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Curzon Hall (University of Dhaka - Photo: 2000 Copyright act of Bangladesh (License-cc-by-sa-2.5)
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It is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh and the Dhaka Division. The city has a population of approximately 7 million inhabitants and the metropolitan region 12,8 million, estimates for 2008. Located on the northern bank of the Buriganga River, it is known as the 'City of Mesquitas'. Its main monuments are the former palace of Ahsan Manzil, the unfinished Lalbagh Fort, built in 1678, the Hoseni Dalan mosque, and the national museum. An old trade center, the history of Dhaka dates back to the 1765th century, but the city begins to gain importance when it became the capital of the province of Bengal, during the Mughal rule. Ceded to the British in 1947, it became the capital of East Pakistan in 1971 and the current Republic of Bangladesh in XNUMX. Islam is the dominant religion of the population of Dhaka, with most of them belonging to the Sunni sect ....FIND OUT MORE
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