National Symbols:

National parliament of Bangladesh

National Assembly

Jatiyo Sangshad or National Assembly is the national parliament of Bangladesh. The current parliament of Bangladesh contains 300 seats, the occupants of which are called Members of Parliament or MPs. The last national election was January 10, 2001 and, under normal conditions, elections are called every five years.The parliament itself is housed in the Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban an architectural masterpiece designed by Louis Kahn.

National Flower of Bangladesh

Water Lilly (Shapla)

The Nymphaeaceae (water lilies) belong to the Order Nymphaeales. They are tuberous plants that are rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on the water surface. The leaves are round, with a radial notch in Nymphaea and Nuphar, but fully circular in Victoria.The white water lily is the national flower of Bangladesh.

National animal of Bangladesh

Royal Bengla Tiger

The Bengal Tiger or Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is a subspecies of tiger found through the rainforests and grasslands of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, India and Nepal. Its fur is orange-brown with black stripes.Male Bengal Tigers measure 2.7 to 3.1 m (8.86 to 10.17 ft) in length, weigh 180 to 258 kg (418 to 569 lb).The average female Bengal Tiger is approximately 2.5 m (8 ft) in length and weighs about 140 kg (300 lb).

National Bird of Bangladesh

Peafowl (Doyel)

The magpies are medium to large, often colorful and noisy passerine birds of the crow family, Corvidae. In Chinese, the magpie is called the “Bird of Happiness” or “Magpie of Happiness”. It is a popular Chinese belief that magpies overhead bring luck and happiness.

National fruit of Bangladesh

Jack Fruit (Kanthal)

The Jackfruit (Bengali: Kanthal) taxonomic name Artocarpus heterophyllus. is a species of tree and its fruit, widely grown in Southeast-Asia and Brazil. The jackfruit is in the mulberry family Moraceae, and thought to be native to India and Bangladesh. It is the national fruit of Bangladesh.

National fish of Bangladesh


Hilsa, also pronounced Ilish is the national fish of Bangladesh and also relished in India’s Bengali and Oriya speaking populace.Hilsa is mainly available in the Bangladesh rivers Padma, Meghna and Jamuna. Those from Padma are considered to be the best in taste.

National Tree of Bangladesh


The national fruit, flower, fish, bird and animal were selected in 1974 when national tree was not selected although most countries across the world had their national trees. Sources at the ministry of forests said the concept of selecting national tree came in light when the contribution of trees to maintaining ecological balance and facing climate change challenges came up discussion prominently in the recent days.