A Place in Bangladesh called Matlab

As someone who does scientific computing, I was aware of the Matlab software package. I was therefore astonished to discover that Matlab is also the name of an area in Bangladesh.

I first read about it an an article in The Economist about population growth and fertility rates, where Matlab is aptly being used for a scientific experiment:

Between 1974 and 1996, Bangladesh turned a district called Matlab into a giant demographic experiment: some villages and households got family planning, others did not.