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Ecological Footprint of Bangladesh

Ecological Footprint of Bangladesh
 

COUNTRY INFORMATION

   
     
Europeans began to set up trading posts in the area of Bangladesh in the 16th century; eventually the British came to dominate the region and it became part of British India.About a third of this extremely poor country floods annually during the monsoon rainy season, hampering economic development.

Geography : Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India.
24 00 N, 90 00 E

Bangladesh
People : Population:156,118,464 (July 2010 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.55% (2010 est.)

Government : Country name: Conventional long form: People's Republic of Bangladesh
conventional short form: Bangladesh
local long form: Gana Prajatantri Banladesh
local short form: Banladesh
former: East Bengal, East Pakistan.

Economy : The economy has grown 5-6% per year since 1996 despite political instability, poor infrastructure, corruption, insufficient power supplies, and slow implementation of economic reforms. Bangladesh remains a poor, overpopulated, and inefficiently-governed nation.

Communication : Telephones - main lines in use: 1.522 million (2009)
Internet country code: .bd
Internet hosts: 68,224 (2010)

Transport : Airports: 17 (2010)
Railways: total: 2,768 km
Roadways: total: 239,226 km
Waterways: 8,370 km
Ports and terminals: Chittagong, Mongla Port.

ENVIRONMENT STATS

FACTS STATS RANK
Areas Under Protection 10 114th of 146
Areas Under Protection 10 114th of 146
Carbon Efficiency 0.36 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 119th of 141
Carbon Efficiency 0.36 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 119th of 141
CO2 Emissions 29,874.1 66th of 178
CO2 Emissions 29,874.1 66th of 178
Current Issues Many people are landless and forced to live on and cultivate flood-prone land; waterborne diseases prevalent in surface water.
Current Issues Many people are landless and forced to live on and cultivate flood-prone land; waterborne diseases prevalent in surface water.
Ecological Footprint 0.6 141st of 141
Ecological Footprint 0.6 141st of 141
Forest Area > % of land area 6.69 % of land area 162nd of 195
Forest Area > % of land area 6.69 % of land area 162nd of 195
Known Mammal Species 125 70th of 145
Known Mammal Species 125 70th of 145
Known NOx emissions per populated area 0.67 thousand metric tons/squ 28th of 141
Known NOx emissions per populated area 0.67 thousand metric tons/squ 28th of 141
Known Threatened Species 61 29th of 158
Known Threatened Species 61 29th of 158
Pollution > Carbon Dioxide 1999 6,945 67th of 199
Pollution > Carbon Dioxide 1999 6,945 67th of 199
SO2 emissions per populated area 690 thousand metric tons/squ 64th of 141
SO2 emissions per populated area 690 thousand metric tons/squ 64th of 141
Threatened Species > Mammal 18 39th of 160
Threatened Species > Mammal 18 39th of 160
Water > Availability 0.6 thousand cubic metres 117th of 141
Water > Availability 0.6 thousand cubic metres 117th of 141
Water Pollution, Wood Industry > % of total BOD emissions 0.44 % 82nd of 114
Water Pollution, Wood Industry > % of total BOD emissions 0.44 % 82nd of 114
Wildness 0.06% 105th of 141
Wildness 0.06% 105th of 141



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