Welcome to Our Official Website

You are welcome to the official website of the High Commission of Bangladesh in Abuja, Nigeria.

This site is intended primarily to provide you with helpful information about the services and activities of the Mission as well as Bangladesh's bilateral relations with Nigeria. It lists contact points for various services that the Mission provides.

This website also makes available various consular forms for downloading along with relevant guidelines required by Bangladesh nationals in Nigeria as well as Nigerian nationals and foreigners who wish to travel to Bangladesh.

The site provides links to other sites, both government and non-government, which give detailed information on Bangladesh. We hope that everyone visiting this site will find it useful.

Please feel free to email us if you have any suggestion.

About the High Commission

Bangladesh and Nigeria enjoy cordial bilateral relations. Bangladesh High Commission, opened on 24 November, 2016, works to maintain and broaden this relationship which is characterized by successful cooperation across a wide range of political, economic, cultural, education and security issues.

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  • Bangabandhu Corner

    The High Commission has chalked out elaborate programmes to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with due honor and festivity (Mujib Borsho or MUJIB YEAR, 17 March,2020-17 March,2021). As a part of the year-long celebratory programmes, Bangabandhu Corner has been launched near the Guest Area at the Chancery. The area assumed a festive look which is beautifully decorated with Bangabandhu's portraits, banner, posters, balloons, colourful paper-made chains and other glittering materials. Bangabandhu Corner is also equipped with historic pictures and publications, which will enlighten the visitors and interested readers about the philosophy, ideology, sacrifice, and the struggles of the Father of the Nation.

  • Photo Gallery of Bangabandhu Corner

Bangladesh at a glance

Historical Background

Remnants of civilization in the greater Bengal region date back four thousand years, when the region was settled by Dravidian, Tibeto-Burman, and Austro-Asiatic peoples. The exact origin of the word `Bangla’ or `Bengal’ is unknown, though it is believed to be derived from Bang (Sanskrit Vanga), the Dravidian-speaking tribe that settled in the area around the year 1000 BC.
The Kingdom of Gangaridai was founded as early as in the seventh century BC, which later merged with Bihar under the Magadha, Nanda, Mauryan and Sunga Empires. Bengal was later part of the Gupta Empire and Harsha Empire from the third to the sixth centuries AD. Following its collapse, a dynamic Bangalee named Shashanka founded an impressive yet short-lived kingdom. Shashanka is considered the first independent king in the history of Bangladesh. After a period of anarchy, the Buddhist Pala dynasty ruled the region for four hundred years commonly referred to as the `Golden Age of Bengal’. This was followed by a shorter reign of the Hindu Sena dynasty.


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Bangladesh Culture

Bangladesh is a melting pot of races. She, therefore, has a mixed culture. Her deep rooted heritage is amply reflected in her architecture, literature, dance, drama, music and painting

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Bangladesh Tourism

Bangladesh offers many tourist attractions, including archaeological sites, historical mosques and monuments, longest natural beach in the world, picturesque landscape...

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