Sundarbans

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The Sundarbans
Sun in Sunderbans.jpg
Sun in the Sundarbans
India
India
Location in Bangladesh, India and Asia
India
India
The Sundarbans (India)
India
India
The Sundarbans (Asia)
LocationKhulna Division, Bangladesh, West Bengal, India
Nearest cityKhulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Kolkata, Canning
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
Area139,500 ha (539 sq mi)
Established1991
Governing bodyGovernment of Bangladesh, Government of India
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Inscription(Unknown Session)
Official nameSundarbans Reserved Forest
Designated21 May 1992[1]

The Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world.[2] 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. "Ramsar List". Ramsar.org. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  2. 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.