Bangladesh is a small country, broken into 8 administrative divisions:
home to the capital city along with jute and rice paddies.
a picturesque hinterland of large hills, forests and beaches.
known for its silk and mangoes.
a relaxing, slow paced area; home of the incredible Sundarbans.
home to endless rolling tea estates and beautiful natural scenery.
the land of rivers, rice paddies, and lush vegetation.
Indian influence and orange-colored limes.
Most of these cities are also the capital of the division of the same name:
- Dhaka – The hectic capital city, an intense and thriving metropolis of some 12 million people that’s growing by the day.
- Chittagong – a bustling commercial center and the largest international seaport in the country.
- Mymensingh – a historic city located by the side of river Brahmaputa with a rich cultural and political history dating back more than 200 years.
- Khulna – located on the Rupsha River, famous for shrimp and a starting point for journeys into the Sundarbans.
- Rajshahi – the silk city.
- Rangpur – important city in the north-west, with extensive agriculture and trade.
- Barisal – Southern city famous for Paddy growing and its many rivers, best reached by a slow-paced and relaxing boat ride on the Rocket Steamer.
- Sylhet – the largest city in the northeast, known for the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Shahjalal, one of the holiest sites in the country.
- Jessore – a bustling district town, and convenient transit point to or from Kolkata; famous for Gur, a form of cake-like molasses produced from the extract of the date tree.
- Comilla – (Bengali: কুমিল্লা) is a city in eastern Bangladesh, located along the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway. It is the administrative center of the Comilla District, part of the Chittagong Division. Comilla is the second-largest city of eastern Bangladesh after Chittagong and is one of the three oldest cities in Bangladesh.