Dhaka

A monument in Dhaka

Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh. It is also the largest city of Bangladesh. In 2011, 8,906,039 lived there. Over 17 million people live in the Greater Dhaka area. The city name was previously spelled Dacca.

It was part of the Mughal Empire of Hindustan and served as the capital of the empire twice. Once from 1608 to 1639 and once from 1660–1704. After that, it became a part of the British Raj. Then it became a part of Pakistan as part of the Partition of India on 15 August 1947. Bangladesh was then called East Pakistan, and Dacca (Dhaka) became provincial capital of East Pakistan. In 1971, the new nation of Bangladesh was created.

Dhaka is home to Bangladesh Bank which is the country's central bank. Many multinational companies have offices in the city. The Dhaka Stock Exchange is one of the largest stock exchanges in South Asia.

The Bangabhaban in Dhaka is the official residence and workplace of the President of Bangladesh. It is also home to the National Parliament House.

There are 52 universities in Dhaka. Dhaka College was started in 1841, making it the oldest institution for higher education in the city.

Education

It has one of the best schools for students to study in and it is a very educational city. Dhaka has the largest number of schools, colleges and universities of any Bangladeshi city. The education system is divided into 5 levels: Primary (from grades 1 to 6), Junior (from grades 6 to 8), Secondary (from grades 9 to 10), Higher Secondary (from grades 11 to 12) and tertiary.[98] The five years of Primary education concludes with a Primary School Completion (PSC) Examination, the three years of Junior education concludes with Junior School Certificate (JSC) Examination, and next two years of Secondary education concludes with a Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination. Students who pass this examination proceed to two years of Higher Secondary or intermediate training, which culminate in a Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) Examination.[98] Education is mainly offered in Bengali, but English is also widely taught and used. Many Muslim families send their children to attend part-time courses or even to pursue full-time religious education alongside other subjects, which is imparted in Bengali and Arabic in schools, colleges and madrasas.Dhaka College is the oldest institution for higher education in the city and among the earliest established in British India, founded in 1841. Since independence, Dhaka has seen the establishment of numerous public and private colleges and universities that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as a variety of doctoral programmes.

Other Languages
Acèh: Dhaka
Afrikaans: Dhaka
Alemannisch: Dhaka
አማርኛ: ዳካ
العربية: دكا
aragonés: Dhaka
arpetan: Dhaka
অসমীয়া: ঢাকা
asturianu: Dhaka
azərbaycanca: Dəkkə
تۆرکجه: داکا
বাংলা: ঢাকা
Bân-lâm-gú: Dhaka
башҡортса: Дакка
беларуская: Дака
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Дака
भोजपुरी: ढाका
български: Дака
བོད་ཡིག: དྷ་ཁ།
bosanski: Dhaka
brezhoneg: Dhaka
буряад: Дакка
català: Dhaka
čeština: Dháka
Chi-Chewa: Dhaka
chiShona: Dhaka
corsu: Dacca
Cymraeg: Dhaka
dansk: Dhaka
Deutsch: Dhaka
ދިވެހިބަސް: ޑާކާ
eesti: Dhaka
Ελληνικά: Ντάκα
English: Dhaka
эрзянь: Дакка
español: Daca
Esperanto: Dako
estremeñu: Dacca
euskara: Dhaka
فارسی: داکا
Fiji Hindi: Dhaka
français: Dacca
Frysk: Daka
Gaeilge: Dhaka
Gàidhlig: Dhaka
galego: Dacca
Gĩkũyũ: Dhaka
ગુજરાતી: ઢાકા
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Dhaka
한국어: 다카
հայերեն: Դաքքա
हिन्दी: ढाका
hornjoserbsce: Dhaka
hrvatski: Dhaka
Ido: Dhaka
Ilokano: Dhaka
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: ঢাকা
Bahasa Indonesia: Dhaka
interlingua: Dhaka
Ирон: Даккæ
íslenska: Dakka
italiano: Dacca
עברית: דאקה
kalaallisut: Dhaka
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಢಾಕಾ
ქართული: დაკა
қазақша: Дакка
kernowek: Dhaka
Kiswahili: Dhaka
Kongo: Dhaka
Kreyòl ayisyen: Daka
kurdî: Daka
Кыргызча: Дакка
Ladino: Dhaka
лезги: Дакка
لۊری شومالی: داکا
Latina: Dacca
latviešu: Daka
Lëtzebuergesch: Dhaka
lietuvių: Daka
Ligure: Dhaka
lumbaart: Dhaka
magyar: Dakka
मैथिली: ढाका
македонски: Дака
മലയാളം: ഢാക്ക
Māori: Dhaka
मराठी: ढाका
მარგალური: დაკა
مصرى: داكا
Bahasa Melayu: Dhaka
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Dhaka
монгол: Дакка
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဒါကာမြို့
Nederlands: Dhaka (stad)
नेपाली: ढाका
日本語: ダッカ
нохчийн: Дакка
Nordfriisk: Dhaka (Steed)
norsk: Dhaka
norsk nynorsk: Dhaka
Novial: Daka
occitan: Dhaka
олык марий: Дакка
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ଢାକା
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Dakka
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਢਾਕਾ
پنجابی: ڈھاکہ
Papiamentu: Dhaka
Patois: Daaka
Piemontèis: Dacca
polski: Dhaka
português: Daca
Qaraqalpaqsha: Dakka
qırımtatarca: Dakka
română: Dacca
rumantsch: Dhaka
русиньскый: Дгака
русский: Дакка
саха тыла: Даака
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱰᱷᱟᱠᱟ
संस्कृतम्: ढाका
Scots: Dhaka
shqip: Dhaka
sicilianu: Dacca
සිංහල: ඩකා
سنڌي: ڍاڪا
slovenčina: Dháka
slovenščina: Daka
ślůnski: Dhaka
کوردی: داکا
српски / srpski: Дака
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Dhaka
Basa Sunda: Dhaka
suomi: Dhaka
svenska: Dhaka
Tagalog: Dhaka
தமிழ்: டாக்கா
Taqbaylit: Dakka
tarandíne: Dhaka
татарча/tatarça: Dakka
తెలుగు: ఢాకా
ไทย: ธากา
тоҷикӣ: Дака
Türkçe: Dakka
Türkmençe: Dakka
удмурт: Дакка
українська: Дакка
اردو: ڈھاکہ
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: داكا
vepsän kel’: Dakk
Tiếng Việt: Dhaka
Volapük: Dhaka
Winaray: Dhaka
吴语: 达卡
ייִדיש: דאקא
Yorùbá: Dhaka
粵語: 達卡
žemaitėška: Daka
中文: 达卡
डोटेली: ढाका
ГӀалгӀай: Дакка
Kabɩyɛ: Taakaa