National symbols of Bangladesh

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The National symbols of Bangladesh (Bengali:বাংলাদেশের জাতীয় প্রতীকসমূহ); consisting most of symbols to represent Bangladeshi traditions and ideals that reflect the different aspects of the cultural life and history. Bangladesh has several official national symbols including a historic document, a flag, an emblem, an anthem, memorial towers as well as several national heroes. There are also several additional other patriotic symbols including the national animal, bird, flower and tree... They are listed here respectively.

Other Bangladeshi National and Official symbols[change | change source]

"(Official name) গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ Gônôprôjatôntri Bangladesh
People's Republic of Bangladesh".
The State religion is Islam, but with the equal status and equal right in the practice of the Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and other religions.[1]

Symbol Name Image References
National personification Banga Mata ("Mother Bengal") Bharat Mata by Abanindranath Tagore.jpg [2]
National flag Flag of Bangladesh ("Red-Green") Flag of Bangladesh.svg [3]
National emblem National emblem of Bangladesh National emblem of Bangladesh.svg [4][5]
Government seal Government seal of Bangladesh Government Seal of Bangladesh.svg [6][7][8]
Revolutionary leader ("Friend of Bengal") Bangabandhu/Bongobondhu, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ("Jatira janak") Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1950.jpg [9]
Mother of the Nation ("Jatira maa") First Lady Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib No image available.svg
National Islamic saint Hazrat Shah Jalal No image available.svg
National hero ("The First Bangladeshi defender") Muhammad Ataul Gani Osmani ("Bangabir/Bongobir") No image available.svg
National poet ("Rebel poet") Kazi Nazrul Islam ("Bidrohi Kobi") Nazrul.jpg
National anthem Amar Shonar Bangla ("National Song")
[10]
National slogan/National War Cry Joy Bangla ("Victory to Bengal" or "Hail Bengal") জয় বাংলা.svg [11]
Nationalised language Bangla ("Officialised language") বাংলা.svg [12][13][14]
National Official map of Great Bengal Survey of Bangladesh Map of Bengal.svg
National epic "The Triumph of the Snake Goddess" No image available.svg
Iconic symbol Red disc ("Official") ("The Rising Sun") Disc Plain red.svg
National passport Bangladeshi passport Bangladeshi Passport Cover.jpg
National airline Biman ("Flag carrier") Biman Bangladesh B777-300ER (S2-AFP) landing at Shahjalal International Airport.jpg
National currency Taka (৳/Tk. BDT)
National dresses ("Bangladeshi garments") Shari ("female") Lungi ("male") Fresher's Reception 2011 at CCPC (03).jpg
LungiBoypagne crop.jpg
[15][16]
National media and film industry Dhallywood Bangladesh film clapperboard.svg
National calendar Bengali calendar Bengali month Ashar.jpg
National flower Hairy or Pink Water-lily/Shapla Nymphaea pubescens JNTBGRI.jpg
National trees Banyan fig - Mango tree ("Cultural") Banyan Tree Bangladesh.jpg
110 years ancient mango tree of Gopalganj, Bangladesh.jpg
[17][18]
National fruit Jackfruit ("Official") (Artocarpus heterophyllus) Jack fruits on Simhachalam Hills 01.jpg [19]
National vegetable Chili pepper Red Chillies.jpg
National dishes ("Traditional cuisine") Korma/Fish, Rice & Curry বেঙেনা আৰু আলুৰ সৈতে মাছৰ আঞ্জা.jpg
Chicken Korma 1.jpg
National crops ("Agrarian and Staple") Jute/Rice Jute Field.jpg
Rice Field.jpg
National beverage Tea ("National drink") Red Tea.jpg
National sweet Rossomalai Bengali Rasmalai.PNG
National pet Red-breasted parakeet/Moustached parakeet Red-breasted parakeet.jpg
National animal Bengal tiger ("National predator") Panthera tigris.jpg
National bird Oriental magpie-robin Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis)- Male calling in the rain at Kolkata I IMG 3746.jpg
National aquatic marine mammals Dugong
Ganges river dolphin
Dugong.jpg
Platanista gangetica noaa.jpg
National social mammal Phayre's leaf langur Phayre's Leaf Monkey calling.jpg
National bird of prey Pallas's fish eagle/Band-tailed fish eagle ("Insignia of BAF") Bindenseeadler, Pallas's Fish Eagle.JPG
National heritage animal Sloth bear Bear95.jpg
National heritage bird White-breasted waterhen The White Breasted Waterhen.jpg
National butterfly Golden birdwing Male Golden Birdwing butterfly.jpg
National fish Illish Herring/Hilsha Ilish.JPG
National insect Common Black House Ant/Tramp Ant Ochetellus glaber casent0178874 profile 1.jpg
National amphibian Theobald's ranid frog/Leaf Rain frog Hylarana tytleri 02.jpg
National reptiles Ganges River Crocodile/Fish-Eating Crocodile
Indian softshell turtle/Ganges softshell turtle
Gavial-du-gange.jpg
Indian softshell turtle (Nilssonia gangetica) Babai River.jpg
National rivers Padma River/Jamuna River ("National Breadbasket of Bangladesh") Boat on Jamuna River.jpg
Sky & river before sunset(Padma river).jpg
National peak Keokradong Goodmorning Keokaradang (6830453822).jpg
National gemstone Gold ("National mineral") Gold Pan.jpg
National sport ("Traditional") Ha-du-du ("Official") Kabadi.jpg
National dance Peacock dance ("Oreintal dance") Peacock Dance at Epiphany Centre.jpg
National instrument Dotara ("Folk instrument") Bangladesh dotara.JPG
National fort Lal Bagh Qila ("Red Fort Garden") Dhaka LalbaghFort 07Feb15 MG 5777.jpg
National heritage ("Historical") Somapura Mahavihara ("Great Buddhist Stupa") পাহাড়পুর বৌদ্ধ বিহার 22.jpg
Nationalised mosque Baitul Mukarram Baitul Mukarram (Arabic, بيت المكرّم; Bengali, বায়তুল মুকাররম; The Holy House).jpg
National shrine of Bangladesh Hazrat Shah Jalal Mazar ("Sylhet") Shah Jalal Mazar at Sylhet.JPG
National temple of Bangladesh ("Bengalese Sacred Site") Goddess of Dhaka ("Hindu") Hindu Temple in Dhaka.jpg
National monastery of Bangladesh (Bengalese Buddhist Temple) Buddha Dhatu Jadi/Temple Dam of the Monkeys ("National Golden Temple of Bangladesh") Bandarban Golden Temple.jpg
National park Ramna Park (Public) Ramna park, Dhaka, Bangladesh .jpg
National mausoleum Mausoleum of three leaders Tomb Of Three Leader 3.A.M.R.jpg
National tower ("Column of Independence") Swadhinata Stambha ("Independence monument") Swadhinata Stambha in 2014.jpg
National monuments Shaheed Minar, Dhaka - National Martyrs’ Memorial - Martyred Intellectuals Memorial Shaheed Minar.JPG
Bangladesh National Martyrs' Memorial Monument.JPG
Martyr's intellectual monument at Rayerbazar.jpg
National library National library of Bangladesh No image available.svg
National museum Bangladesh National Museum Bangladesh National Museum (01).jpg
National passageway ("Traditional Sea-route") Bay of Bengal ("National Pass of Bangladesh") The Lonely Boat.jpg
National beating retreat or Flags lowering ceremony Friendship parade ("Indo-Bengal Border") India and Bangladesh Flags.JPG

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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