Watch this incredible video showing river erosion in Bangladesh.

In the south, there are vast wetlands near the Bay of Bengal. Mangrove vegetation is everywhere, and the people have carved out a profitable industry built around the harvesting of several mangrove species that have commercial value. The Bengalis also use the soft wood of the gengwa tree to make paper for newspapers. Beautiful flowers like the water lily, Chinese hibiscus, bokul and marigold are abundant. The shapla water lily is the country’s national flower. Fauna Bangladesh is rich in wildlife, although some species have dropped in number significantly in modern times. Elephants live near the Chittagong Hills, and water buffalo have been domesticated for use in pulling carts and plowing fields.


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