Bangladesh came into existence in 1971 when East Pakistan (the former name of Bangladesh) seceded from its union with West Pakistan after a protracted 9- month long independence war.
Bangladesh is in Southwest Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India. The total area is about 144,000 sq km that is 1.5 times the size of Hokkaido. About 80 percent of Bangladeshis are Muslims, 12 percent are Hindus, 6 percent are Buddhists and the rest are Christian. The Bangladesh region contains relics of the finest specimens of Buddhist monastic architecture at Paharpur, Mainamati, Mahasthangarh and other sites located throughout the country that date from between the 8th and 12th centuries. The world's largest mangrove forest, named Sundarbans, is an absolute haven for wildlife. You may even get a chance to see a Royal Bengal tiger. In addition, you can visit the world's longest natural beach in Chittagong. Bangladesh is a small country, but is both picturesque and beautiful.
This month's guest speaker, Ms. Kashfia is inviting you all to visit this lovely country. She would like to introduce you to the nature, history, culture and many other aspects of Bangladesh. She lives in Ami town and is a doctoral student at Graduate School of Agriculture, Ibaraki University.
Date / Time: Oct. 23 (Wed.)14:00-16:00
Guest: Ms. Kashfia Ahmed (Bangladesh)
Place: Tsukuba Information Center 3F
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