Country Profile

People's Republic of Bangladesh
(G├┤noprojatontri Bangladesh)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
26 March 1971
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
94 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
8 of 242 in the World

The Country


Bangladesh is located on the delta of the Ganges River in South Asia. It is bordered by India to the north, west and north-east, Burma (Mynamar) to the south east, and the Bay of Bengal to the south.

The terrain of Bangladesh is very low lying, with most parts less than 12 m (39.4 ft) above sea level. The county is crossed by 57 rivers, all flowing into the Ganges Delta, and therefore is quite susceptible to flooding. The three largest rivers are the Ganges (locally called the Padma), the Brahmaputra (locally the Jamuna) and the Meghna. The rich alluvial soil deposited by these rivers makes the land exremely fertile. The land area is 147,570 square kilometres (56,977 square miles).

The country has a population of 142.3 million (2011 figures), making it the most densely populated large country in the world. The population is made up of 98.5% Bengali, 0.2% Bihari, 0.6% various Sino-Tibetan Tribal groups, 0.2% Burmese and 0.5% others. In terms of religion, 89.7% of the population is Muslim, 9.2% Hindu, 0.7% Buddhist, 0.3% Christian and 0.1% other. The capital is Dhaka.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Bangladeshi History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Bangladesh
wikipedia: Bangladesh
wikipedia: History of Bangladesh


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Bangladesh.


Civil Aircraft Registrations:
Immediately after independence, Bangladesh civil aircraft used the unofficial registration prefix SB-xxx during July 1971, but then switched to the official prefixes of S2-xxx and S3-xxx.

All-time Bangladesh – civil aircraft register (S2-aaa S3-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Bangladesh Defence Force Air Wing)
Naval Aviation (Bangladesh Navy Aviation)
Army Aviation (Bangladesh Army Aviation)

Central Government Agencies

Govenment – VIP transport is provided by the Air Force
Border Guard Aviation (Border Guard Bangladesh) – no aviation unit
Coast Guard Aviation (Bangladesh Coast Guard)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – private operators R&R Aviation and Square Air Ltd provide a total of 3 EMS helicopters
Police Aviation (Bangladesh Police) – no aviation branch
Police Aviation (Rapid Action Battalion)

Commercial Aviation

Biman Bangladesh Airlines
GMG Airlines
Royal Bengal Airlines

wikipedia: Airlines of Bangladesh
The World’s Airlines: Bangladesh
Operator Aircraft List Bangladesh

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None known.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Bangladesh

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Bangladesh Air Force Museum, Dhaka
Liberation War Museum, Dhaka

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

No Bangladeshi aviation magazines known.

Aviation Bibliography

Bangladeshi Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

To be added.

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