Dhaka City:(ঢাকা) is the largest city and the capital of Bangladesh. It is one of the most occupied cities in the world. There are seventy million people are living around Dhaka city. Dhaka lies along the east bank of the Buriganga River. The city is a heart of the entire country. Its name was romanized as Dacca until 1983. It is the major city in the Bengal region. Dhaka was the Mughal capital of Bengal. Its name was Jahangir Nagar in the 17th century. It was an international business centre and the core of the worldwide muslin and silk trade.
Dhaka covers a total area of three hundred square kilometers. It consists of forty nine thanas. Some of these are Wari, Hazaribagh, Ramna, Motijheel, Paltan, Dhanmondi, Mohammadpur, Tejgaon, Nakhalpara, Panthapath, New Market, Azampur, Khilkhet, Mirpur, Baridhara, Dhaka Cantonment, Badda, Khilgaon and Sher-e-Bangla Nagar. Dhaka has one hundred and thirty wards and seven hundred and twenty five mohallas.
Dhaka is familiar with a wet, hot, and humid tropical climate. Dhaka has a lot of tourist place. Some of these are Ramna Park, Shishu Park, National Botanical Garden, Suhrawardy Udyan, Chandrima Uddan, Gulshan Park, Baldha Garden and Dhaka Zoo. There are some beautiful lakes surrounding the city. These are as Dhanmondi Lake, Banani Lake, Baridhara-Gulshan Lake, Uttara Lake, Hatirjheel-Begunbari Lake and Crescent Lake. These lakes beautify the Dhaka city.
The Dhaka city was founded on 1st August in 1864. It upgraded to Corporation in 1978. The Dhaka City Corporation is an independent corporation in Bangladesh. Now there are two parts of Dhaka City Corporation as Dhaka North City Corporation and Dhaka South City Corporation. A lot of corporate organizations are organizing their activities. Though this city is much crowed people are maintain their livelihood with their own way.
Dhaka city is the city of Mosque. A lot of mosques are built here and there in this city. Many private and public universities are located here. The Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is situated beside this city. Numerous hotels and motels are raising their business and offering international hospitality services. However, Dhaka is the path of the development of Bangladesh. It consists of a lot of ancient history of Bangladesh.