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Dhaka

Dhaka
ঢাকা
Dacca
Capital Megacity
Greater Dhaka Area
1. National Parliament 2. Motijheel commercial area 3. Rose Garden 4. Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque 5. Ramna 6. Supreme Court of Bangladesh 7. RAJUK Bhaban 8. Steamers and ferries on the Sadarghat, Dhaka Riverfront
Nickname(s): Rickshaw Capital of the World
Venice of the East
City of Mosques
Dhaka in Bangladesh
Dhaka in Bangladesh
Dhaka is located in Asia
Dhaka
Dhaka
Location of Dhaka in Asia
Coordinates: 23°42′N 90°22′E / 23.700°N 90.367°E / 23.700; 90.367Coordinates: 23°42′N 90°22′E / 23.700°N 90.367°E / 23.700; 90.367
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Dhaka District
Establishment 1608 CE
Granted city status 1947
Government
 • Type City District
 • Body DNCC & DSCC
 • DNCC Mayor Annisul Huq
 • DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon
Area (2011)
 • Capital Megacity 302.92 km2 (116.96 sq mi)
 • Land 279.43 km2 (107.89 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13.12 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Capital Megacity Increase14,543,124
 • Density 23,010/km2 (59,595/sq mi)
 • Metro 18,898,000
 • Literacy rate 74.6%
Demonym(s) Dhakaiya;
Dhakaite
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 1000, 1100, 12xx
National calling code +880
Calling code 02 [For Dhaka city only]
GDP nominal (2014) Increase$37 billion
ISO 3166-2 BD-13
Website Dhaka North City Corporation
Dhaka South City Corporation

Dhaka (Bengali: ঢাকা, pronounced: [ɖʱaka]; English /dɑːkɑː/ DAH-kah, /dɑːkə/ DAH-kuh, or /dækə/ DACK-uh) is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. It is one of the world's most populated cities, with a population of 17 million people in the Greater Dhaka Area. It is also 3rd densely populated city in the world. Located in an eponymous district and division, it lies along the east bank of the Buriganga River in the heart of the Bengal delta. The city is a microcosm of the entire country, with diverse religious and ethnic communities. Dhaka is the economic, cultural and political centre of Bangladesh. Its name was romanised as Dacca until the current spelling was adopted in 1983. It is the largest city in the Bengal region. It is also a major city of South Asia and among the OIC states.


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