Dhaka, Jul 16 (bdnews24.com) – Bangladesh’s population stands at 152.5 million now, reveals the final results of the 5th Population and Housing Census 2011 released at Bangabhaban on Monday, a year after the preliminary counts.
The latest report shows 1,015 people live in one square kilometre in Bangladesh and to be precise the population of the country is 152,518,015.
President Mohammad Zillur Rahman released the census report prepared by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics that showed the population grew by 1.37 percent annually in the last decade, 0.21 percentage point less from the 2001’s 1.58 percent.
The results were released simultaneously from all district headquarters.
The President said the information found in the census would be ‘very useful’ in ensuing balance distribution of national resources, demarcation of electoral constituencies, and fixing quotas for jobs and others services. READ MORE.