Skip to main content
Map of Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a low altitude country situated at the Bengal river delta, sharing a border with India and Myanmar. There are mountains in peripheral areas, such as the Chittagong Hill Tracts in the southeast. It is in the top ten most populated countries in the world, with a population of 163 million. Covering 147,570 km2, this gives a density of over 1,100 people per km2, by far the highest figure for populous lands. It is also one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, highly vulnerable to climate-related events.
Socio-economic indicators browse all

More on this country

News Browse all

Evicted families of Assam’s Dhalpur not illegal immigrants or land grabbers, says report

24 December 2021

Banner photo: Since most of the evicted families were Bengali-speaking Muslims, it was alleged that they are illegal immigrants who had forcibly occupied government land as well as land of indigenous people and also settled on grazing land. (PTI PHOTO.) On September 23, 2 civilians were killed in…

Land grabbing, prevention and recovery in Bangladesh

26 November 2021

Land grabbing is a major cause for concern in Bangladesh. Of course, a huge amount of land is illegally grabbed. According to the Land Ministry, about 1.3 million hectares of government-owned lands are currently grabbed by influential elites. Influential persons illegally grabbed government-owned…

Climate Migration in Bangladesh

23 November 2021

In Bangladesh, one in every seven people will be displaced due to climate change by the end of 2050, according to recent estimation. Sea level rise may cause the displacement of up to 18 million people of Bangladesh. Natural disasters are another reason for displacement where 700,000 people on…

Bangladesh

projects

Despite the equitable share in agricultural labour, agricultural land ownership is rare for women, and even then there are many cases of land grabs from women by men

Blogs Browse all

Indigenous people's lives depend on their lands, but threats are growing worldwide

12 May 2021

This blog was written by Barbara Fraser and published by EarthBeat at: https://www.ncronline.org/news/earthbeat/indigenous-peoples-lives-depend-their-lands-threats-are-growing-worldwide - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Main photo: People from the Mura tribe are pictured in a file photo at a…

Events Browse all

Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms? WIDER Annual Lecture 25

A century has passed since women in Undivided India, now divided into several countries of South Asia, demanded equal rights in property — especially land, the most important means of production in developing economies. The struggle continued after Independence. Today, the resultant legal reforms…