21 March, 2012

Location and Physical Features

Bangladesh is situated in the north-eastern part of south Asia. The great Himalayas stand as the northen ramparts, while the southern frontier is guarded by the Bay of Bengal. On the west lies the expansive gangetuc plains (West Bengal) of India and on the eastern frontier lies the almost impass able forest of Myanmar (Arakan Province) and India (Tripura and Assam hills)These picturesque geographical boundaries delineate a low lying plain of about 144,000sq.km. (55,598 sq. milles) criss- crossed by innumerable brooks, rivers, rivulets and streams. Mighty rivers the Padma, Jamuna, Meghna, Karnaphuli and other flow through Bangladesh. The unscalable blue is stretched high above, and the green and silvery landscape below runs far and beyond. This is Bangladesh, a fertile land where nature is bounteous.

Bangladesh is a deltaic region. Much of the country’s land area has been built up from alluvial deposits brought down by the major rivers. The land is mostly flat except for a range of hills in the south-est. It is mainly characterized by wooded marshylands and jungles with forest regions in Sylhet, Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban Hill Tract, Sundarbans, Mymensingh and Tangail.

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