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Sundarbans Delta Complex of the Bay of Bengal, India and Bangladesh – February 17th, 2011

21.5N 89.1E

February 17th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments, Wetlands

Bangladesh - January 16th, 2011

This image focuses on the Sundarban Delta complex of the Bay of Bengal. The Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world.

The forest lies in the vast delta on the Bay of Bengal formed by the super confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers across Saiyan southern Bangladesh and West Bengal, India.

The seasonally-flooded Sundarbans freshwater swamp forests lie inland from the mangrove forests on the coastal fringe. The forest covers 10,000 sq.km. of which about 6,000 are in Bangladesh.

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