Swatch of No Ground Marine Protected Area

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Swatch of No Ground Marine Protected Area
A men doing his daily duty in middle of Bay of Bengal sea.jpg
Map showing the location of Swatch of No Ground Marine Protected Area
Map showing the location of Swatch of No Ground Marine Protected Area
Location of Swatch of No Ground in Bangladesh
LocationBay of Bengal, Bangladesh
Nearest cityBagerhat
Coordinates21°15′00″N 89°28′00″E / 21.2500°N 89.4667°E / 21.2500; 89.4667Coordinates: 21°15′00″N 89°28′00″E / 21.2500°N 89.4667°E / 21.2500; 89.4667
Area173,800 hectares
Established2014
Governing bodyForest Department (Bangladesh)

Swatch of No Ground Marine Protected Area is a protected wildlife sanctuary in the Bay of Bengal. It was established on 26 October 2014. The sanctuary covers an area of 163,600 hectares (429,000 acres).[1] It is located at Swatch of No Ground, which is considered to be the deepest underwater trench in the Bay of Bengal.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "বন্যপ্রানী অভয়ারণ্য" [Wildlife Sanctuary]. জীববৈচিত্র্য ও বন্যপ্রাণী সংরক্ষণ (in Bengali). 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  2. Morphological features in the Bay of Bengal URL accessed 21 January 2007.