Cox's Bazar

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Cox's Bazar
'কক্সবাজার'
City
Skyline of Cox's Bazar
Cox's Bazar is located in Bangladesh
Cox's Bazar
Cox's Bazar
Location of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 21°35′0″N 92°01′0″E / 21.58333°N 92.01667°E / 21.58333; 92.01667
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Cox's Bazar District
Area
 • City 6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2007 est.)Total population represents population in city and metro represents entire district.[1]
 • City 51,918
 • Density 7,579.27/km2 (19,630.2/sq mi)
 • Metro 120,480
Time zone BST (UTC+6)

Cox's Bazar is a town, a fishing port and district headquarters in Bangladesh. It is known for its wide sandy beach. It is the world's longest natural sandy sea beach.[2][3][4] It is 150 km south of the port Chittagong. Cox’s Bazar is also known by the name "Panowa". The modern Cox's Bazar gets its name from Captain Hiram Cox (died 1799), an officer serving in British India.

Today, Cox's Bazar is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Bangladesh. It has not yet become a major international tourist destination.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Area, Population and Literacy Rate by Paurashava −2001" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2008. 
  2. "The Longest Beach". Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  3. "Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - the World's Longest Beach 120km". Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  4. "World's longest beach hidden in Bangladesh". The Sydney Morning Herald. 31 January 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-10.