Saka Haphong

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Saka Haphong
Mowdok Mual
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Saka Haphong
Elevation 1,052 m (3,451 ft)[1]
Prominence 820 m (2,690 ft)[2]
Listing Country high point
Saka Haphong is located in Bangladesh
Saka Haphong
Saka Haphong
Location in Bangladesh (on the border with Burma)
Location BangladeshBurma border
Range Mowdok range
Coordinates 21°47′19″N 92°36′31″E / 21.78861°N 92.60861°E / 21.78861; 92.60861Coordinates: 21°47′19″N 92°36′31″E / 21.78861°N 92.60861°E / 21.78861; 92.60861
Type Mountain

Saka Haphong (also Mowdok Mual or Clan Moy) is a peak in Bangladesh, often considered the highest point of the country, with an elevation of 1,052 metres (3,451 ft).[3][dead link][4][dead link] Located on the Bangladesh–Burma border, it is situated between Thanchi, Bandarban, Bangladesh and the Chin State of Burma.

Saka Haphong is not officially the highest peak of Bangladesh,[5][dead link][6][dead link] but maps and other data indicate there are no higher peaks within the country.[1][7][dead link] In February 2006 a GPS reading of 1,064 metres was recorded on this summit by English adventurer Ginge Fullen.[8] The location he recorded, 21°47′11″N 92°36′36″E / 21.78639°N 92.61°E, accurately matches the location given by Russian topographic mapping[9][dead link] and SRTM data, although these sources show its height to be slightly lower, at 1,052 metres. Recently two trekking clubs counted the height of Saka Haphong as 3,488 and 3,461 feet respectively.[10] Any of these figures would make it the highest mountain in Bangladesh, exceeding the height of Keokradong which is 3,172 feet high.

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  1. ^ a b "Mowdok Mual, Bangladesh". Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  2. ^ SRTM data in agreement with 1:200,000 Soviet topographic mapping
  3. ^ Bao-Rong Lu, Generai information of the areas visited and the collecting routes, A Report On BRRI-IRRI Cooperative Collection of Wild Oryza Species In Bangladesh, page 5, International Rice Research Institute, October 1529, 1998
  4. ^ Country-wise highest points,
  5. ^ Chowdhury, M. H., Physiography, BANGLAPEDIA: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh
  6. ^ CIA - The World Factbook
  7. ^ Geological Map of Bangladesh in PDF format by USGS
  8. ^ Ginge .:.Peaks Climbed::
  9. ^ Relevant section of the Topographic Map
  10. ^ 'Second highest hill' spotted by 4 youths, The Daily Star, Monday, February 28, 2011

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