2001 in Bangladesh

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2001
in
Bangladesh

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See also: Other events of 2001
List of years in Bangladesh

2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2001st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 1st year of the 3rd millennium, the 1st year of the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2000s decade.

The year 2001 was the 30th year after the independence of Bangladesh. It was also the fifth and final year of the first term of the Government of Sheikh Hasina and the first year of the third term of the Government of Khaleda Zia.

Incumbents

Climate

Climate data for Bangladesh in 2001
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 18.4
(65.1)
21.9
(71.4)
25.3
(77.5)
27.9
(82.2)
28.2
(82.8)
27.8
(82)
28.0
(82.4)
28.5
(83.3)
28.8
(83.8)
27.5
(81.5)
24.4
(75.9)
20.1
(68.2)
25.6
(78.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.1
(0.043)
8.7
(0.343)
29.4
(1.157)
73.7
(2.902)
331.3
(13.043)
361.6
(14.236)
302.5
(11.909)
353.3
(13.909)
192.7
(7.587)
202.7
(7.98)
21.1
(0.831)
0.1
(0.004)
1,878.1
(73.944)
Source: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of University of East Anglia (UEA)[1]

Demography

Demographic Indicators for Bangladesh in 2001[2]
Population, total 134,107,160
Population density (per sq. km) 1,030.2
Population growth (annual %) 1.9%
Male to Female Ratio (every 100 Female) 104.2
Urban population (% of total) 24.1%
Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) 27
Death rate, crude (per 1,000 people) 6.7
Mortality rate, under 5 (per 1,000 live births) 82.8
Life expectancy at birth, total (years) 65.9
Fertility rate, total (births per woman) 3.1

Economy

Key Economic Indicators for Bangladesh in 2001[2]
National Income
Current US$ Current BDT % of GDP
GDP $54.0 billion BDT2.9 trillion
GDP growth (annual %) 5.1%
GDP per capita $402.6 BDT21,724
Agriculture, value added $11.8 billion BDT.6 trillion 23.0%
Industry, value added $12.2 billion BDT.7 trillion 23.8%
Services, etc., value added $27.3 billion BDT1.5 trillion 53.2%
Balance of Payment
Current US$ Current BDT % of GDP
Current account balance -$.5 billion -1.0%
Imports of goods and services $9.7 billion BDT.5 trillion 18.7%
Exports of goods and services $6,836.9 million BDT.4 trillion 13.4%
Foreign direct investment, net inflows $78.5 million 0.1%
Personal remittances, received $2,104.6 million 3.9%
Total reserves (includes gold) at year end $1,305.6 million
Total reserves in months of imports 1.6

Note: For the year 2001 average official exchange rate for BDT was 55.81 per US$.

Events

April

  • Seven people are killed in bomb blast at a Bengali New Year concert in Dhaka.
  • Sixteen Indian and three Bangladeshi soldiers killed in their worst border clashes.
  • High Court confirms death sentences on 12 ex-army officers for killing Mujib. Only four are in custody.[3]

August

  • 26 August - 50,000 people are marooned by flash flooding.[4]

October

  • 10 October - Khaleda Zia is sworn in as Prime minister of Bangladesh following a landslide election victory.[5]
  • 11 October - The producers of Sesame Street were reported to be upset by demonstrations in the country against America that included an image of Bert alongside terror chief Bin Laden.[6]

Deaths

See also

References

  1. ^ "Climate Change Knowledge Portal". The World Bank Group. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "World Development Indicators". The World Bank. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Bangladesh profile". BBC. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  4. ^ Flash floods hit 50,000 people in Bangladesh - CNN
  5. ^ New Bangladesh leader sworn in
  6. ^ "'Muppet' producers miffed over Bert-bin Laden image". Time Warner. CNN. October 11, 2001. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
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