The Taka

The currency of Bangladesh is the Taka.  It is in notes and coins, and the notes are of one, two, five, ten, twenty, fifty, one hundred, and five hundred taka.  The coins are of one, five, ten, twenty-five, and fifty poisha, and one and five taka.  One US dollar is equal to 68.4915 Bangladesh Taka.

The farthest picture up is a 20 taka note.  The next picture is of a 1 poisha coin.  The closest picture down is of a 500 taka note, and the one below it is of a 50 poisha coin.


Bangladesh has a very weak eoconomy; 44 percent of people are in absolute poverty and make less that $1 a day.  Unicef helped them make progress in child survival and providing safe drinking water, immunizations, education and sanitation, and in defending children's rights.  The natural resources in Bangladesh are arable land, natural gas, timber, and coal.  Clothes are the main export, along with tea, leather, and shrimp.


The type of government is a democracy with six administrative divisions.  Bangladesh separated from Pakistan in 1971 which caused them to make their government. 

The prime minister (currently Khaleda Zia) is the head of government.  Iajuddin Ahmed (the current president) is head of state and has mostly ceremonial duties. 

Members of the Jatiya Sangsad are elected to five year terms.  When an administration comes to the end of its term, they hand it over to and unelected interim government.  They have 90 days to organize elections.