1.  Area of Bangladesh
    147570sq.km

2.  Total population (January 1999)
    128.1 million

3.  GDP (1998-99)
    755.73 billion Tk.

4.  GDP Growth rate (1998-99)
    5.2%

5.  Agricultural Growth rate (1998-99)
    5.0%

6.  No. of Rural Household
    17.83 million

7.  No. of non-Farm Household
    6.03 million

8.  No. of Farm Household
    11.80 million


9.  No. of Agril. Labor Household
    6.40 million

10. Small Household
    80% (9.42 million)

11. Medium Household
    17.50% (2.08) million)

12. Large Household
    2.50% (0.3 million)

13. Cultivated Area
    17.77 million acres

14. Cultivated Area per Household
    1.5 acres

15. Cropping Intensity (1996-97)
    174%

16. Irrigation Area
    8.59 million acres

Source: Statistical Year Book of Bangladesh, 98, BBS.