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Rivers Crossing Sundarbans and Barguna District, Bangladesh

22.0N 89.8E

February 10th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Bangladesh - January 7th, 2012

Visible along the left edge of this APM image of southern Bangladesh is the easternmost part of the Sundarbans, the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. The Sundarban forest lies in the vast delta on the Bay of Bengal formed by the super confluence of the Padma, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers across Saiyan southern Bangladesh. The seasonally-flooded Sundarbans freshwater swamp forests lie inland from the mangrove forests on the coastal fringe.

The Sundarbans is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests. Here, even after moving farther eastward beyond the limits of the forest, one can still see many rivers in the Barguna District. The district has a total area of 1831.31 kmĀ². Important rivers of Barguna district include the Payra River, Bishkhali River and the Baleshwar River.

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