Population Statistics


Total Population


Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

30 November 2007

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Constitution of Bangladesh (1972, last amended 2013)

Updated: June 2015

Article 65, section 2 states:

Parliament shall consist of three hundred members to be elected in accordance with law from single territorial constituencies by direct election and, for so long as clause (3) is effective, the members provided for in that clause; the member shall be designated as Members of Parliament.


Article 122 states:

(1) The elections to Parliament shall be on the basis of adult franchise.

(2) A person shall be entitled to be enrolled on the electoral roll for a constituency delimited the purpose of election to Parliament, if he:

(a) is a citizen of Bangladesh;

(b) is not less than eighteen years of age;

(c) does not stand declared by a competent court to be of unsound mind;

(d) or is deemed by law to be a resident of that constituency; and e. has not been convicted of any offence under the Bangladesh Collaborators (Special Tribunals) Order, 1972


Excerpts from the Constitution of Bangladesh (1972, last amended 2013)