capital of Islamic culture of the Asian region in 2012.
Dhaka is a city of mosques; no other cities in the world have so many mosques like Dhaka. Dhaka has a history of more than
four hundred years. A lot of mosques were built; many of the structures have historical importance.
Now Dhaka has the opportunity to draw attention to its mosques and rich Islamic history. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina
inaugurated the celebration programs on 14th July. These programs will have several phases and will continue till November.
Cultural tourism, exhibition of artworks, foods, books, calligraphy and symposium on Islamic thinkers are among the
For the Arab region Najaf city of Iraq and for the African region Niamey of Niger is being celebrated as the capital of
Islamic culture this year.