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Sundarbans and Delta Area on Bay of Bengal, Southern Bangladesh

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November 19th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Wetlands

Bangladesh - November 9th, 2011

This APM image shows the  vast delta on the Bay of Bengal formed by the super confluence of the Padma, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers across Saiyan, in southern Bangladesh.

The area is home to the Sundarbans, the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. 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. The interconnected network of waterways makes almost every corner of the forest accessible by boat.