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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.
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(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)
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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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Earlier in the day, Bangabandhu Parishad arranged a press conference at its Kalabagan central office here.
According to The Daily Star newspaper, a team of the Detective Branch of the police conducted simultaneous drives in Paltan, Nikunja, Kalabagan and Bangshal areas of the city on Friday and Saturday and arrested the 16 people after being tipped off about their whereabouts.
Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon inaugurated the area-based bus service at the Kalabagan Bus Stand.
During the period, there will be no gas supply in residential, commercial, industrial and CNG customers in Mirpur, Shyamoli, Manipuripara, Agargaon, Mohammadpur, Dhanmondi, Kalabagan, Hajaribag, BUET, Dhaka University area, Shahbag, Green Road, areas of entire Old Dhaka, Gopibag, Shamibag, Rampura, Banasree, Nandipara, Maghbazar, Siddheshwari, Shegunbagicha, Mintu Road, Tejgaon, Khilgaon, Basabo , Motijheel and Kamlapur.