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Dhaka Cityscape

Location: Dhaka, The Capital City of B A N G L A D E S H.


Dhaka was founded during the 10th century. It served as the Mogul capital of Bengal from 1608 to 1704 and was a trading center for British, French, and Dutch interests before coming under British rule in 1765. In 1905 it was again named the capital of Bengal, and in 1956 it became the capital of East Pakistan. The city suffered heavy damage during the Bangladesh war of independence (1971). The romanized spelling of the Bengali name was changed from Dacca to Dhaka in 1982.

Located on the banks of the Buriganga River, along with its metropolitan area, had a population of over 16 million in 2011, making it the largest city in Bangladesh. It is the 9th largest city in the world and also 28th among the most densely populated cities in the world. Dhaka is known as the City of Mosques, the Muslim influence is reflected in the more than 700 mosques and historic buildings found throughout the city and with 400,000 cycle rickshaws running on its streets every day and it was a provincial capital and a centre of the worldwide muslin trade.


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Uploaded on February 14, 2012