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Hakaluki Haor

Hakaluki Haor, Sylhet
Hakaluki Haor, Sylhet

Hakaluki Haor (Bengali: হাকালুকি হাওর, Sylheti: ꠢꠣꠇꠣꠟꠥꠇꠤ ꠀꠅꠞ) is a marsh wetland ecological system of North-Eastern Bangladesh.[1] It is one of Bangladesh's largest and one of Asia's larger marsh wetland resources. Hakaluki Haor is bounded by the Kushiara river as well as a part of the Sonai Bardal river to the north, by the Fenchuganj- Kulaura railway to the west and to the south, and by the Kulaura-Beanibazar road the east. It lies between 24°35’ N to 24°44’ N and 92°00’ E to 92°08’ E. [2]

A total of 558 species of animals and birds have been identified here, including some very rare – already declared as threatened, vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered species. Some 190,000 people live in the surrounding Hakaluki haor area.[3]

Hakaluki Haor was designated an Ecologically Critical Area (ECA).

The surface area of Hakaluki Haor is 181.15 km2, of which 72.46 km2 (40.01%) is within the territory of Barlekha Upazila. It is also under Kulaura Juri upazila of Moulvibazar District and Golapganj, Fenchuganj upazila of Sylhet district.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Nixon Talukder and Sanzida Murshed, "Hakaluki Haor", Banglapedia
  2. ^ Choudhury, G. A., Nishat, A. Hydro-meteorological characteristics of Hakaluki Haor. IUCN Bangladesh Country Office. Dhaka. 2005. ISBN 984-8574-23-9 "[1]"
  3. ^ "Ecologically Critical Area", M. Aminul Islam, Banglapedia