- Largest tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world
- Encompasses 10,000 square kilometers
- Name means “beautiful jungle” or “beautiful forests”
- Located mostly in Bangladesh with part in West Bengal, India
The Sundarbans Forest is the largest collection of tidal halophytic mangroves in the world. The Sundarbans Forest encompasses 10,000 sq km with 60% of it in Bangladesh and the remaining forest in West Bengal, India.
The Sundarbans Forest is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. The Sundarbans provide a unique ecosystem and series of habitats for a wide variety of wildlife. In addition to the tiger, 42 species of mammals, 35 reptiles and amphibians, 270 species of birds, and over 120 species of fish. Many of these are endangered.
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