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also Dac·ca  (dăk′ə, dä′kə)
The capital and largest city of Bangladesh, in the east-central part of the country. It was the Mughal capital of Bengal in the 1600s 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.


(ˈdækə) or


(Placename) the capital of Bangladesh, in the E central part: capital of Bengal (1608–39; 1660–1704) and of East Pakistan (1949–71); jute and cotton mills; university (1921). Pop: 12 560 000 (2005 est)


or Dac•ca

(ˈdæk ə, ˈdɑ kə)

the capital of Bangladesh, in the central part. 3,839,000.
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Noun1.Dhaka - the capital and largest city of BangladeshDhaka - the capital and largest city of Bangladesh
Bangla Desh, Bangladesh, East Pakistan, People's Republic of Bangladesh - a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971
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