Batali Hill

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Batali Hill is the highest hill in the city of Chittagong, Bangladesh.[1] It is located near the Tiger Pass crossing, about 1 kilometres from the center of the city, and falls under the Pahartoli Thana.

The hill is about 280 feet high.[2] However, the hill faces threats of erosion and landslides due to illegal hill-cutting activities.[3] In June, 2007, a massive landslide in the area surrounding Batali Hill killed at least 128 people.

Foy's Lake, the largest man-made lake in Chittagong, is situated next to the hill. There is also an Eternal Flame ("Shikha Onirban") commemorating the Bangladesh Liberation War martyrs [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Places of Interest in Chittagong.
  2. ^ Chittagong, article from Banglapedia.
  3. ^ Mindless hill-cutting caused mudslide. The Daily Star. 2007-06-12.
  4. ^ Pahartoli, article from Banglapedia.