Saka Haphong

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Saka Haphong
Mayung Hills, Saka Hafong Tlang
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Saka Haphong
Highest point
Elevation1,052 m (3,451 ft)[1]
Prominence820 m (2,690 ft)[2]
Isolation42 km (26 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
ListingCountry high point
Coordinates21°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
Native name
  • সাকা হাফং  (Bengali)
  • ဆကးအဖောင် တောင်  (Burmese)
Saka Haphong is located in Bangladesh
Saka Haphong
Saka Haphong
Location in Bangladesh (on the border with Myanmar)
LocationBangladeshMyanmar border
CountriesBangladesh and Myanmar
Mountain typeMountain

Saka Haphong (Bengali: সাকা হাফং, Burmese: ဆကးအဖောင် တောင်) is a peak in Southeast Asia and South Asia. Situated in Bangladesh & Myanmar it is often considered the highest point of the country (Bangladesh) , with an elevation of 1,052 metres (3,451 ft).[3][4] Located on the Bangladesh–Myanmar border, it is situated between Thanchi, Bandarban, Bangladesh and the Chin State of Myanmar.

Saka Haphong was believed to be the highest peak of Bangladesh,[5][6] but recent calculations have shown the highest peak of Bangladesh to be Tazing Dong, which is officially recognized as such.[1] In February 2006 a GPS reading of 1,064 metres was recorded on this summit by English adventurer Ginge Fullen.[7][failed verification] 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[8][failed verification] 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, [9]both of which exceeds the height of Keokradong which is 3,172 feet high.

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  1. ^ a b "Mowdok Mual, Bangladesh". Retrieved 2014-07-28.[self-published source]
  2. ^ SRTM data in agreement with 1:200,000 Soviet topographic mapping
  3. ^ Bao-Rong Lu, General information of the areas visited and the collecting routes, A Report On BRRI-IRRI Cooperative Collection of Wild Oryza Species In Bangladesh[permanent dead link], page 5, International Rice Research Institute, October 1529, 1998[dead link]
  4. ^ Country-wise highest points,[dead link]
  5. ^ Chowdhury, Masud Hasan (2012). "Physiography". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  6. ^ "Bangladesh". The World Factbook. CIA.
  7. ^ "World peaks climbed". Ginge Fullen. Archived from the original on 29 July 2014.[self-published source]
  8. ^ "Relevant section of the Topographic Map". Топографическая карта Украины, России, Беларуси. 1965. Archived from the original on 1 May 2013.
  9. ^ "'Second highest hill' spotted by 4 youths". The Daily Star. 28 February 2011.