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ˈdæk ə, ˈdɑ kədha·ka

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  1. Dhaka, Dacca, capital of Bangladeshnoun

    the capital and largest city of Bangladesh


  1. Dhakanoun

    The capital city of Bangladesh. Population (2000) = 3,839,000.


  1. Dhakanoun

    The capital of Bangladesh.

  2. Etymology: From ঢাকা


  1. Dhaka

    Dhaka ( DAH-kə or DAK-ə; Bengali: ঢাকা, romanized: Ḍhākā, Bengali pronunciation: [ˈɖʱaka]), formerly known as Dacca, is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. It was established by the Mughal Empire as Jahangirnagar in 1610 as well as capital of Bengal Subah. It is the sixth largest and seventh most densely populated city in the world with a population of 10.2 million residents as of 2022, and a population of over 22.4 million residents in the Greater Dhaka Area. According to a Demographia survey, Dhaka has the most densely populated built-up urban area in the world, and is popularly described as such in the news media. Dhaka is one of the major cities of South Asia and a major global Muslim-majority city. Dhaka ranks 39th in the world and 3rd in South Asia in terms of urban GDP. As part of the Bengal delta, the city is bounded by the Buriganga River, Turag River, Dhaleshwari River and Shitalakshya River. The city holds the distinction as the world's largest Bengali-speaking city. The area of Dhaka has been inhabited since the first millennium. An early modern city developed from the 17th century as a provincial capital and commercial centre of the Mughal Empire. Dhaka was the capital of a proto-industrialised Mughal Bengal for 75 years (1608–39 and 1660–1704). It was the hub of the muslin trade in Bengal and one of the most prosperous cities in the world. The Mughal city was named Jahangirnagar (City of Jahangir) in honour of the erstwhile ruling emperor Jahangir. The city's wealthy Mughal elite included princes and the sons of Mughal emperors. The pre-colonial city's glory peaked in the 17th and 18th centuries when it was home to merchants from across Eurasia. The Port of Dhaka was a major trading post for both riverine and seaborne trade. The Mughals decorated the city with well-laid gardens, tombs, mosques, palaces and forts. The city was once called the Venice of the East. Under British rule, the city saw the introduction of electricity, railways, cinemas, Western-style universities and colleges and a modern water supply. It became an important administrative and educational centre in the British Raj, as the capital of Eastern Bengal and Assam province after 1905. In 1947, after the end of British rule, the city became the administrative capital of East Pakistan. It was declared the legislative capital of Pakistan in 1962. In 1971, after the Liberation War, it became the capital of independent Bangladesh. In 2008, Dhaka celebrated 400 years as a municipal city.A beta-global city, Dhaka is the centre of political, economic and culture life in Bangladesh. It is the seat of the Government of Bangladesh, many Bangladeshi companies and leading Bangladeshi educational, scientific, research and cultural organizations. Since its establishment as a modern capital city; the population, area and social and economic diversity of Dhaka have grown tremendously. The city is now one of the most densely industrialized regions in the country. The city accounts for 35% of Bangladesh's economy. The Dhaka Stock Exchange has over 750 listed companies. Dhaka hosts over 50 diplomatic missions as well as the headquarters of BIMSTEC, CIRDAP and the International Jute Study Group. Dhaka has a renowned culinary heritage. The city's culture is known for its rickshaws, biryani, art festivals and religious diversity. The old city is home to around 2000 buildings from the Mughal and British periods. Since 1947, the city saw significant growth in its publishing industry, including the emergence of a thriving press. In Bengali literature, Dhaka's heritage has been reflected in the works of Akhteruzzaman Elias, Tahmima Anam, Shazia Omar and other Bangladeshi writers.


  1. dhaka

    Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh, located in the center of the country along the Buriganga River. It is the largest city in Bangladesh and serves as the country's economic, political, and cultural hub. Dhaka is known for its vibrant urban life, rich history, and diverse culture. It is also one of the world's most densely populated cities.


  1. Dhaka

    Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. It is a megacity and one of the major cities of South Asia. Located on the east banks of the Buriganga River in the Ganges delta, Dhaka has an estimated population of more than 12 million people, making it the largest city in Bangladesh and the 9th largest city in the world. It is known as the City of Mosques, and with 400,000 cycle-rickshaws running on its streets every day, the city is described as the Rickshaw Capital of the World. Dhaka is also one of the world's most densely populated cites. Dhaka has been continuously inhabited for more than a millennium. The Old City of Dhaka was founded in the 17th century as the Mughal capital of Bengal. It was known as Jahangir Nagar and served as the centre of the worldwide muslin trade. The modern city, however, developed chiefly under British rule in the 19th century. After the partition of British India, Dhaka became the administrative capital of East Pakistan, and later, in 1971, the capital of independent Bangladesh. During the intervening period, the city witnessed widespread upheaval and turmoil, including many impositions of martial law, political uprisings and mass civil disobedience movements, and the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dhaka in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dhaka in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of dhaka in a Sentence

  1. Moinul Khan:

    We recovered the gold both in the form of bar and ornaments from Son Young Nam, the First Secretary of the North Korean Embassy in Dhaka.

  2. El Corte:

    They were supposed to come to Dhaka on July 13, but after the attack they canceled the visit, this meeting was vital for me. I tried to convince them to meet somewhere else, but they said they had already shifted the order to China.

  3. Moinul Khan:

    We recovered the gold both in the form of bars and ornaments from Son Young Nam, the First Secretary of the North Korean Embassy in Dhaka.

  4. Sandy Valdivieso:

    When the flight attendant said we were heading to Dhaka, we believed that this was how you pronounced 'Dakar' with a Turkish accent.

  5. John Quinley:

    Dhaka should end its detention of refugees on Bhasan Char and grant freedom of movement for all people on the island, the reports of Rohingya dying while trying to flee the island by boat are extremely alarming.

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