Sundarbans

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The Sundarbans *
Sun in Sunderbans.jpg
Country Bangladesh
Type Natural
Criteria ix, x
Reference 798
Region ** Asia
Inscription history
Inscription 1997 (21st Session)

The Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world.[1] The Sunderbans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering parts of Khulna Division of Bangladesh.

The Sundarbans National Park is a National Park, Tiger Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve. It is in the Sundarbans delta in the Indian state of West Bengal. This region is covered by mangrove forests. It is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger.

References[change | change source]

  1. Pasha, Mostafa Kamal; Siddiqui, Neaz Ahmad (2003). "Sundarbans". In Islam, Sirajul. Banglapedia: national chakra encyclopedia of Bangladesh chakra. Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. ISBN 984-32-0576-6. http://banglapedia.net/HT/S_0602.HTM.