Dhaka

(redirected from Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Dhaka

or

Dacca

(both: dăk`ə), city (1991 pop. 6,844,131), capital of Bangladesh, on a channel of the Dhaleswari River, in the heart of the world's largest jute-growing region. It is the industrial, commercial, and administrative center of Bangladesh, with trade in jute, rice, oilseeds, sugar, and tea. The city comprises three distinct sections: an old area of narrow streets and bazaars; a modern part, called Ramna, with government, tourist, and cultural facilities; and a residential and industrial community N and W of Ramna. Between Dhaka and its nearby river port of Narayanganj lies Bangladesh's greatest industrial concentration. Manufactures include textiles, cotton saris, jute products, rope, string, baskets, and boats. Dhaka is famous for its cottage industries (especially confectioneries) and handicrafts (particularly filigree work, embroidery, and shell carving). In the late 19th cent., competition from British cloth virtually ended the manufacture of Dhaka's world-renowned muslins. Dhaka's history dates back to c.A.D. 1,000, but the city achieved glory as the 17th-century MughalMughal
or Mogul
, Muslim empire in India, 1526–1857. The dynasty was founded by Babur, a Turkic chieftain who had his base in Afghanistan. Babur's invasion of India culminated in the battle of Panipat (1526) and the occupation of Delhi and Agra.
..... Click the link for more information.
 capital of Bengal. English, French, and Dutch industrialists set up factories there in the 17th and 18th cent., and Dhaka passed under British rule in 1765. It became the capital of East Pakistan in 1947. The city was surrendered by the Pakistani army to Indian troops in Dec., 1971, and a few days later became capital of the provisional government of Bangladesh. Landmarks include the Dakeshwari ["hidden goddess"] temple, from which the city's name probably derives; the Bara Katra palace (1644); the Lal Bagh fort (1678); and several beautiful mosques. The Univ. of Dhaka (founded 1921) and other higher educational facilities and agriculture research institutes are also in the city. The surrounding district is a very densely populated and fertile agricultural region that is subject to heavy monsoon floods.

Dhaka

, Dacca
the capital of Bangladesh, in the E central part: capital of Bengal (1608--39; 1660--1704) and of East Pakistan (1949--71); jute and cotton mills; university (1921). Pop.: 12 560 000 (2005 est.)
References in periodicals archive ?
ISLAMABAD -- The 21st SAARCFINANCE Coordinators' meeting held here at National Institute of Banking and Finance (NIBAF) reviewed progress of SAARCFINANCE activities and prepared the draft agenda for the 30th SAARCFINANCE Group meeting scheduled to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on June 12,2015.
This international conference, cosponsored by McMaster University, Canada and the State University of Bangladesh (SUB), will be held February 12-16, 2006, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
I have looked for a job but with no success,' said Shefali Begum, 26, who lives in a Dhaka, Bangladesh, slum.
Those elements are present in all of Kahn's work - most spectacularly in the sprawling capital center in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The isolates were transported to the Enteric Microbiology Unit of the International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh (ICDDRD,B), for further phenotypic and genotypic characterization to determine serotype, biotype, and presence of important virulence genes.
Similarly, when two-stroke baby taxis were phased out of Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2002, particulate concentrations dropped up to 40%, and carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons fell significantly, reported S.
Resuming their second innings on 204 for eight and needing another 25 to make South Africa bat again in Dhaka, Bangladesh were quickly swept aside to be bowled out for 210, completing an innings and 18 run defeat.
The 1St SAARC ENT congress was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1998.
6 people per square mile (not counting Antarctica)--less than 1/80th the population density of Los Angeles, and less than 1/1,120th that of Dhaka, Bangladesh, a country often used as an example of the ultimate nightmare awaiting all of us through overpopulation.
The book consists of selected papers which were presented at a conference on "Monitoring Poverty and Anti-Poverty Policies in Rural Asia", held at Dhaka, Bangladesh, in the month of April 1984.
Preclinical research studies with the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research (ICDDR, B), based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Mawa power station is a proposed 660-megawatt (MW) coal-fired in Mawa (Maowa), Munshiganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh.