City on the banks of the Buriganga River in proximity of the bay of Bengal.
Dhaka is known as 'the City of Mosques and Muslin'. There are several hundred mosques: Baitull Mukarram-National Mosque, the seven Domed Mosque (17th century), Star Mosque (18th century) , Chawkbazar Mosque and Huseni Dalan Mosque.
In in 1972 Dhaka became the capital of an independent Bangladesh. bangladesh-parliament.org
Dhake is 400 years old, but the modern city was developed chiefly under British rule in the 19th century and was the second-largest city in Bengal after Calcutta. In 2005 around 15 million people live in Dhaka, which housed only a million persons 30 years earlier.
dhaka-bangladesh.com - dhakacourier.com - dhakacity.org
Stock Exchange: dsebd.org
major cities near Dhaka: