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Sundarbans National Park
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Type of site: Natural
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Date of Inscription: 1987
Location: Asia, India, West Bengal
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Six official UN languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Other languages: Hindi
Description: With more than half of its area sitting in India, the rest in Bangladesh, the Sundarbans in full covers 10,000 sq. km of land and water in the Ganges delta. The site holds the world's largest area of mangrove forests. The site is the home of a number of rare or endangered species, including tigers, aquatic mammals, birds and reptiles. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  The Sundarbans National Park (Bengali: সুন্দরবন জাতীয় উদ্দ্যান) is a National Park, Tiger Reserve, UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve located in the Sundarbans delta in Indian state of West Bengal. This region is densely covered by mangrove forests, and is one of the largest reserves of the Bengal tiger. It is also home to a variety of bird, reptile and invertebrate species, including the salt-water crocodile. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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