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    Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Sundarbans, Geography of Bankura district, Baikunthapur Forest, Eastern Ghats, Rarh region, Birati, Susunia, North Bengal, Sandakfu, List of mountains and hills of the West Bengal, Mama Bhagne, Biharinath, Badulia, Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, Jambudwip, Subbhabhumi, Vajjabhumi, Singalila Ridge, Tin Bigha Corridor, Falut, Arabari, Lebong, Khoai, Chhotanagpur, Sagardighi, Cooch Behar, North Bengal plains, Western plateau and high lands, Gorgaburu. Excerpt: The Sundarbans (Bengali: , Shundorb n) is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. The name Sundarban can be literally translated as "beautiful jungle" or "beautiful forest" in the Bengali language (Shundor, "beautiful" and bon, "forest" or "jungle"). The name may have been derived from the Sundari trees that are found in Sundarbans in large numbers. Alternatively, it has been proposed that the name is a corruption of Samudraban (Bengali: Shomudrob n "Sea Forest") or Chandra-bandhe (name of a primitive tribe). But the generally accepted view is the one associated with Sundari trees. The 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 forest covers 10,000 of which about 6,000 are in Bangladesh. It became inscribed as a UNESCO world heritage suite in 1997. The Sundarbans is estimated to be about 4,110 km, of which about 1,700 km is occupied by waterbodies in the forms of river, canals and creeks of width varying from a few meters to several kilometers. The Sundarbans is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests. The i...


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    Publisher : Books LLC
    Cover : Paperback
    ISBN 13 : 9781156482803
    ISBN 10 : 1156482801
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