more about Bangladesh. Goodbye, friends.