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Facts at a Glance

Bangladesh Canada
Official name People's Republic of Bangladesh Canada
Capital Dhaka Ottawa
Area (in thousands of km2) 148 9,985
Population (in millions) 156.6 (2013) 35.1 (2013)
Population density (per km2) 1,058 (2013) 3 (2013)
Urban population (% in 2011) 28 81
Human development index (HDI) (ranking) 146 out of 187 countries (2012) 11 out of 187 countries (2012)
Gross national income (GNI) (per capita) US$770 (2011) US$45,560 (2011)
GNI at purchasing power parity (PPP)
(per capita)
US$1,940 (2011) US$39,830 (2011)
Population below poverty line at US$1.25 a day (% in 2007-2010) 43.3
Structure of gross domestic product (GDP) (% in 2010)
Agriculture 19 2
Industry 28 32
Services 53 66
Gender inequality index (GII) (ranking) 111 out of 148 countries (2012) 18 out of 148 countries (2012)
Life expectancy at birth (years) 44 (1970)
69 (2012)
73 (1970)
81 (2012)
Mortality rate under 5 years old
(per 1,000 live births)
139 (1990)
46nbsp;(2011)
8 (1990)
6 (2011)
Adult literacy rate (% in 2005-2010)
Total 57 99
Men 61 99
Women 52 99
Net primary school enrolment rate
(% in 2007-2011)
Total 89 99
Boys 86 99
Girls 93 100
Population using improved drinking water sources (% in 2010)
Total 81 100
Urban 85 100
Rural 80 99
Ecological footprint
(in global hectares per person in 2008)
0.66 6.43