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Internet users: 617,300 (2009

)
Definition: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access
the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users
who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it
only once within a period of several months.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this
page is accurate as of August 23, 2014
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Internet hosts: 71,164 (2012)
Definition: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a
country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet;
normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet
users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe
computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way
of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service
Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of
Internet connectivity.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this
page is accurate as of August 23, 2014
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technology-driven world. all rates are based on the most common definition .Literacy (%) Country 1995 2000 2001 2003 2010 Bangladesh 38. males. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook.mobile cellular: 97. Bangladesh Telephones .18 million (2011) Definition: This entry gives the total number of mobile cellular telephone subscribers. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy.the ability to read and write at a specified age. and females.8 Definition of Literacy: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population. can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing.9 43. and education in general. Information on literacy. while not a perfect measure of educational results.1 56. . Low levels of literacy. is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.mobile cellular Telephones .1 56 47. Unless otherwise specified.

2014 Bangladesh Telephone system Telephone system: general assessment: inadequate for a modern country. international radiotelephone communications and landline service to neighboring countries (2011) Definition: This entry includes a brief general assessment of the system with details on the domestic and international components. Saudi Arabia).880. landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-4 fiberoptic submarine cable system that provides links to Europe. and Asia. introducing digital systems. 2014 Bangladesh Telephones .000 (2012) Definition: This entry gives the total number of main telephone lines in use. information in this page is accurate as of August 23. the Middle East. Source: CIA World Factbook . satellite earth stations . information in this page is accurate as of August 23. trunk systems include VHF and UHF microwave radio relay links.Unless otherwise noted.main lines in use: 962. .main lines in use Telephones .Source: CIA World Factbook . mobile-cellular telephone subscribership has been increasing rapidly and now exceeds 50 telephones per 100 persons international: country code .Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Riyadh.Unless otherwise noted. and some fiber-optic cable in cities domestic: fixed-line teledensity remains only about 1 per 100 persons.6. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Arabsat .

Defense Switched Network (formerly Automatic Voice Network or Autovon).Autodin . video.) is in the form of a coded pulse of light.Automatic Digital Network (US Department of Defense).a multichannel communication cable consisting of a central conducting wire.the telephones in this system are radio transceivers. Fiber-optic cable .European Telecommunications Satellite Organization (Paris). a large number of telephone channels can be made available within the insulated space by the use of a large number of carrier frequencies. basic general-purpose. etc. from which the telephone signal is fed to a telephone exchange. Central American Microwave System . CB .citizen's band mobile radio communications.a multichannel communications cable using a thread of optical glass fibers as a transmission medium in which the signal (voice. Comsat . Eutelsat . Cellular telephone system . Coaxial cable . surrounded by and insulated from a cylindrical conducting shell. with each instrument having its own private radio frequency and sufficient radiated power to reach the booster station in its area (cell).a trunk microwave radio relay system that links the countries of Central America and Mexico with each other. switched voice network of the Defense Communications System (US Department of Defense). . DSN .Communications Satellite Corporation (US).

any radio frequency in the 3. Egypt. Djibouti. Somalia. Marecs .satellites of the Comsat Corporation that participate in the Inmarsat system. and Yemen.International Maritime Satellite Organization (London). Inmarsat . Intelsat . Intersputnik . Jordan. Landline . and East Asia.International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (Washington. linking Algeria.000-kHz range.Maritime European Communications Satellite used in the Inmarsat system on lease from the European Space Agency. and safety applications at sea. DC). Syria.GSM .a global system for mobile (cellular) communications devised by the Groupe Special Mobile of the pan-European standardization organization. Medarabtel .000. and on land. Marisat . Saudi Arabia.high frequency. distress. Morocco. Africa.communication wire or cable of any sort that is installed on poles or buried in the ground. in the air. Libya. it was initially started in Morocco in 1970 by the Arab Telecommunications Union (ATU) and was known at that time as the Middle .International Organization of Space Communications (Moscow). first established in the former Soviet Union and the East European countries. provider of global mobile satellite communications for commercial. primarily by microwave radio relay. Conference Europeanne des Posts et Telecommunications (CEPT) in 1982. Tunisia.to 30. it is now marketing its services worldwide with earth stations in North America. Sudan. HF .the Middle East Telecommunications Project of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) providing a modern telecommunications network.

Norway. and television. and Sweden). Satellite earth station . Finland.the two-way transmission and reception of sounds by broadcast radio on authorized frequencies using telephone handsets.Nordic Mobile Telephone.East Mediterranean Telecommunications Network. if the earth stations are in the same country.transmission of long distance telephone calls and television programs by highly directional radio microwaves that are received and sent on from one booster station to another on an optical path. data. CT).a communication system consisting of two or more earth stations and at least one satellite that provide long distance transmission of voice. it is a domestic system. NMT . also the trade name of a packetswitched digital telephone network.PanAmSat Corporation (Greenwich.South African Far East Cable Satellite communication system . PanAmSat . SAFE . the system usually serves as a trunk connection between telephone exchanges. Radiotelephone communications . Iceland. an analog cellular telephone system that was developed jointly by the national telecommunications authorities of the Nordic countries (Denmark.a radio connection between a satellite and an earth station .a Russian television service.a communications facility with a microwave radio transmitting and receiving antenna and required receiving and transmitting equipment for communicating with satellites. Satellite link . Microwave radio relay . Orbita .

