With its colourful history and rich cultural traditions, Dhaka – the capital and largest city of Bangladesh – is known the world over as the ‘City of Mosques’.
Having attracted travellers from near and far throughout the ages, Dhaka has grown into a mega city of around 15 million people and the hub of the nation's industrial, commercial, cultural, educational and political activities today. Its Muslim influence is reflected in more than 700 mosques and historic buildings found throughout the city.
Dhaka is located in the geographic centre of the country; in the great deltaic region of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. The city is within the monsoon climate zone and is in one of the world's leading rice and jute or natural raw jute growing regions. Its economy is mainly driven by the jute textile industries, muslin and cotton industries as well as food processing; in particular, rice milling.