What Is the Capital of Bangladesh?

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The capital and largest city of Bangladesh is Dhaka. Dhaka is situated along the Buriganga River within the Ganga Delta in central Bangladesh. Dhaka comprises a total area of 315 square miles and had a population estimated at 14.4 million in 2013.

Dhaka is one of the predominant cities in South Asia. Dhaka has a tropical savanna climate that is characterized as hot and humid. The average temperature throughout the year is around 77 degrees Fahrenheit. The hottest month is May, and the coolest is January. Dhaka has a wet season between May and October, during which the city receives close to 90 percent of its annual precipitation.