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Bangladesh

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Sponsors have helped Bangladeshi children since 2003, when Compassion teamed up with churches in Bangladesh.

Where in the World?

southern Asia

Favorite ...

sports: cricket and soccer

foods: white rice, lentils, Hilsa (the national fish)

celebrations: Bengali New Year parade (Pohela Boishakh), Buddha’s birthday (Buddha Purnima), Muslim festivals like Shab-e-Barat

Claim to Fame

has the world’s longest continuous natural beach, Cox’s Bazar, which stretches 62.5 miles

Wild Residents

pangolins, 388 species of birds, king cobras, hoolock gibbons

Poverty Pitfalls

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Floods and droughts kill lots of food crops. Sponsored children eat healthy meals and drink clean water at their Compassion centers.
Many kids don’t go to school. Boys and girls go to school and learn skills that will help them get better-paying jobs as adults.
Parents are more likely to send boys to school and keep girls home. Sponsored kids learn that God equally values boys and girls.

Fun Facts

a little smaller than Iowa

money: taka

has a lot of rivers — 700!

It's mostly built on landforms called deltas. They are created by rivers that flow from the Himalaya mountains.

home to the endangered Bengal tiger, the national animal

Stat Snapshot

Stats

Bangladesh 🇧🇩 United States 🇺🇸

Population

157,826,578 326,625, 791

People Living in Poverty

31.5% 15.1%

Languages

Bangla/Bengali, English

English 79%, Spanish 13%, Indo-European 3.7%, Asian and Pacific Island 3.4%, other 1%

Religions

Muslim 89.1%, Hindu 10%, other (including Buddhist and Christian) 0.9%

Protestant 46.5%, unaffiliated 22.8%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, other Christian 0.9%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%, other/unspecified 2.4%

Typical Family Income

$4,200 per year $59,500 per year

MAIN SOURCE: World Factbook, 2018

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