capital of Bangladesh, in the WC part: pop. 11,726,000
See Dhaka in American Heritage Dictionary 4
The capital and largest city of Bangladesh, in the east-central part of the country. It was the Mogul capital of Bengal in the 17th century and came under British rule in 1765. After India achieved independence in 1947, Dhaka was made the capital of East Pakistan, which became Bangladesh in 1971. Population: 6,480,000.