With an area of about 144,000 sq km, Bangladesh is situated between latitudes 20~34′ and 26~38′ north and latitudes 88~01′ and 92~41′ east. The country is bordered by India on the east, west and north and by the Bay of Bengal on the south. There is also a small strip of frontier with Burma on the southeastern edge. The land is a deltaic plain with a network of numerous rivers and canals.
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