Sundarbans, Bangladesh, satellite image

Sundarbans, Bangladesh, satellite image

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Credit: Copernicus Sentinel data (2016)/ESA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Sundarbans. Satellite image centred over the very eastern part of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh. This region comprising southern Bangladesh and a small part of the Indian state of west Bengal. The whole area incorporates some 10 000 sq kilometres consisting of mangrove and swamp forests bordering the vast river delta on the Bay of Bengal (bottom). It is the world's largest single region of tidal halophytic mangrove forest. Here, the Sundarbans region appears in dark shades of green, while the adjacent brighter areas are densely populated and dominated by agriculture. Imaged by the Sentinel-2A satellite, on 18th March 2016.

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