Batali Hill

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

The hill is about 280 feet high.[1] However, the hill faces threats of erosion and landslides due to illegal hill-cutting activities.[2] 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 [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Osmany, Shireen Hasan (2012). "Chittagong City". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ "Mindless hill-cutting caused mudslide". The Daily Star. 2007-06-12. 
  3. ^ Bhuiyan, Golam Kibria (2012). "Pahartali Thana". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 

Coordinates: 22°20′38″N 91°48′58″E / 22.3440°N 91.8161°E / 22.3440; 91.8161