Dhaka population grows 10 pct to 142.3 million

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s population is up nearly 10 percent in a decade to 142.3 million, but growth is slowing as more women enter the labour force, the government said on Saturday. Some 300,000 officials made the headcount for the once-a-decade census, going door-to-door in every village, town and city in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.


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