Bangladesh is a Muslim-majority country that borders almost exclusively with India, except for a small portion facing Myanmar to the south-east, towards the Gulf of Bengal. Here, 163 million people compete for the emerging lands stretching over an alluvial plain at an altitude of 12 metres above sea level. It is a very delicate environment, on the front line of climate change, where a residential density of 1,278 people per square kilometre (one of the highest in the world) is compounded by the constant erosion caused by the rising water levels.

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