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National Data

Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh Flag
Country Bangladesh
Country code BD
City Dhaka
Form of government Unitary Parliamentary Republic
Size in km² 130170
Population 160995642
Year of construction 1983


Type Horseshoe
Volume 630400
Architect Louis Kahn (EE)


Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban or National Parliament House, (Bengali: জাতীয় সংসদ ভবন Jatiyô Sôngsod Bhôbôn) is the house of the Parliament of Bangladesh, located at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. Designed by architect Louis Kahn, the complex, which accommodates all Bangladesh's seven parliaments, is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world, comprising 200 acres (800,000 m²)

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A parliament building that changes its nation in the course of construction is an architectural curio: Louis I. Kahn’s monumental, additive and highly geometric building was initially designed as a parliament building of East Pakistan; the plans were revised and slightly modified following the independence of Bangladesh in 1971.

Facts & Figures

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Members of parliament 350 GPD per capita in PPP in US$ 3.123
Number of women 70 HDI 0,570
Pop. per MP 459.988 Democracy index 5.73
CO2 total 66.471 CO2 per capita 0,40


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