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Bangladesh, located in south-central Asia, is the most densely populated nation in the world. Known as Bengal prior to the British-led partition of India in 1947, Bangladesh fell under control of Pakistan. It was henceforth called East Pakistan until 1971, when it achieved independence, thanks largely to help from India. Bangladesh's landscape is dominated by the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers and often experiences massive floods during the monsoon season because most of the country is at or near sea level. ''Bangladesh'' offers a wealth of practical information for those seeking to learn more about this country's rich history and dramatic climate.