TAT .to 30. any of a number of high-capacity submarine coaxial telephone cables linking Europe with North America.facsimile service between subscriber stations via the public switched telephone network or the international Datel network. Telefax .000.a cable designed for service under water.super high frequency.Trans-Atlantic Telephone. Telex .605 to 30 MHz) that fall above the commercial broadcast band and are used for communication over long distances. Solidaridad . Tropospheric scatter . either one-way (down link from satellite to earth station . Statsionar . Telegraph .a form of microwave radio transmission in which the .Russia's geostationary system for satellite telecommunications. any radio frequency in the 3. SHF .a communication service involving teletypewriters connected by wire through automatic exchanges.radio frequencies (from 1.a telecommunications system designed for unmodulated electric impulse transmission.television receive-only transmission) or two-way (telephone channels). Shortwave .000-MHz range. Submarine cable .permitting communication between them.geosynchronous satellites in Mexico's system of international telecommunications in the Western Hemisphere.

VHF .000-MHz range.troposphere is used to scatter and reflect a fraction of the incident radio waves back to earth. UHF .Unless otherwise noted.a network of switching centers.very high frequency. additional hops can extend the range of this system for very long distances. highly directional antennas are used to transmit and receive the microwave signals. information in this page is accurate as of August 23.ultra high frequency. reliable over-the-horizon communications are realized for distances up to 600 miles in a single hop. any radio frequency in the 300.to 3. powerful. any radio frequency in the 30. Trunk network . connected by multichannel trunk lines. Source: CIA World Factbook . 2014 Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions Year Value Footnotes 1990 0 1991 0 1992 250 1993 500 1994 1104 1995 2500 1996 4000 1997 26000 1998 75000 1999 149000 2000 279000 2001 520000 .to 300-MHz range.

66 .02 1998 0.06 1999 0.8 2003 1 2004 2.88 2008 30.68 2009 35.01 2005 6.12 2000 0.22 2001 0.44 2007 23.39 2002 0.4 2006 13.Year Value Footnotes 2002 1075000 2003 1365000 2004 2781560 2005 9000000 2006 19130983 2007 34370000 2008 44640000 2009 52430000 2010 68650000 Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions per 100 population Year Value Footnotes 1990 0 1991 0 1992 0 1993 0 1994 0 1995 0 1996 0 1997 0.

17 Source: United Natio Telephone lines Year Value Footnotes 1990 218000 1 1991 221513 1 1992 232700 1 1993 245947 1 1994 262274 1 1995 286605 1 1996 316081 1 1997 368017 1 1998 412607 1 1999 432968 1 2000 491303 1 2001 564880 1 2002 605931 2 2003 742048 2 2004 830950 2 .Year Value Footnotes 2010 46.

21 1992 0.3 1998 0.22 1994 0.23 1995 0.26 1997 0.24 1996 0.34 2000 0.33 1999 0.Year Value Footnotes 2005 1070000 2 2006 1134000 2 2007 1186919 2 2008 1344456 2 2009 1522900 3 2010 900000 3 Telephone lines per 100 inhabitants Year Value Footnotes 1990 0.21 1991 0.21 1993 0.38 2001 0.43 .

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. ITU estimate.61 Footnotes: 1.82 2008 0.bd Definition: This entry includes the two-letter codes maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the ISO 3166 Alpha-2 list and used by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to establish country-coded top-level domains (ccTLDs).76 2006 0. 2.8 2007 0.92 2009 1. 3.Year Value Footnotes 2002 0.54 2004 0.04 2010 0. Internet country code: .45 2003 0.6 2005 0. . Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board estimate.

3 % potential support ratio: 13.526/female 16. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years.Age structure: 0-14 years: 32.766) 25-54 years: 38% (male 29. as well as economic development. mortality.544/female 4. Dependency ratios: total dependency ratio: 52. with males shown on the left and females on the right.9% (male 4.082. The male and female populations are broken down into 5-year age groups represented as horizontal bars along the vertical axis.883) 15-24 years: 18.447) 65 years and over: 5% (male 4.853. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools. The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Population Pyramid A population pyramid illustrates the age and sex structure of a country's population and may provide insights about political and social stability.) .266.964.870.630.531/female 33. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues.6 (2014 est.237. The shape of the population pyramid gradually evolves over time based on fertility. For example.8% (male 14.637. and international migration trends.733) 55-64 years: 5.9 % elderly dependency ratio: 7. with the youngest age groups at the bottom and the oldest at the top.560/female 26.468.130/female 4.268.592) (2014 est. 65 years and over). while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. 15-64 years. the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.3% (male 27. The population is distributed along the horizontal axis.) Definition: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age.2 % youth dependency ratio: 44.

An urban agglomeration is defined as comprising the city or town proper and also the suburban fringe or thickly settled territory lying outside of.9% (2004) Definition: This entry is an ordered listing of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population.781 million. the boundaries of the city. Chittagong 5.population: DHAKA (capital) 15. Religions: Muslim 89. For smaller countries.6%. Additionally. rate of urbanization. but adjacent to. describes the projected average rate of change of the size of the urban population over the given period of time. urban population. The first.5%. An urban agglomeration is defined as comprising the city or town proper and also the suburban fringe or thickly settled territory lying outside of.96% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.000 people.000 or more.000 (2011) Definition: This entry provides the population of the capital and up to four major cities defined as urban agglomerations with populations of at least 750. lacking urban centers of 750. as defined by the country.391 million. only the population of the capital is presented.) Definition: This entry provides two measures of the degree of urbanization of a population.Urbanization: urban population: 28. The second. the World entry includes a list of the ten largest urban agglomerations. Khulna 1. . describes the percentage of the total population living in urban areas. Major cities . Rajshahi 932. other 0. the boundaries of the city. Hindu 9. but adjacent to.4% of total population (2011) rate of urbanization: 2.239 million.

Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 57. technology-driven world. Low levels of literacy.the ability to read and write at a specified age. Information on literacy. all rates are based on the most common definition . males.7% male: 62% female: 53. while not a perfect measure of educational results. can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing. and education in general. is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. and females.) Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population.4% (2011 est. Unless otherwise specified. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. .