STATUS: Independent nation. Formerly under the jurisdiction of Pakistan (1947-1971), and also part of British India (pre-1947).
PRONOUNCED: BANG la desh
WORLD LOCATION: Southern Asia
FIRST LICENSE PLATES IN USE: 1971
GRAPHICS USED: Most Bangladesh plates are hand painted on flat steel, although some cast aluminum plates are known. Plates have characters in all Bengali script. Color codes are as follows:
Passenger - white on black
Government - white on red
Government Corporations - white on medium blue
Foreign Personnel - black on yellow
Buses and Taxis - black on white
Motorcycles - white on black, but smaller in size
The President has a round gold crest on his vehicle, with the national coat-of-arms.
PLATES ARE: Owner provided.
SINGLE PLATES OR PAIRS: Pairs
OVAL: BD ISO: BGD
CARS DRIVE ON: Left
Header plate photo from the PL8S photo archive.
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