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2015 ( MMXV ) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar , the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium , the 15th year of the 21st century , and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.

Roman numerals Numbers in the Roman numeral system

The numeric system represented by Roman numerals originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages. Numbers in this system are represented by combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet. Roman numerals, as used today, employ seven symbols, each with a fixed integer value, as follows:

A common year is a calendar year with 365 days, as distinguished from a leap year, which has 366. More generally, a common year is one without intercalation. The Gregorian calendar,, employs both common years and leap years to keep the calendar aligned with the tropical year, which does not contain an exact number of days.

A common year starting on Thursday is any non-leap year that begins on Thursday, 1 January, and ends on Thursday, 31 December. Its dominical letter hence is D. The most recent year of such kind was 2015 and the next one will be 2026 in the Gregorian calendar or, likewise, 2010 and 2021 in the obsolete Julian calendar, see below for more. This common year contains the most Friday the 13ths; specifically, the months of February, March, and November. Leap years starting on Sunday share this characteristic. From February until March in this type of year is also the shortest period that occurs within a Friday the 13th.


The year 2015 was the 44th year after the independence of Bangladesh. It was also the third year of the third term of the Government of Sheikh Hasina.

Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister of Bangladesh

Sheikh Hasina Wazed is a Bangladeshi politician serving as the 10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh, having held the office since January 2009. She is the longest serving prime minister in the history of Bangladesh.


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President of Bangladesh position

The President of Bangladesh is the Head of State of Bangladesh.

Abdul Hamid (politician) 16th President of Bangladesh

Mohammad Abdul Hamid is the current President of Bangladesh. He was elected to his first term in April 2013, and re-elected to his current second term in 2018. Previously he served as the Speaker of the National Parliament from January 2009 to April 2013. He was the acting President after the death of Zillur Rahman in March 2013, and he was elected as president on 22 April 2013.

Prime Minister of Bangladesh head of government of the Peoples Republic

The Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh is the Head of the Government of Bangladesh. The Prime Minister and the Cabinet are collectively accountable for their policies and actions to the Parliament, to their political party and ultimately to the electorate.


Climate data for Bangladesh in 2015
Daily mean °C (°F)17.4
Average precipitation mm (inches)10.4
Source: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of University of East Anglia (UEA) [1]


Demographic Indicators for Bangladesh in 2015 [2]
Population, total161,200,886
Population density (per sq. km)1,238.4
Population growth (annual %)1.1%
Male to Female Ratio (every 100 Female)101.9
Urban population (% of total)34.3%
Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people)19.3
Death rate, crude (per 1,000 people)5.3
Mortality rate, under 5 (per 1,000 live births)36.3
Life expectancy at birth, total (years)72.2
Fertility rate, total (births per woman)2.1


Key Economic Indicators for Bangladesh in 2015 [2]
National Income
Current US$Current BDT% of GDP
GDP$195.1 billionBDT15.2 trillion
GDP growth (annual %)6.6%
GDP per capita$1,210.2BDT94,032
Agriculture, value added$28.8 billionBDT2.2 trillion15.5%
Industry, value added$52.3 billionBDT4.1 trillion28.1%
Services, etc., value added$104.8 billionBDT8.1 trillion56.3%
Balance of Payment
Current US$Current BDT% of GDP
Current account balance$2.6 billion1.3%
Imports of goods and services$45.6 billionBDT3.8 trillion24.7%
Exports of goods and services$34,969.3 millionBDT2.6 trillion17.3%
Foreign direct investment, net inflows$2,831.2 million1.5%
Personal remittances, received$15,295.5 million7.8%
Total reserves (includes gold) at year end$27,493.1 million
Total reserves in months of imports6.8

Note: For the year 2015 average official exchange rate for BDT was 77.95 per US$.

Bangladeshi taka currency of Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi taka is the currency of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Issuance of banknotes ৳10 and larger is controlled by Bangladesh Bank, and for the ৳2 and ৳5 banknotes, which are the responsibility of the Ministry of Finance of the government of Bangladesh. The most commonly used symbol for the taka is "৳" and "Tk", used on receipts while purchasing goods and services. ৳1 is subdivided into 100 poisha.



Arafat Rahman, nicknamed "Koko" alternative spelling "Coco" was the younger son of Former President of Bangladesh Ziaur Rahman and former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia. Arafat was convicted in a money-laundering case by the Caretaker government of Bangladesh in 2007. On 17 July 2008, after taking permission from Bangladesh Supreme Court, he went to Thailand and from there to Malaysia for medical treatment. He died of a cardiac arrest on 24 January 2015, at University Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ziaur Rahman President of Bangladesh

Ziaur Rahman, Hilal e Jurat, Bir Uttom was the President of Bangladesh. He was an army general turned politician who, as a major in the army declared the Independence of Bangladesh on behalf of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 27 March 1971. He became President of Bangladesh on 21st April 1977. He was assassinated on 30 May 1981 in Chittagong in a army coup d'état.

Khaleda Zia former prime minister of Bangladesh, head of its BNP

Khaleda Zia is a Bangladeshi politician who served as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 1991 to 1996, and again from 2001 to 2006. She was the first woman in the country's history and second in the Muslim majority countries to head a democratic government as prime minister. She was the First Lady of Bangladesh during the presidency of her husband Ziaur Rahman. She is the current chairperson and leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) which was founded by Rahman in the late 1970s.


Padma River major river in Bangladesh

The Padma is a major river in Bangladesh and India. It is the main distributary of the Ganges, flowing generally southeast for 120 kilometres (75 mi) to its confluence with the Meghna River near the Bay of Bengal. The city of Rajshahi is situated on the banks of the river. However, over 256 square miles of land, as large as Chicago, has been lost due to erosion of Padma since 1966.

Avijit Roy Bangladeshi-American engineer, blogger and activist

Avijit Roy was a Bangladeshi-American online activist, writer and blogger known for creating and administrating the Mukto-Mona, an Internet community for freethinkers, rationalists, skeptics, atheists and humanists of mainly Bengali and other South Asian descent. Roy was an advocate of free expression in Bangladesh, coordinating international protests against government censorship and imprisonment of atheist bloggers. He was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 26 February 2015; Islamic militant organization Ansarullah Bangla Team claimed responsibility for the attack.

Dhaka Capital city in Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

Dhaka, formerly known as Dacca, is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. It is one of the largest and most densely populated cities in the world, with a population of 18.89 million people in the Greater Dhaka Area. Dhaka is the economic, political and cultural center of Bangladesh. It is one of the major cities of South Asia, the largest city in Eastern South Asia and among the Bay of Bengal countries; and one of the largest cities among OIC countries. As part of the Bengal plain, the city is bounded by the Buriganga River, Turag River, Dhaleshwari River and Shitalakshya River. The city is located in an eponymous district and division.







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