Dhaka, also spelled Dacca, city and capital of Bangladesh. It is located just north of the Buriganga River, a channel of the Dhaleswari River, in the south-central part of the country. Dhaka is Bangladesh’s most populous city and is one of the largest metropolises in South Asia.
Old Dhaka. Old Dhaka (in Bengali, পুরনো ঢাকা ) is a term used to refer to the historic old city of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It was founded in 1608 as Jahangir Nagar, the capital of Mughal Name.
In 1610, Dhaka was announced by Subedar Islam Khan as capital of Mughal Bangla. He renamed Jahangir Nagar. to Dhaka Bengal.
Dhaka is famous for its cottage industries (especially confectioneries) and handicrafts (particularly filigree work, embroidery, and shell carving). In the late 19th cent., competition from British cloth virtually ended the manufacture of Dhaka’s world-renowned muslins.
At present there are over 200 high-rise buildings in the city and many under construction. City Centre is currently the tallest building in Dhaka, as well as Bangladesh. It rises up to a height of 171 meters (561 ft).