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Dhaka (bengali: ঢাকা, Dhākā; in former times Dakka, Dacca) is the capital Bangladeschs and also6.080.671 inhabitants in the actual city and 11.490.872 in the dye (conditions 1. January 2005) before Chittagong and Khulna the largest city of the country. It is also the capital of the division of the same name (administrative unit). Dhaka is to that because of a Seitenarm of the river Dhaleswari in the heartlargest jute - cultivation region of the world. The surrounding area is very closely populated and by strong monsoon - inundations is afflicted.
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Dhakas history is enough back in the year 1000, but famous became it as capital Bengalens. The city fell 1765 under British rule and was at present the independence Bengalens occasional seat of the government.
To 6. August 1874 was put the foundation-stone to a great water company. Europeans established jute cleaning machines, and one hopedof the sense of the natives for plant of mechanical spinning mills and weaving mills a revival of the weaving mill, decreased/gone back moving powerfully since 1874 itself, strongly, which made so far the English Kalikos successful competition. With the comfortable, by steamers assumed one obtained water connection with the sea for the districta good future; the railway ends to 1 since that. January 1871 at its west border, with Goalundo to course.
The city consisted in the year 1881 of 79.076 inhabitants. The population consisted at this time to nearly same parts of Hindu and Muslims. Itwas at that time also an important commercial centre for rice from the delta, Indigo and woods from Tippera and dte from Assam and under the English administration seat of many authorities and schools. A characteristic was the elephant depot put on here.
objects of interest
- Dhakeshwari temples („temples of the hidden goddess “), of that the city possibly their names has
- Bara Katra palace
- Lalbag away - fortress „red garden “from the Mogulzeit
- Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, the building of the national assembly
- Ahsan a one goal - „the pink palace “, todayMuseum
- Baitul Mokarram mosque - the national mosque
- Bangabandhu national stage - the national stadium (usually for Kricket)
it is that industrielle, economical and administrative center of Bangladesh and a commercial centre for jute, Ölsaaten, Sugar and dte. The most important products are textiles and jute products. Dhaka is famous for its arts and crafts.
The university of Dhaka and other educational facilities and agrarian research institutes are settled in the city.