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Bangladesh resources and industries
88°E

90°E

NEPAL

92°E

94°E

maP tiP In the legend below,
26°N
resources and industries are
divided into three categories.

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26°N

50

0

Rangpur

0

50

96°E

100 Miles
100 Kilometers

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Dhaka

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W

24°N

Steel

M

24°N

J
J
Ja
Ja
Jamuna R.

Rajshahi

M YA N M A R

Crops

E

Tropic of Cancer

Potatoes

Tobacco

Rice and jute

Khulna

Tea

Rice

S

Wheat

Sugarcane

Steel

Major Industries
Garments

Chittagong
22°N

22°N

M YA N M A R

Bangladesh has also built several
industries. New factories produce paper,
cement, and steel. (Locate them on the
NGWG_SE_U09_C18_S3.3_M003
HB38 3.3 Bangladesh: Resources above.)
resources map
Second Proof
11/09/10

Garment manufacturing-shown in
the photo at left-has been particularly
successful. In fact, garments are the
country's largest export. Most of the
employees in the garment industry are
women, and today the clothing they
produce is sold in countries around the
world. This economic progress gives hope
for a brighter future for Bangladesh.

Before You move on
Summarize What are two strategies that
Bangladesh has used to develop its economy?

Natural gas
Fish

Bay of Bengal
90°E

Paper

Natural Resources

(B U R M A)

88°E

Steel Steel

Cement

Shrimp
92°E

94°E

96°E

ongoing assessment

M ap L ab

GeoJournal
GeoJournal

1. human-environment interaction What
natural resource appears most frequently on
the map? How would this natural resource
contribute to building industries in Bangladesh?
2. Write a Paragraph Pick one resource on the
map. Write a paragraph that explains where
that resource is located in Bangladesh and why
it might be important to Bangladesh's economy.
Share your paragraph with classmates.
3. make inferences How has a lack
of education interfered with economic
development in Bangladesh?
4. make generalizations Why do you think
that the garment industry has grown so quickly
in Bangladesh?
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