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Sundarbans
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Location Khulna Division, Bangladesh
Nearest city Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat
Governing body Government of Bangladesh
Official name: Sundarbans Reserved Forest
Designated: 21 May 1992
Reference #: 560
Official name: Sundarban Wetland
Designated: 30 January 2019
Reference #: 2370
UNESCO World Heritage site
Official name The Sundarbans
Location Khulna Division, Bangladesh
Includes
  1. Sundarbans West Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. Sundarbans South Sanctuary
  3. Sundarbans East Sanctuary
Criteria Natural: (ix)(x)
Reference 798
Inscription 1997 (21st Session)
Area 139,500 ha (539 sq mi)
Coordinates 21°57′N 89°11′E / 21.95°N 89.183°E / 21.95; 89.183

The Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. 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. 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.


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