Bangladesh census to be digitisedBy IANS
Friday, August 27, 2010
DHAKA - Bangladesh, one of the world’s most densely populated nations, will conduct its census next March and the process will be implemented using digital methods for more accuracy.
Planning Minister A.K. Khandker Thursday said the population and housing census, an exercise undertaken every 10 years, will be held across the country in March.
It will be the fifth exercise since the country’s independence, United News of Bangladesh (UNB) news agency reported.
The country’s population was 76,398,000 in 1974, went up to 89,912,000 in 1981, reached 111,455,185 in 1991 and rose to 130,522,598 in 2001, New Age newspaper said.
The estimates of 2009 place the population at 156 million.