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Formerly part of Pakistan, Bangladesh came into existence in 1971. It was known as East Pakistan before its independence that was achieved after a bitter civil war with the other part of Pakistan. The war also saw India supporting the cause of Bangladesh. Bangladesh was ruled by the military dictatorship for 15 years. Though 1990 saw the restoration of democracy, the country is still politically volatile.
The topography of Bangladesh is charatcterised by the alluvial plain of the Ganges-Brahmaputra river system - the largest delta in the world. The hill tracts of Chittagong lie to the east of the delta. Flood occurs at regular intervals and people have become used to it. The country witnessed some excessive flooding, as in 1988, 1998 and 2004, which resulted in widespread loss of life and destruction of property.
Though Bangladesh wonders are many, the most celebrated tourist attractions in the country include the 17th century Lalbagh Fort and Sundarbans National Park, the largest mangrove forests in the world where you can find the world renowned Royal Bengal Tiger. Cox's Bazaar prides itself on being the world's longest and broadest beach. Mainimati Ruins, famous for its Buddhist sites, and the Buddhist monastery of Somapuri Vihara are attractions. .
Other attractions of Bangladesh include Chittagong city, Madhupur
National Park, Sylhet tea gardens, and the scenic town of Madhabkunda,
known fpr its incredible scenery and charming waterfalls. Tourists
Boat cruises in the Sunderbands National Park will; be an unforgettable
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Natural Resources & Minerals: natural gas, arable land, timber,