Sundarbans

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Sundarbans
Sun in Sunderbans.jpg
Sun in the Sundarbans
The Sundarbans
The Sundarbans
Location in Bangladesh
LocationKhulna Division, Bangladesh
Nearest cityKhulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat
Coordinates21°57′N 89°11′E / 21.950°N 89.183°E / 21.950; 89.183Coordinates: 21°57′N 89°11′E / 21.950°N 89.183°E / 21.950; 89.183
Governing bodyGovernment of Bangladesh
Official nameSundarbans Reserved Forest
Designated21 May 1992
Reference no.560 [1]
Official nameSundarban Wetland
Designated30 January 2019
Reference no.2370 [2]
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official nameThe Sundarbans
LocationKhulna Division, Bangladesh
Includes
CriteriaNatural: (ix)(x)
Reference798
Inscription1997 (21st Session)
Area139,500 ha (539 sq mi)
Coordinates21°57′N 89°11′E / 21.950°N 89.183°E / 21.950; 89.183

The Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world.[3] The Sunderbans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering parts of Khulna Division of Bangladesh. This is because it is made up of lots of cities.[what does this mean?]


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. "Sundarbans Reserved Forest". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  2. "Sundarban Wetland". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  3. Pasha, Mostafa Kamal; Siddiqui, Neaz Ahmad (2003). "Sundarbans". In Islam, Sirajul (ed.). Banglapedia: national chakra encyclopedia of Bangladesh chakra. Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. ISBN 984-32-0576-6.