Sunday, August 7, 2016


The relief of Bangladesh is virtually flat. Floods are common in the monsoon season (June to October) as all the rivers that descend from the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau flow into the Bay of Bengal. Three major rivers run through the country: the Ganges, Brahmaputra and
Meghna. The three create a mountainous basin and enaguazada of 1.5 million km2. But deflected by the Himalayan mountains, lead everyone in the Bay of Bengal, one ultra-flat area 12 times smaller, so the numerous floods.Bangladesh, essentially consisting of silt, has a very particular geography. Due to its flat relief and frequent floods, regularly they create islands of silt, as unstable as fertile. A lack of land, Bangladeshis take these islands quickly, grow and live. This is how a vast mangrove forest (the largest in the world) was created and became the refuge of people and animals and plant species.Mainly consists of fertile plains, although there are several areas of hills, the landscape in Bangladesh is discovered by boat plying the many rivers that bathe the country.

The coasts
All coasts of Bangladesh overlook the Bay of Bengal.

Art and culture
The culture of Bangladesh is a wonderful combination of various cultures and religions 2500 years old. Islam, Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism are the different cults that influenced the arts of Bangladesh.The craft has an important place in the Bangladeshi culture, where we find unique styles in textiles, jewelry, woodworking and metal, and ceramics.The country has a great literary heritage with numerous poets and a very creative folk literature.The music and dance are also part of everyday life, although the latter, Indian-inspired, is frowned upon by conservative religious authorities. There is a long tradition of folk songs with lyrics that evoke spirituality, mysticism, devotion and above all, love. Typical instruments country music are the bamboo flute, drums, ektara (a string instrument), the endowing (four-stringed instrument) and mandira (small metal percussion instruments).

The monuments
Bangladesh has been inhabited for over 4000 years and is the birthplace of Buddhism. Later, Islam was imposed as the official religion of the country. However, Bangladesh still has many, each more fascinating than the last Buddhist temples. There are also several Buddhist indigenous tribes who continue to reside in some regions of the country.Formerly, the region of Bangladesh was one of the richest in South Asia and had a very intense cultural life. The country belonged to the British (the sixteenth century to World War II) and then to Pakistan, until it gained independence in 1971.The history of Bangladesh could be compared to a sponge, which is impregnated with different religions and cultures of the peoples who lived in the regions to make an original synthesis. Today, remnants of this past splendor are still visible, but affected by the stigma of multiple destructions in the wake of wars and floods.

the fauna
Bangladesh has a tropical climate and a similar Indian fauna. Here live snakes, crocodiles, monkeys, gibbons, mongooses, leopards, bears, deer and hundreds of birds and fish. We can also quote cockroaches, huge mosquitoes and tiny ants very aggressive. Be careful, the poison itch and burn for hours.But the emblematic animal of Bangladesh is undoubtedly the Royal Bengal Tiger. A magnificent animal that is the pride of the country but it is also very feared. In fact, the Bangladeshis say he has a weakness for human flesh. Today is threatened by the many hunting of which is object.The island of St. Martin has the only coral reef in Bangladesh.

the flora
The flora of Bangladesh is typically tropical. We found bananas, different types of palm trees, coconuts, mangoes, date palms, huge trees with leaves, vines and a multitude of flowering plants.Fruit trees are particularly abundant. Some even used for commercial purposes, such as mango grove sundari, the gewa, the salt and Garyan. Other fruit trees are famous for dates, bamboos and palms.Much of the coastline is covered with mangrove forests. Arable land covering two thirds of the country, compared with 10% of forests.