November 03, 2007

Bangladesh Miracle

Have you heard about Miracle that has happened in Bangladesh over the last 30 years? No? Bangladesh has the highest population density among the worlds big countries, today, Bangladesh has more people than Russia. But the area is smaller than Florida.

So what is the Miracle? In 1970 an average women in Bangladesh gave birth to 7 children, and on of four of them died before the age of five. But after independence from Pakistan in 1971 things has improved. See Hans Rosling's GapCast to see how much.

Here is the wikipedia entry for Hans Rosling and information about the Gapminder project.

Via Aumit Ahmed


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