Bangladeshi people, populous countries, microstates, population growth rate, Life expectancy
The estimated population of Bangladesh (2002) is 133,376,684, making Bangladesh one of the ten most populous countries in the world. The population growth rate is 1.6 percent. The overall density, 904 persons per sq km (2,341 persons per sq mi) in 2002, is much higher than that of other countries except for microstates such as Singapore. The distribution of the population is relatively even, except in the sparsely populated Chittagong Hill Tracts District and the almost totally uninhabited Sundarbans. Bangladesh supports a large rural population, with only 25 percent of the Bangladeshi people classified as urban in 2000. Most of the people are relatively young, nearly 60 percent being under the age of 25 and only 3 percent being 65 or older. Life expectancy at birth is 61 years.
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