Civilisational history of Bangladesh previously known as East Bengal, dates back over four millennia, to the Chalcolithic.
What is the other name of Bangladesh?
The Peoples Republic of Bangladesh Its full name is The Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. The capital and the largest city is Dhaka (formerly Dacca) .Bangladesh.Peoples Republic of Bangladesh গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ Gônoprojatontri BangladeshLegislatureJatiya SangsadIndependence from Pakistan• Declared26 March 197140 more rows
What is the name of Bangladesh before its independence?
East Pakistan In July 1971, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi openly referred to the former East Pakistan as Bangladesh. Some Pakistani and Indian officials continued to use the name East Pakistan until 16 December 1971.
What is Dhaka old name?
Dacca In 1982, the English spelling of the city was officially changed from Dacca to Dhaka. In 1983, City Corporation was created to govern Dhaka and its population reached 3,440,147 and it covered an area of 400 square kilometres.
What is the original name of Bengal?
The name of Bengal, or Bangla, is derived from the ancient kingdom of Vanga, or Banga. References to it occur in early Sanskrit literature, but its early history is obscure until the 3rd century bce, when it formed part of the extensive Mauryan empire inherited by the emperor Ashoka.
Ancient Bengal: Bengal is a 4,000 year old civilization that thrived between the banks of Ganges to Brahmaputra and sustained itself with the riches of Gangetic Delta. Remnants of earliest cities in the state date back to the Vedic Period.