Bangladesh (/ˈbɑːŋɡlədɛʃ/, /ˌbɑːŋɡləˈdɛʃ/, i/ˌbæŋɡləˈdɛʃ/, /ˌbʌŋɡləˈdɛʃ/ ; Bengali: বাংলাদেশ, pronounced: [ˈbaŋlad̪eʃ] ( listen)), officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh (গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh), is a country in South Asia. It is located on the fertile Ganges-Brahmaputra delta and forms part of the ancient and historic region of Bengal. The name Bangladesh means "Country of Bengal" in the official Bengali language. To its south lies the Bay of Bengal, while it is bordered by the Republic of India on the north, west and east, and Burma (Myanmar) to the southeast. It is separated from Nepal and Bhutan by India's narrow Siliguri corridor and is situated in geographical proximity to China. With a population of over 160 million people, Bangladesh is the world's eighth most populous country as well as one of the world's most densely populated countries. It is home to the fourth largest population in the Muslim world.