Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy

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Bangladesh: Legal Framework on Mineral Exploration

Present Trends and Issues
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40871-7_151-1

General Information on Country

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh is located in southeast Asia between latitudes 20°34′ and 26°38’ N and longitudes 88°01′ and 92°41′ E. The country is bordered by India on the east, west, and north and by the Bay of Bengal on the south. There is also a small strip of frontier with Myanmar. The land is a deltaic plain with a network of numerous rivers and canals. The total area of the country is 147,570 km2, in which about 17% is forested. There are a few hilly areas in the southeast and the northeast of the country. Bangladesh gained independence in 1971. With a population of approximately 156.6 million as of 2013, Bangladesh is among the most densely populated countries in the world. The majority of the population are Muslim (around 88%), with the remaining percentage a mixture of Christian, Buddhist, and Hindu. Administratively, Bangladesh is divided into 7 divisions, 64 districts, 7 city corporations, and 308 municipalities. Bangladesh rates 142...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LawUniversity of ChittagongChittagongBangladesh

Section editors and affiliations

  • Khanindra Pathak
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia